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Holiday cabin, Hawkswick

YDNPA, 2004,

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Holiday cabins

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36626

Parish: Hawkswick

OS Grid Reference: SD958701

Dale: Upper Wharfedale

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Following the First World War, people with increasing leisure time and a desire to enjoy the healthy air of the Dales began to build weekend holiday cabins on any scrap of ground they could buy or rent. Some adapted railway carriages, others built wooden huts. Several of these little holiday cabins can still be discovered hidden away around the park, most still treasured and carefully maintained such as this example in Littondale.
White, Robert (2002) The Yorkshire Dales. A Landscape Through Time. Ilkley: Great Northern Books


Head south out of Arncliffe towards Kilnsey. After 2 miles take permissive footpath on left through field gate. A good example of a holiday cabin lies about 200 metres down this track. No public access. View from footpath.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Kilnsey. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Well-made track past site. Viewable from roadside over field wall or through gate.

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