5 things to do in the Dales this Autumn

Sheep in Sedbergh

Sheep in Sedbergh - Credit: Archant

Out and about In the Dales

September 10th-20th Sedbergh Sheepfest Family fun event as local organisation and businesses make sheep to decorate the town. Stalls, crafts displays and treasure hunts for the kids. www.sedbergh.org.uk

September 13th Hardraw Brass Band Festival The second oldest brass competition in the world, first held in 1882. Bands play in the grounds of the Green Dragon pub at Hardraw, near Hawes, below the 100ft waterfall of Hardraw Force. www.yhbba.org.uk

September 21st Nidderdale Show The last of the major events brings down the curtain on the agricultural show season for another year, regularly attracting 17,000 people with all the usual classes and competitions plus a funfair and cricket match. www.nidderdaleshow.co.uk

September 24th- October 4th Richmond Walking and Books Festival Now in its 11th year, the festival features guided walks for all abilities in and around Richmond and Swaledale by day and literary events and talks each evening. Booking required. www.booksandboots.org

October 2nd-4th Ingleton Folk Weekend Family friendly event at various venues with open sessions and concerts plus Morris dancers, Punch and Judy and a ceilidh. www.ingletonfolk.co.uk