With its patchwork green valleys, craggy cliff faces and farmland laced with limestone walls, it’s little wonder that the Yorkshire Dales is a film star. The breathtaking national park has starred in Calendar Girls, Harry Potter and Emmerdale. The hills are alive with the sound of wildlife – woodpeckers, cuckoos and wood warblers. In August heather covers the moorland like a purple carpet. Follow the footsteps of Georgian gentry to spa towns like Harrogate to discover the pump rooms, manicured flower gardens and quaint tearooms. Stock up on local delicacies like Wensleydale cheese and strong Yorkshire tea.