In today's blog some locals suggest their favourite places to stand and stare. If you have others you'd like to share please add them in the comments below.
The 30 degree views from the top of Bolton Castle never fail to uplift and inspire. They are ever changing, beautiful and so atmospheric especially if you imagine how many people must have stood on the same spot over the centuries.
"There's a fantastic view as you come from Hawes to Thwaite over the Buttertubs. Just as you start to descend, the majesty of Swaledale opens out in front of you. Every time it's different and special because of the fabulous changing light and weather." Glen Payne, Herriots in Hawes.
"I feel so lucky to be here. Standing at the viewpoint on the road from Hawes to Oughtershaw, especailly when there is an amazing red sun setting over the flat top of Ingleborough. It feels truly on top of the world as you can see the wilderness for miles and miles." Fiona Clark, Nethergill Farm.
"I love the view from Middlesmoor Church, looking down into Upper Nidderdale. There's not a more beautiful and thought-provoking place in the world!" Anne Challis, Studfold
"Oxenbur Ridge is a flat, limestone pavemented hill. From its top you can see Austwick, village life and farming traditions that stretch back centuries." Paul Reynolds, The Traddock, Austwick.
"I love to walk up to the top of Fremington Edge and just sit and watch the convergence of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Reeth is a perfect spot for a tiny town- no wonder the Romans and Vikings settled here." Jane Sammells, Kitchen Curriculum.
"The view from the top of Kilnsey Crag at sunrise is pretty hard to beat." Jamie Roberts, Kilnsey Park Estate.
"It's just a short climb over the canal bridge here in Bank Newton to the top of Banks Hill, and yet there's a wonderful 360 degree panorama taking in Malham Cover and Pendle Hill." Rachel Berry, Newton Grange.
"I really enjoy the views from Cautley Spout, about half way up (because it's such hard work climbing to the top!). There's a rock you can sit on to look back down the valley, following the ribbon of stream to where it joins the river." Laura Rosenzweig, Laura's Loom.
"Looking out over Thieves Moss from Sulber. It's just such a fantastic view over this sweep of limestone pavement and Crummackdale." Mark Allum.
"It's wonderful to be in Oxenber Woods at bluebell time, looking across a sea of bluebells and really savouring the scent." Gail Smith, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.
"I love sitting on the top of High Hill from which there is a stunning, panoramic view of Settle, Giggleswick, Pendle Hill, the Bowland Fells, Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, the river Ribble and the Settle-Carlisle Railway." Sue Amphlett, Cottontail Crafts.
Is your favourite view in the Yorkshire Dales included in this list? If not, do add it in the comments below. Thanks!