Grassington is a village in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, England. The village is around 9 miles (14 km) from Bolton Abbey and is surrounded by beautiful limestone scenery. Nearby villages include Linton, Threshfield, Hebden, Conistone and Kilnsey.
Although often described by local people as a village, Grassington was granted a Royal Charter for a market and fair in 1282 giving it market town status. The market was held regularly until about 1860. A change in land use from the early 17th century, when lead mining began to assume more importance, brought some prosperity, but Grassington's heyday arrived during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The opening of the Yorkshire Dales Railway to Threshfield in 1901 brought new visitors, many of whom settled, some finding work in Skipton or in the developing limestone quarries.
Today Grassington is the main residential and tourist centre in Upper Wharfedale. Centred around its small cobbled square is a selection of shops offering food, clothing and gifts, alongside small cafes, restaurants and hotels.
The walking in this area can be spectacular and easy to walk in with gentle climbs, wide open spaces and sheltered valleys. Do join us for a wonderful day walking amongst like friendly minded people.