Ask any Yorkshireman to describe their home county and they will inevitably say ‘It’s Gods own Country’! Ask any visitor what they thought of Yorkshire and most would agree!
The Yorkshire Dales, a National Park, there’s much to discover, the Dales themselves, Wharfedale, Swaledale and Wensleydale are the larger ones and Nidderdale, Widdale and Rawthey Valley the lesser known ones. There’s over 2600 kms of footpaths and 600 kms of bridle paths opened and maintained to discover this beautiful landscape. Waterfalls, impressive rock formations such as Malham, picturesque towns and villages such as Grassington and Richmond and many pubs and restaurants offering a warm Yorkshire welcome. Nearby Ilkley and Harrogate offer shopping at a more refined pace. Why not visit the famous Bettys tea rooms for a unique slice of Yorkshire life.
Situated in the north east of the county The Yorkshire Moors is a National Park that offers both stunning rural scenery, open moorland, shady forests and dramatic sea cliffs. Famous for James Herriot, the vet who became a household name in the UK, he claimed that the view from Sutton Bank to be ‘England’s finest’! And we don’t necessarily disagree. Robin Hoods Bay with its red-roofed smugglers cottagers is a fine view and a great place to visit. The stately home of Castle Howard, famed for being the backdrop to Brideshead Revisited is a truly like no other and is a highly recommended visit. For walkers and cyclists alike the Moors is the place! Over 23% of the national park is covered with trees and walking paths, mostly dog friendly are open to the public.