Let’s be honest, you could walk to the postbox and back here in Yorkshire and the scenery would be stunning. But, if you’re hoping to venture further, test your legs and see some of the most spectacular sights in all the county, here are two of my top walks for all abilities.
Discover the Hole of Horcum
The Hole of Horcum is one of the most stunning features in the North York Moors National Park. This 400-foot natural hollow is more than half a mile across and is surrounded by miles of beautiful moorland and purple-heathered heaths. There are lots of footpaths for little ones, seasoned ramblers and those on four legs, too!
I recommend the six-mile walk from Levisham to the Hole of Horcum and back again. You’re guaranteed views to knock your socks off and traces of human settlements dating back thousands of years. You can also take a quick detour to Skelton Tower, for an extraordinary view down to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. You might even catch the steam train chugging its way through the valley in time for the perfect photo opportunity!
This is a peaceful, secluded walk along pretty country lanes and up onto the moors – just the thing for a socially-distanced trip to Yorkshire!
Alfred Wainwright’s Yorkshire favourite
This walk should be high on your list whatever time of year you visit us – but in springtime, it’s right at the top. In Swaledale, the hay meadows are an explosion of colour, with flowers carpeting the hills and valleys. The walk from Muker to Gunnerside and back is a lovely loop following the River Swale. You could also walk the route in reverse if you’ve booked Strands View. It was a favourite of the legendary Lake District writer Alfred Wainwright, and it’s not hard to see why!
When you’re finished, enjoy a picnic on the hillside or stop into the Village Stores and Teashop for a toasted sandwich and a brew.
Continue the journey
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