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Welcome to Cherish Glamping 

Welcome to Cherish Glamping!

The site is set in the heart of Upper Wensleydale, famous for its cheese. It is the only Yorkshire Dale not named after its river, though the older name was Yoredale one of the names for the River Ure which runs a short walk down the valley from the site. The village of Wensley’s name derives from Woden’s Ley – The Pagan God Woden’s Meadow.

The Dales are steeped in history and are loved for the spectacular scenery, with unspoilt villages and old market towns in abundance, it is also the perfect place to unwind and relax.

We have some of the finest scenic walking in the country. The Pennine Way, Coast to Coast walk, Dales Way and the Inn Way to name a few. The Yoredale way goes through the back of the barn behind the site. We have a network of cycle tracks and byways for those of you who prefer two wheels to two legs. You can visit the many castles and abbeys, stately homes during your stay and you simply must try one of the Dale’s local pubs and sample the local ale.

Mill Gill is readily reachable east on the track to the back of the site & you can walk down to the village of Askrigg from there too. Hardraw & Hawes are westily along the same track. Each have places to eat and drink, but be careful to book ahead.

The Yorkshire Dales has many activities from potholing in caves, climbing the crags, fishing in our rivers and why not try the Forbidden Corner in Coverdale you can round it off with a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes where you can sample the vast range of cheese on offer. We have waterfalls and tea rooms galore that you can discover in the range of unspoilt villages and towns.

Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw falls (2.5 miles away and impressive after a downpour) were both locations in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Nearby Askrigg – Old Norse Askr (ash) hryggr (ridge) was the fictional Darrowby in All Creatures Great and Small.

Useful Contacts

Address: West Shaw Cote Cottage, Low Abbotside, Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3JH

Doctors: The Holme, Hawes, DL8 3QR – 01969 667200

Dentists: Alpha Dental Centre, The Heath Centre Hawes, The Holme, DL8 3QR – 01969 623999

Vets: Bainbridge Vets, Station Surgery , Askrigg, DL8 3BJ – 01969 650263

Owners: Steve & Jo  01969 650932 and We are really happy to help you with any questions that you might have – we are the right hand door facing the farmhouse from the track you travelled up to reach us.


General house-keeping

We have provided some complementary wood, kindling and eco-lighters enough to get you going. Should you require extra fuel, this can be found in the barn on the track side of the barn about half way down. Ash is £7.50 per bag with a long clean burn, Dalby Silver (Birch) is £8.00 a bag easy to light with a fast, hot burn. 

Please do just use the fuel provided as some paper and types of wood easily discolour or damage the stove. The top of the stove gets very hot so please don’t place anything on it.

Your yurt is has plates, bowls, cups, glasses and cutlery, please insure that these are all clean at the end of the stay, any additional plates and bowls that are goven to you for breakfast and evening meals can be returned to the trolley outside the kitchen in the barn. 

Waste and recycling are collected in the commercial bins on the hardstanding to the east of the barn. Please put any glass bottles into the black crate as they are dealt with separately.

Fresh eggs from our chickens are available to take home with you at 6 for £1.65.

Breakfast is complimentary and we will get your order and time by 8pm the night before. If you change your mind or we miss each other please just send a Whats App message.


Yes, we do have it! Although cable and fibre haven’t reached us yet so you may need a little patience.

Wifi: Cherish Glamping

Password: Wensleydale


Feel free to use the meadows in front of the glamping site or the house to exercise your dogs or children….Certain times of the year there will be livestock in some of the meadows, however we always try to keep one free.


We very much welcome pets in the glamping site, however, we do ask you to appreciate that we are surrounded by farmland and livestock and respectfully ask you to keep dogs under strict control in areas that there are animals. Please keep dogs on a lead in the yurt field.

We also have chickens that are quite free ranging they are not afraid of dogs as they have grown up with our Springers but please take care if your dog likes to chase birds.

If you have brought you dog with you please bag and put the dog waste into the general refuse commercial bin.

The closest pet shop is in Hawes – Rhodes Pet Shop and Wildlife Supplies and the Ropemakers sell dog leads


Grocery shopping

There is a Spa in Hawes which sells alcohol, soft drinks and snacks or a village shop in Askrigg which provides a limited selection.

For a wider, more eclectic choice of drinks and snacks then try Elijah Allen’s.

Eating Out

We recommend the King’s Arms in Askrigg with great food and a lovely friendly atmosphere but best to book in advance, they are dog friendly but do let them know when you book to ensure your table is set in a suitable area.

The Bake Well in Askrigg is a walker and cyclists favourite for lunchtime or high tea treats. The Corn Mill tea room in Bainbridge again comes with high recommendation from Trip Adviser.

We like the White Hart Inn & the Crown based in Hawes with good evolving menus.

The Stone House hotel 1 ½ miles turning right out of the drive towards Hawes offers a daily menu of three or four courses and will accept non-residents when booked in advance. We only hear good things about the food.

The Green Dragon in Hardraw is quite quirky and friendly, it has also been the set for a few films and adverts.

There is also a fish and chip van that visits  Askrigg at 4.00 on a Wednesday and The Hawes Chippie

There is a Pizza takeaway recently opened in Hawes

The Wensleydale Pantry offers wide ranging & good value for money menu.

Choose good pub grub from The Board in Hawes and The Crown in Askrigg also offering the best prices on good Yorkshire pints.


Eating In


We can provide a pack-up lunch if ordered the night before and evening meals if ordered by 15:00 for 18:00 to 20:00 in the evening.

Please order from the menu in the welcome book as we do change things from time to time.

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