Yorkshire has more than 100 miles of coastline, dozens of rivers and reservoirs and an ancient canal network. Once at the heart of our textile industry, they're great places to explore and enjoy. Gently stroll along miles of tranquil towpaths, stopping off in towns and villages along the way, or cruise along at the helm of your very own narrowboat.
Fast flowing rivers, tranquil canals, vast expanses of open water and mile after mile of coastline, it's no surprise many watersports enthusiasts flock to Yorkshire. Serious sailors, have-a-go surfers and first-time fishermen will all be in their element here. So let's dive in.
Grab your tackle and take your pick from our freshwater rivers, deep still lakes and reservoirs, varied coast and network of waterways - all teeming with fish.
If sailing and windsurfing is your thing, Yorkshire is your kind of place. Our rich variety of sailing clubs and venues combine the best facilities with the most stunning views. The great thing about sailing in this area is that you often have fantastic countryside as your backdrop.
Yorkshire has some excellent rivers and can cater for flat water paddling to Grade 3+ white water. Our extensive network of canals and rugged coastline also offer some of the best canoeing and kayaking around.
Wetsuits at the ready because Yorkshire has some great surf beaches. The varied coastline throws up some great surfing conditions that are largely rock-free and free from crowds too. So, thanks to the great facilities, easy access, and of course tempting waves, surfing in the county has never been as popular.