Yorkshire’s exhilarating and diverse landscape provides an extraordinary degree of variety. Whether you want a gentle stroll to sharpen your appetite for lunch or a challenging ramble through the high tops of the Peak District, Yorkshire is a great place to enjoy some fresh air. Situated near Sowerby Bridge above the small and quaint village of Norland is Norland Moor local nature reserve. With views over the Ryburn and Calder Valleys, luckily there are several pubs on the way round providing plenty of opportunities to stop and refuel.
For the dedicated walker, Yorkshire’s appeal grows with every visit. In addition to the pleasures of wandering free through ancient hilltops sculpted into wild, serrated crags, there is a choice of long distance national trails including the Cleveland Way through the North York Moors and the Pennine Way along England’s great backbone. But don’t worry, you don’t have to do the whole walk at once!
For inspiring landscapes, the Yorkshire Wolds present amazing chalk landscapes, stunning wildlife, vibrant market towns and ancient villages along the 79-mile way from the Humber Bridge in Hull through Market Weighton, Pocklington and finishing on the edge of the Wolds in Filey.
Head northwards from Filey and discover the latest stretch of the England Coast Path to have opened passing through Scabrorough, Whitby, Saltburn and then onto Redcar with stunning views of the North York Moors National Park.
Walking, of course, is only one of Yorkshire’s outdoor pleasures. The variety of activities designed to help you get the best from the stunning landscape is constantly growing. Take off in a hot-air balloon to see the fascinating terrain from on high, or laze your way through it by narrowboat. Ride through the scenery on horseback or mountain bike. Whether you’re sailing or surfing, diving or driving, you’ll find your own view of glorious Yorkshire.