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The best walks in Yorkshire

The English county of Yorkshire has some of the most stunning scenery and challenging terrain in the whole of the UK, making it an extremely popular destination for people who like to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Affordable holiday cottages deals in Yorkshirealso allow visitors to be based pretty much right in the thick of some diverse walking trails that take in the unique and charming countryside of the region.

Here, we’ve picked out a selection of the best walks in Yorkshire, with something for walkers of all ages and abilities.

The Three Peaks

Yorkshire’s famous Three Peaks are made up of three mountains, Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside. All three are in close proximity to each other and combine to make the ultimate test of walking endurance. Scale all the trio of mountains in one day and try to complete the 38km (24 miles) walk as quickly as possible, or just settle for tackling one of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside as they all offer something different.

Ingleton Waterfalls 

A short distance away from the Three Peaks is Ingleton Falls, a short trail that leads you through woodlands, alongside splendid waterfalls and the picture-perfect Yorkshire countryside. At 8km (4.5m), it represents more of a gentle stroll, but if you’re close to either Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent or Whernside and have something left in the tank after scaling one of them then the effort will reap rich reward.

The Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Spanning some 204km (127m) between two of the biggest cities in the UK, the Leeds-Liverpool canal is not only a feat of engineering brilliance, it’s also offers a walk with a difference. While the terrain is predominately flat for the duration of the walk, the distance is the main challenge. Fortunately, there are various pubs lining the route that you can stay in and get some refreshment in so the walk can be broken up into manageable chunks over the course of several days in succession.

Meanwood Valley Trail 

Staying in and around Leeds, the Meanwood valley trailoffers a pleasant11km (7m) meander through some of the suburbs on the edge of the city. There are signs that line the route giving interesting information about the local wildlife that you may come into contact with as you head through areas like Adel, Breary Marsh, Golden Acre Park and Meanwood at a leisurely pace.

Robin Hood’s Bay To Whitby

Strolling along the cliffs on the east coast of England is an exhilarating experience, with the walk from Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby a rewarding 17km (11m) walk. Arriving in Whitby harbour on foot is something very special and what better way to relax after an invigorating walk than by tucking into a hearty portion of that much-loved English cuisine fish and chips while you watch the sun set over the coastal town.

So, there’s a few walks to consider embarking on, but if all this sounds like too much hard work and you just fancy taking it easy, beach holidays in Yorkshireare another option to think about.


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