From Mount Pleasant you can visit Swaledale and Herriot's Wensleydale, always beautiful at any time of year. York with its Yorvik and Railway Museums, Durham and Beamish, the East Coast and Lakes.
For family fun, Lightwater Valley theme park, Settle - Carlisle Railway and many splendid castles and historic buildings are within a short drive.
Only 3 miles away is the historic town of Richmond, which is ideal for a touring centre and is situated at the entrance to Swaledale. The cobbled Market Place is dominated by the castle's Norman Keep from the top of which it is possible to view most of the town, the River Swale and surrounding countryside. There are many walks around the town and one of the finest is along the river to Easby Abbey.
Richmondshire covers an area of 507 square miles from the River Tees at Croft (where Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland" spent part of his boyhood), and includes all Swaledale and most of Wensleydale.
A number of smaller dales branch off these two dales with many miles of moorland for walking. All this area is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The beauty of the dales, and particularly Swaledale, is outstanding in May when bluebells and primroses carpet the woodlands and the trees are coming into leaf, and also in October, for the autumn tints as the leaves change colour.