Why not explore beautiful North Yorkshire by foot or by bike? After all it is God’s Own Country and there are so many wonderful things to discover!
Some of our favourite walks:
The walk around Farndale is stunning no matter what time of year you visit, but we recommend going in spring. Named ‘Daffodil Dale’ the happy yellow flowers pop up all along the 3 ½ mile route along the river. It’s very much a favourite for both locals and visitors.
Address: Low Mill, North York Moors National Park YO62 7UY
Yearsley Woods are a fantastic place to explore by bike or on foot. There are so many different routes you can enjoy, from short one mile ambles to much longer trails through the woodland. You’re sure to spot lots of wildlife too.
Address: YO61 4SL
Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey
The route between the beautiful market town of Helmsley and the stunning ruins of Rievaulx Abbey is a favourite with walkers. It’s a 7 mile round trip with gentle climbs and a wander through peaceful bluebell woods.
Address: Helmsley market place, YO62 5BL
Sutton Bank and the White Horse
For dramatic views over the gorgeous North York Moors, try the exciting route between the Sutton Bank National Park Centre and the most northerly turf-cut white horse in Britain. The route is around 1.7 miles each way with plenty of benches and spots to admire what’s been called the finest view in England.
Address: Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH
Some of our favourite cycle routes:
Dalby Forrest is a firm favourite for cyclists of all ages and abilities. There are over 55 miles of exciting trails for you to explore, including shorter family friendly routes as well as technical, demanding rides for the experienced cyclist.
Address: Dalby Forest Visitors Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, YO18 7LT
We know we’ve already spoken about Sutton Bank being a fantastic place to walk, but it’s also great for cycling. You can hire bikes or bring your own and race off along the exciting cycle trails. The challenging routes range from 3 miles to 17 miles depending on your ability and experience with off road cycling.
Address: Sutton Bank, Thirsk, YO7 2EH
Coast and Forest Circular
For a real adventure, set out on the thrilling 32 mile round coast and forest route. You’ll start in Scarborough and take in some incredible views over the Yorkshire coastline. It’s a great day out and shows you some stunning, lesser known parts of the county.
Address: Scarborough railway station, Scarborough, YO11 1TN
The Cleveland Way
Celebrating its 50th birthday in 2019, The Cleveland Way is a fantastic challenge for anyone looking to experience the variety of cycling (and walking!) terrains in North Yorkshire. With dramatic cliff top routes and exciting rides through the moorland, The Cleveland Way has something for everyone.