Take to the hills and enjoy the great outdoors exploring the Yorkshire Dales, safe in the knowledge that all the creature comforts await you at the end of the day.
For those that would like to indulge a little, we have hampers available that can be delivered to one of our Bothy Huts on the moors. These offer shelter (with a blazing fire) and sweeping views of the surrounding Dales.
There are two walking packages available :
The Dales Explorer
This is a package that allows you to walk between Swinton Park and two other luxury hotels in the area, The Yorke Arms in Nidderdale and The Blue Lion at East Witton in Wensleydale.
There is free baggage delivery between each destination and a walking map to help you find your way. Picnics are also available, and there is a Bothy Lunch Hut on the moors on Swinton Estate for those wanting to enjoy some shelter and a blazing fire on a winter’s day. The package price amounts to the B&B or DB&B rates available at any one of the hotels you would like to stay at, with just an extra charge for a picnic or for the use of the Bothy Lunch Hut. The baggage delivery service is provided by the hotel that you are walking from, but is not available between The Yorke Arms and The Blue Lion.
The Swinton Estate Rambler
Stay at Swinton Park for a night, and explore the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate stretching from the River Ure up onto the moorland dales. Walking routes available range from a gentle stroll along the River Burn to a day hike up onto the moors including lunch in a bothy hut. For the really keen there is a 32 mile walk around the perimeter of the Estate.
The Swinton Estate Rambler package includes :
- accommodation with breakfast and dinner for two.
- a rucksack picnic to take with you on your walk (hamper delivery service to Bothy Hut available at extra charge)
- illustrated Swinton Estate walking guide
- an hour in our spa (with cedar hot tub and sauna) and a half hour Walker’s Massage on return
Rates for this package start at £335 per room per night.
The Turner Trail
JMW Turner RA (1775-1851) was one of Britain’s greatest landscape painters, watercolourists and printmakers. Renowned as ‘the painter of light’, Turner’s work helped to place romantic landscape painting on a par with history painting in the 19th Century and helped plant the seeds of impressionism.
Turner first visited Yorkshire in 1797 and returned here throughout his life, inspired by the spirituality he found in its glorious landscapes. He visited more than 70 places, many of them local to Swinton Park such as Masham, Fountains Abbey, Jervaulx Abbey, Hackfall and Bolton Castle. He sketched and painted the views he saw from many angles and many scenes in his Yorkshire works can still be viewed today.
You can explore each of these places and find out more about Turner’s inspiration behind them by visiting the Welcome to Yorkshire website (www.yorkshire.com/turner), where there are also guided tails and podcasts.
Please note that unless otherwise stated, all rates given apply to standard rooms and are based on double occupancy, in some cases a two night stay is required over a weekend. Christmas, New Year and Valentines are also excluded.
We are delighted to have received planning approval for our Country Club and Spa, which will include an indoor swimming pool with full spa and fitness facilities, as well as a 40-seat conservatory restaurant, coffee shop and Swinton Estate shop. Please see our press release for more information. In the meantime, book fabulous Thalgo treatments in our current spa to look your best for the Christmas party season and enjoy our tempting Festive Lunches and Afternoon Teas or inspiring Christmas Chef’s Tables and seasonal cookery courses, amid the castle’s glorious decorations.