This helicopter tour is available from The Courtyard, near Settle as a 30 minute flight to cover the beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery. Departing from Settle and taking a circular route tracking north as far as Bolton Castle with return.
The helicopter will usually fly at an altitude of around 1500 feet, offering unrivalled views of some of the best scenery within the Yorkshire Dales.
Leaving Burnsall you will take an impressive tour firstly tracking north along the eastern edge of the Upper Wharfedale Valley reaching Great Whernside situated between Wharfedale and Nidderdale. Routing on to Bishopdale, passing the village of Newbiggin before joining the Wensleydale Valley to see Aysgarth with its famous fast flowing Falls. Travelling on you will see the historic, dominating and impressive Medieval 14th Century Bolton Castle, home to Mary Queen of Scots in 1568 / 1569, the most northerly point of this trip. The helicopter continues to the lovely market town of Leyburn, turning for the return journey as Middleham is stumbled across – famous for its race horses and the gallops and of course Middleham Castle, the childhood home of Richard III, before carrying on to East Witton and Masham Moor. Nearing the end of the flight you will see Lofthouse, where you cross the Nidderdale Valley tracking to Hebden Moor and Grimwith Reservoir before landing back at Burnsall.
A stunning flight taking in the varying landscapes of ‘God’s Own Country’ – which we are so lucky to have within the remarkable Yorkshire Dales.