White Rose Way

Sport & Leisure


Created over 2011 and published in 2012, this easy going yet beautiful walk was created by experienced outdoor enthusiast Paul Brown.

From the start point at the Black Prince Statue in Leeds City Square, the route soon leaves the modern city behind via Victorian and Edwardian parkland to enter the countryside which surrounds Leeds.

Passing the outdoor film set of the fictional tv village of Emmerdale, the walk continues through the parkland and deer park of Harewood House before following
the lush Wharfe valley to the ancient market town of Wetherby.

Pretty yorkshire stone villages come and go en route to Tadcaster and then follows
a countryside Roman Road into suburbs of York. From here the walk traverses vast agricultural plains to Kexby and the battle town of Stamford Bridge.

The walk then follows the line of the River Derwent into the Howardian Hills Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty, passing Kirkham Abbey, and into Malton.

The chocolate-box village of Thornton le Dale is next before entering the North York
Moors National Park, and the impossible beauty of the Wykeham and Dalby forests.

Remote Harwood Dale is passed en route to Cloughton and the North Sea coast
before a clifftop meander into the North Bay at Scarborough.

A beach and headland stroll sees the walk terminate at the Harbourside TIC in the
South Bay.

The walk is very easy going with no mountains or hills to conquer, but passes through
stunning countryside with a marvellous range of wildlife.

You would have to go far and wide to encounter a walk with such variety as this one.

The book details numerous points of local and natural history of the areas through which the walk passes.

The book is available through http://www.whiteroseway.co.uk at £7.99 + p&p. The website also contains an accommodation guide and baggage handling contact details as well as current updates and a photo gallery.

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