oday many people still visit the parish of Kettlewell with Starbotton for the hill walking, one of the most popular routes being to the top of Great Whernside, which is the highest point in Upper Wharfedale. Walkers also pass through the villages on the Dales Way, Lady Anne's Way and the Inn Way.
Since the Tour de France in 2014 and the Tour de Yorkshire in 2018, the routes of which both pass through the parish, the numbers of cyclists visiting Kettlewell has considerably increased. Cavers visit the villages for the pot holes in the area, particularly Dow Cave and Providence Pot. Other visitors come to the area just to admire the stunning limestone scenery.
All these visitors are catered for with four pubs, a village shop, two tea rooms, a pizzeria and a garage. Plentiful accommodation is available in the hotels and inns, B&Bs, hostels, campsites and self-catering cottages.