A THREE part documentary series called The Yorkshire Dales with Paul Rose will air this weekend on BBC two. 

In the series adventurer and explorer Paul Rose will visit some of the most popular spots in the Yorkshire Dales, as well as discovering some hidden gems.

The Yorkshire Dales is Britain’s third biggest National Park and one of the most popular. More than 23,000 people live there and nearly five million come to visit every year.

In episode one Paul is in Wensleydale where his journey starts in Garsdale. He visits the picturesque village of Hawes, the magnificent Aysgarth Falls and the medieval Bolton Castle, before finishing up in the market town of Leyburn.

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Paul will check out the hills that test the world’s best cyclists. He is joined by British racing cyclist Annie Simpson, who challenges him to cycle up one of the highest points in the Dales, the renowned Buttertubs Pass. He also meets a team of visually impaired tandem cyclists from Huddersfield and brings his own tandem to join them for a ride.

At Bolton Castle, Paul meets Tom Orde-Powlett, a man whose home is his actual castle! And in Aysgarth he has a close-up encounter with a family of beautiful Dales dormice.

Episodes two and three of The Yorkshire Dales will see Paul visit Swaledale and Wharfedale.

Episode one will be aired this Saturday at 7pm.