The Parish of Horton-in-Ribblesdale welomes the thousands of visitors to our villages and surrounding area. People come to discover the breathtaking environment, challanges and history within the Ribble valley of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With the mountains of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough flanking the river Ribble.

Whether your visit is for wildlife, geology, art, industrial history, physical challenges or relaxation, our Parish is a place to be inspired. 

Events during the year include the Horton Show, Three Peaks Cycle-Cross and Fell races, Gaping Ghyll Pothole challenge. 

Keep up to date and follow us on Twitter @horton_in_Ribb.

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Dry Rigg Quarry Viewing Platform

Dry Rigg Quarry is a working gritstone quarry in Upper Ribblesdale, producing a stone with exceptional wearing and skid-resistant properties. The quarry is in Helwith Bridge, approximately 5 miles north of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and has a public viewing platform.There is an Education centre at the quarry and over a thousand students from all over the UK will have toured the quarry since the centre was opened.

Anyone interested in visiting the Education Centre and touring the quarry should contact Mik Cardus or Mick Lambert on 01729 860411.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Following the establishment of the National Park in 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority became an independent body, within the framework of local government, in 1997. We provide some services similar to those provided elsewhere by district and county councils. For example, we are the local planning authority. Most of the things we do, however, are particular to national park authorities.

This website is owned and run by Horton in Ribblesdale Parish Council, it satisfies the requirement of the Transparency Code Legislation 2015 in respect to Local Authority documentation which must be available to the public. The Council information provided within the site include agenda, minutes, financial statements, policies, procedures, Councillor and contact details.

The website is also freely available to the community, enabling voluntary organisations and  local groups to advertise events to a wider community. Local businesses can also advertise their services on the website free of charge, this decision was resolved at the Parish Council meeting held on 10/06/2019. 


To advertise using the website the organiser of an event must in the first instance contact the Clerk to the Council using the contact details provided on the site. The organiser will provide the notice of the event, which will be examined for suitability purposes before being placed on the Council website. Local businesses must also follow this process to ensure appropriate advertising practices are maintained.

It is the responsibility of any organiser or business to notify Council of any changes to an advertisement by informing the Clerk as soon as possible.


Horton in Ribblesdale Parish Council allow local groups and businesses to use its website for advertising purposes and provide this service free of charge, enabling the promotion of our community and their services to a wider area.

The Parish Council abstains from recommending any of the advertised services, but will provide free advertising space as a platform for the community to promote their services.