Hawes is a small market town and civil parish in Upper Wensleydale in the Richmondshire area of North Yorkshire, England, that was provided its market charter in 1699. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Hawes lies ahead of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales; the River Ure goes to the north of the community as well as is considered as one of the honeypot vacationer attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is referred to as the residence to the Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese. The population in 2011 was 887; the estimated population in 2016 was 893. The parish of Hawes also includes the neighbouring district of Gayle. The population of the complete parish was 1,137 in 2011 as well as was approximated at 1,138 in 2016. Hawes is 31.2 miles (50.2 km) west of the county town of Northallerton. The Wensleydale Creamery is a major producer of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese. Explained by Reader's Digest as The Village That Refused to Die, Hawes has a very energetic non-profit community team that seeks funding as well as makes use of the money to re-open keep area services that were closing.