The Wharfedale Wander helicopter flight is available from The Courtyard near Settle. The flight covers the familiar Yorkshire Dales National Park landscape of England’s most dramatic limestone cliffs and escarpments, picturesque villages and valleys with fields criss-crossed by dry-stone walls and barns dotted randomly. You will fly at an altitude of around 1500 feet, and enjoy unrivalled views of some of Yorkshire’s most spectacular scenery. Depending on the chosen flight you will see sights such as:
The Courtyard, Settle – 15 Minute Flight
The famous market town of Skipton with its historic medieval castle, reputedly one of the best preserved in Britain, dating back to 1090.
The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway with the 30,000 acre Bolton Abbey Estate which includes factures such as, the prominent Priory ruins situated at the side of The River Wharfe and the acclaimed Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel.
The pretty villages of Appletreewick and Burnsall are also covered.
20 Minute Flight
The charming villages of Threshfield and Grassington which is at the heart of the Upper Wharfedale Valley.
The spectacular Kilnsey Crag watching over the fields below where the annual show is held.
The pretty village of Kettlewell now the location for the hit movie Calendar Girls and its well-known annual Scarecrow Festival. Starbottom and Buckden are reached before returning on a similar route back to Settle.
30 Minute Flight
Tracking from The Courtyard and routing via Malham and Malham Tarn to Arncliffe with spectacular views of Littondale, to the top of Upper Wharfedale, covering Buckden, Starbottom, Kettlewell, Kilnsey, Threshfield, Grassington, Burnsall, Appletreewick and Bolton Abbey on return.