The Cover Bridge Inn is popular with anglers and day fishing. Permits can be obtained here for the River Cover and the River Ure for excellent trout and grayling fishing.
Those of you who enjoy walking will be spoilt for choice, as there are many recognised walks local to the Inn, one of which follows the River Cover downstream to the confluence of the River Cover and Ure, But watch out for the legendary 'Kelpie' - a horse-like creature whiches rises out of the waters here to stalk it's prey!
1.5 miles along the A6108 is the Historic town of Middleham with it's imposing ruined Norman castle, one time residence of Richard III. Dubbed the 'Newmarket of the North', Middleham lies at the centre of Yorkshire's most famous racing centres, where a dozen or so trainers handle hundreds of potentially top class racehorses which are exercised on the wide expanse of Middleham Moor every day.
In the opposite direction lie the evocative ruins of Jervaulx Abbey set in beautiful wooded parkland, renowned for the wild flowers which bloom amongst it's stones. From here the A6108 leads to the market town of Masham, famous in the beer-drinking world as the home of not just one but two breweries (complete with visitor centres) Theakston's and Black sheep.
Also close by are the market towns of Leyburn (market day Friday) and Richmond (Saturday) with it's ancient castle, riverside walks and picturesque cobbled market square.