The Seven Best Walks in Yorkshire
The northern county of Yorkshire is home to some of the most beautiful natural lands in the whole of the UK. With serene rivers and seemingly endless rolling hills, the passionately named “God’s Own Country” has become a haven for nature lovers not just in the UK but across the world.
Yorkshire is also one of the most popular places in Britain for walkers, its numerous Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty creating some stunning backdrops for our natural adventures. More than that, though, is the immense variety of paths that can be trekked here! From simple walks to challenging hikes, discover some of the amazing adventures you could be having in this beautiful region with the aid of our Gore-Tex hiking boots!
A small village in North Yorkshire, Buckden is the perfect starting point for an adventure around the quiet countryside of the region. Running alongside the River Wharfe, there are many flat walks available in this location that are ideal for those who are looking to enjoy the clean Yorkshire air but without having to push themselves too hard.
Further down from Buckden along the River Wharfe, the village of Burnsall lies deep in the Yorkshire Dales, providing some stunning views all around. A walk encompassing some of the other local communes, such as Linton and Grassington, is a great excuse to discover the hidden gems of a much-travelled region. Highlights here include the beautiful Linton Falls, which can make a thunderous noise following rainfall!
Just north of the city of Leeds, Harewood is an affluent location that plays host to the beautiful Harewood House. A charming 18th-century manor, the building hosts fine art and many local events, but it’s the local grounds surrounding it that make for a particularly peaceful walk. Full of open plains and plenty of nature, this is the perfect day-trip for families.
The Three Peaks, featured on our best UK country walks, is a particularly testing hike for those looking to challenge themselves while in Yorkshire. However, if you are looking for something more manageable, then Ingleborough could be the perfect trek! The most popular of the peaks mentioned above, Ingleborough is the second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales and is one of the most popular hiking locations in the whole of Yorkshire.
Located in Swaledale, one of the northernmost areas of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Muker is one of a selection of stunning villages in this local area, making it perfect for those who are looking for a taste of the quiet Yorkshire life. A walk from Muker to nearby Thwaite can take around three hours and encompasses serene farmland, untouched hills and beautiful communities that make for the perfect resting point.
Situated just outside Doncaster in South Yorkshire, the parish of Stainforth is a quiet, pleasant location full of Yorkshire charm. However, the magic of choosing this location for your hiking adventures is found along the nearby River Ribble. The Stainforth Force is a dramatic waterfall, consisting of a range of small drops before a four-foot crash into the water below. It is also a location known for its salmon, which you can see leaping through during the later months of the year.
A particularly special location in the North York Moors National Park, the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey make for the perfect walk through this region’s deep history. Sat just outside the town of Helmsley, many of this 12th-century location’s walls are still standing, creating a dramatic scene that makes the walk through the countryside even more worth it.
These are just a few of the beautiful walks that can be found across the county of Yorkshire. However, with so much natural beauty and many terrain variations across the land, there are many more waiting to be discovered! If you have a favourite location, why not share it with the many passionate hikers across our social channels?