Walking

Ramble across the wildiness to discover your own secret haven...

Yorkshire is a fabulous place to go walking whether you are looking for a gentle stroll beside one of the many rivers, a hike on a wild and empty moorland or an invigorating walk along the coast.

Whereever you intend to walk in Yorkshire we can provide you with some top quality self catering cottages so that at the end of a long days walk you can sit back and relax in your very own little retreat.

The Yorkshire Dales is an area of great natural beauty and one of the best ways to see why is to walk through the lush green valleys crested with white limestone pavements or fields and pastures bounded by distinctive white drystone walls. There are hundreds of trails and routes to discover but there are also some great long distance paths on offer. Test your legs on the Three Peaks Challenge walking the three highest peaks in Yorkshire Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent or discover The Pennine Way which winds its way through the heart of the Dales.

Walking through the dales you will discover a different character in every valley. The Southern Dales are less remote, and attract day visitors as well as staying guests. The Northern Dales provide rugged scenery for walking and sightseeing. In the West, the villages and small towns have their own charm. The Yorkshire Dales has outstanding scenery, a diversity of wildlife habitats, a rich cultural heritage and peacefulness making it a favorite for walkers all over the world.

The North York Moors are truly magical. Moorland, delightful dales and spectacular coastline can all be enjoyed when walking in the area. With over 1,400 miles of paths and tracks to choose from this wonderful corner of North Yorkshire is overflowing with opportunities for walking. Walkers will find a warm welcome and in the summer the Park's own MoorsBus network enables walkers to do linear walks as well as exploring without the hassle of a car.

Try out some regional routes such as the Esk Valley Walk, the Tabular Hills Walk and the Newtondale Horse Trail. They have all been designed by the National Park Authority and are ideal to try out when you stay for a long weekend or a seven night stay. The Cleveland Way National Trail, a 110 mile walking route follows the fantastic scenery of the North York Moors National Park, crossing stunning lengths of heather moorland and providing spectacular views of the North Yorkshire coastline. Discover the whole route or take on parts for a great day out. The distance to walk is entirely up to you, some enjoy a few hours, some a few days and others take nine days to walk the full length between Helmsley and Filey. Or perhaps you fancy following the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, 79 miles of unbroken peace and quiet along one of Britain’s most charming landscapes.

Will over 100 miles of magnificent and varied shoreline to explore the Yorkshire coastline is yet another great place to base yourself if you intend to do a bit of walking on your holiday. From secluded coves and sandy beaches to pretty fishing villages and bustling seaside resorts, there are many areas that you can explore on foot. Visit Bridlington's golden beach stretches, walk all the way to Spurn Head at the Humber mouth or take on a spectacular cliff top walk. No matter where you stay a walk in this area will prove irresistible.

Details of the very best walks in Yorkshire can be viewed below or click on the link to the right to discover hundreds of properties ideal for your walking holiday!

Coast to Coast Walk

From St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay and 190 miles this is a challenging route.

Lady Anne's Way

Lady Anne's Way is a 100 mile long distance path from Skipton Castle to Broughham Castle at Penrith.

The Cleveland Way

The Cleveland Way stretches for over 100 miles from Helmsley, on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, to Filey on the east coast

The Dales Way

The Dales Way officially starts at Ilkley and finishes at Bowness-in-Windermere - a distance of around 80 miles.

The Pennine Way Walk

The Pennine Way National Trail follows 268 miles of trail chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England.

Yorkshire Wolds Way

Stretching from the Humber Estuary over the wooded slopes and through dry valleys this route climbs gently over rolling hills all the way to Filey.

The Pennine Bridleway - Walking

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the north of England and the first purpose-built long distance bridleway for walkers.

Coast to Coast Walk

From St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay and 190 miles this is a challenging route.

Lady Anne's Way

Lady Anne's Way is a 100 mile long distance path from Skipton Castle to Broughham Castle at Penrith.

The Cleveland Way

The Cleveland Way stretches for over 100 miles from Helmsley, on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, to Filey on the east coast

The Dales Way

The Dales Way officially starts at Ilkley and finishes at Bowness-in-Windermere - a distance of around 80 miles.

The Pennine Way Walk

The Pennine Way National Trail follows 268 miles of trail chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England.

Yorkshire Wolds Way

Stretching from the Humber Estuary over the wooded slopes and through dry valleys this route climbs gently over rolling hills all the way to Filey.

The Pennine Bridleway - Walking

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the north of England and the first purpose-built long distance bridleway for walkers.

Settle Loop for Walkers

Test yourself on this 10 mile trek which has far reaching views across a rolling Yorkshire Dales landscape.

Ingleborough

Ingleborough is the second highest fell in the Yorkshire Dales and makes up one of the famous three peaks, the other two being Whernside and Penyghent.

Whernside

Whernside is the highest of the famous three peaks in Yorkshire and has aptly been named by locals as the Everest of Yorkshire.

The Howgill Fells

The Howgill fells straddle both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria and are separated by the River Lune in the west and the Dent fault in the east.

Howardian Hills

The Howardian Hills offer a unique landscape between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York

Settle Loop for Walkers

Test yourself on this 10 mile trek which has far reaching views across a rolling Yorkshire Dales landscape.

Ingleborough

Ingleborough is the second highest fell in the Yorkshire Dales and makes up one of the famous three peaks, the other two being Whernside and Penyghent.

Whernside

Whernside is the highest of the famous three peaks in Yorkshire and has aptly been named by locals as the Everest of Yorkshire.

The Howgill Fells

The Howgill fells straddle both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria and are separated by the River Lune in the west and the Dent fault in the east.

Howardian Hills

The Howardian Hills offer a unique landscape between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York

Millington Wood

Enjoy a number of lovely woodland walks in the Nature Reserve which is widely recognised as a special place for wildlife. Many species are nationally rare and a spring walk through the bluebell-carpeted woodland is an experience not to be missed.

Millington Wood

Enjoy a number of lovely woodland walks in the Nature Reserve which is widely recognised as a special place for wildlife. Many species are nationally rare and a spring walk through the bluebell-carpeted woodland is an experience not to be missed.

Malhamdale

Enjoy numerous walks from the lovely little village of Malham. Discover Janet’s Foss, Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar all within walking distance of the village.

The North Yorkshire Coast Path

This walk is great for those who want to sample a short part of the Cleveland Way. It covers the beautiful coast between Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Filey.

Ribble Way

The Ribble Way, a 73 mile footpath following the River Ribble along the beautiful Ribble Valley is a great way of exploring the area on a fairly flat gradient.

Malhamdale

Enjoy numerous walks from the lovely little village of Malham. Discover Janet’s Foss, Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar all within walking distance of the village.

The North Yorkshire Coast Path

This walk is great for those who want to sample a short part of the Cleveland Way. It covers the beautiful coast between Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Filey.

Ribble Way

The Ribble Way, a 73 mile footpath following the River Ribble along the beautiful Ribble Valley is a great way of exploring the area on a fairly flat gradient.

Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail.

Take a journey through areas steeped in history from the Roman times to the modern day. You can download a walking leaflet by clicking on ‘read more’

Pateley Bridge Heritage Trail

This picturesque town is situated on the edge of the River Nidd and has a wealth of history attached to it. Enjoy a fascinating walk through the streets with this special trail available at Nidderdale Museum.

Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail.

Take a journey through areas steeped in history from the Roman times to the modern day. You can download a walking leaflet by clicking on ‘read more’

Pateley Bridge Heritage Trail

This picturesque town is situated on the edge of the River Nidd and has a wealth of history attached to it. Enjoy a fascinating walk through the streets with this special trail available at Nidderdale Museum.

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