Kettlewell is a very pretty village in Upper Wharfedale, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, six miles north of Grassington and two miles south of Buckton on the B6160. The village is on the Dales Way (from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness in Cumbria) and is popular with walkers of all ages. The scenery around Kettlewell is magnificent with rolling hills, stone walled fields and the river Wharfe meandering down the valley to Burnsall and beyond until it reaches the river Ouse at Cawood. It has all that the visitor could wish for; cafes, tea rooms, pubs and hotels, craft shops and country wear and small bed and breakfasts. It has ample car parking and is certainly worth a visit to walk around the village, enjoy a pub lunch or afternoon tea.
It has recently gained another accolade as the Tour de France will be passing through the village on the 5 July 2014. It is already popular with cyclists and this can only enhance its reputation as great cycling country.