Only 1km from Richmond town centre you will find the pretty Yorkshire village of Hudswell. Home to our cosy two-bedroom luxury holiday cottage with a hot tub, Woodcroft Cottage. It is a great day trip as well as an ideal place to base yourself for exploring the beauties of the Yorkshire Dales. 

From Richmond, follow the picturesque trail riverside along the River Swale through Hudswell Woods. On sunnier days, picnic by the river whilst watching the water flow by. Or in October simply appreciate the woods rich mosaic of autumn colour.

Nobody needs to get left behind either as there are many dog-friendly pubs and walks in the area. Plus Woodcroft Cottage, like many of our Yorkshire holiday cottages, is dog-friendly accommodation.

Head up the 230 Hudswell Steps (make sure you keep a count!) from Richmond to arrive at Hudswell village where you can take a well-deserved break at The George and Dragon. A CAMRA multi award-winning traditional Dales pub, it offers a warm Yorkshire welcome and a range of local ales and home-cooked food made from local produce. The pub has acres of gardens to the rear, with gorgeous views over the Swale Valley and beyond. The George and Dragon is also notable for being the first community-owned pub in Yorkshire; since it re-opened in 2010, it's a very popular haunt.

For a longer scenic stroll, why not head to the pretty village of Downholme, a delightfully secluded spot surrounded by wooded hillside. The Bolton Arms is a good local, with a well stocked bar of local ales. Behind the village inn stands the ruins of Downholme Hall. You can also spot a small waterfall which runs north through the village to join the nearby River Swale.


Book a luxury break for four people in Hudswell at Woodcroft Cottage, our cosy holiday cottage with a hot tub. Follow our journey on social media throughout October #AutumnAdventures

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