10 of the most picturesque walks in Yorkshire Yorkshire News

The locations identified in the study, conducted by ShoeZone, have some of the most stunning views in Yorkshire, as well as idyllic canal-side walks and unique features such as rock formations that are millions of years old.

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From Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay (1.2 million posts)

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With sublime views of the Yorkshire coastline, this stunning walk boasts a mix of history, architecture and hair-raising tales of Count Dracula.

Yorkshire’s popular coastal walk takes around three hours to complete and is seven miles long.

Visitors often choose to begin their walk by climbing the 199 steps of St Mary’s Cemetery, which lead to stunning views of the city and two harborside lighthouses.

Heading towards Robin Hood’s Bay, walkers can admire the cliffs and can choose from many local pubs and fish and chip shops for a break.

Robin Hood’s Bay

The route begins in the heart of the busy medieval town of Ripon and follows the canal to stunning views of the countryside, a quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle.

The route is lined with historic landmarks including a renovated warehouse and the Ripon Cathedral.

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Skipton to Saltaire Canal Walk, (144k posts)

Following the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, this 16-mile walk begins in the charming market town of Skipton.

Walkers then pass through the Yorkshire Dales on a route that follows the valley of the River Aire and offers stunning rural views.

The walk ends at a favorite Yorkshire destination: Saltaire, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its industrial history.

Malham Cove and Gordale Scar (116k posts)

The route passes Janet’s Foss, a small but impressive waterfall in Malham, and then onto the limestone pavement made famous by Harry Potter.

Bird watchers will especially enjoy this walk, as there is a chance of seeing peregrine falcons at Malham Cove.

Old Saltburn to Warsett Hill (107k posts)

The walk offers stunning ocean views as it follows the clifftop path of Cleveland Way towards Warsett Hill.

It ends at Warsett Hill, which has historical Roman connections and was once used as a Roman defensive sight station.

Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay (88k posts)

The route runs along Howdale Moor, which boasts sweeping views of the moors, before moving onto the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line to Robin Hood’s Bay.

Robin Hood’s Bay is known to be a historic location for smugglers and the area is full of secret tunnels and hidden alleyways.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (67k posts)

Fountains Abbey is a popular National Trust and World Heritage Site where you will discover the ancient abbey ruins surrounded by a unique water garden.

Studley Royal Water Garden is a spectacular Georgian construction and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986.

Visitors can enjoy following trails and trails that explore the beautiful scenery and enjoy refreshments at the on-site tea room.

Ingleton Falls Trail (56k posts)

The trails run close to the rivers edge and provide stunning views of waterfalls, making it a fantastic spot for photography.

It is recommended to wear walking shoes due to the large number of steps, which also make it a route not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

Richmond to Reeth (54k posts)

It then runs through Swaledale, passing picturesque rivers and meadows, another great spot for keen photographers.

Ending in Reeth, an ancient Saxon settlement, walkers have the opportunity to enjoy one of the many cozy pubs in the village offering local ales and food.

Brimham Rocks (50k posts)

Brimham Rocks is made up of a set of gigantic moorland rock formations, sculpted and eroded over more than 320 million years.

The area is a 183.9 hectare Biological Site of Special Scientific Interest and Geological Conservation Review, which makes for a very interesting walk.

The rock formations offer a unique opportunity for photographers to capture the distinctive shapes and scenic surroundings.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-08 08:47:32

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