Bank Holiday’s coming up…get your walking boots on, a flask of soup and off you go! We asked our team where their top place to visit is… have you visited any?
Exploring the Yorkshire Dales
How could we possibly write about the best places in Yorkshire without mentioning the Yorkshire Dales? The Yorkshire Dales National Park encompasses thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages – perfect for exploring with family and friends, which is Rafal’s favourite way to enjoy the Dales. Or you could be like Will, and head out on your bike around Ilkley, Otley and Patley Bridge – some of the hills that the Tour De France climbed (and now our own Tour De Yorkshire!)
A picnic at Hack Falls
Hack Falls near Masham is such an incredible place to visit, especially if the sun’s shining. Annabel loves visiting for a picnic, a cider and a dip in the river, saying “It’s the most magical place, tucked away in a woodland valley. Even better when no one else is around… you just listen to the birds singing and the flow of water over the mini rapids.”
The ruins of the Bolton Priory are offset by the incredible views of the surrounding countryside and the River Wharfe running through the Bolton Abbey Estate. Not to mention the miles of woodland paths, the Valley of Desolation waterfall and the infamous Stepping Stones. See if you can find the Money Tree and press a coin in, you might even spot a few bluebells at this time of year (if you’re in luck)!
Walking by the White Horse
You can see the White Horse nestled in the Sutton Bank countryside from miles around. Ruth likes to go with her family. They park at the hind feet of the White Horse in Kilburn Woods, walk up the steps and then along the cliff, and past the gliding centre to Sutton Bank Visitors Centre. She recommends parking at the visitor centre and walking the other way for the view over Lake Gormire.
A fab little market town brimming with history, Knaresborough is only a short train journey away from many Yorkshire cities such as York, Leeds and Sheffield. It’s certainly worth the trip to see the town perched up on the cliffs above the River Nidd, with the impressive railway viaduct offering an amazing view to visitors when arriving by train. We recommend a walk through the town and renting a boat afterwards, so you can bob about on the River.
A day at the beach
From Whitby to Filey, Yorkshire has some of the loveliest beaches we could hope for.
Liam loves a day out in Scarborough with the kids, and Sandsend is unspoilt with a lovely beach, divided by a stream running into the sea and a picturesque valley. https://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/
We hope you have a fab bank holiday, whatever you’re up to – we’d love to hear about your plans and favourite days out, too! Tweet us or tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram 🙂