Why a Weekend in Yorkshire Is Perfect For Outdoor Adventurers

As the weather warms it’s time to get outside and enjoy our beautiful country. Quite often we are in a rush to visit countries around the world without fully exploring the glorious green that surrounds us. As daffodils bloom and fields are brimming with new born lambs, spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and discover the wonderful array of nature awaiting you across the Yorkshire countryside.

Forget the hassle of busy airports and baggage claim, It’s as simple as hopping in the car with your walking boots.

Here are just a few of Yorkshire’s greatest outdoor hotspots:

The Yorkshire Dales National Park

Encompassing thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages, The Yorkshire Dales are a great place to spend a day out with family and friends.

Bolton Abbey

This huge 30,000-acre estate is great for history lovers. This is the place to enjoy a riverside walk, discover amazing sculptures and explore the ruins of the 12th-century Priory and the medieval Barden Tower! The kids will love the chance to hop across the river using its stepping stones and further upstream there are two beaches for little ones to play on.

Bempton Cliffs

f you’re a keen bird watcher, the best place to view seabirds has to be at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. More than 250,000 birds bring the 350 foot high cliffs alive as people bring food to their nests and young chicks attempt their first flights. You can watch all the action from specially created cliff top viewpoints, which are also wheelchair accessible.

Farsyde Riding Centre

If horse riding is your thing, check out Whitby’s fantastic riding centre. It’s the perfect activity to participate in whilst taking in the spectacular coastal countryside. Whether you’re a beginner or an absolute pro, your needs will be catered for. Enjoy riding along the beach, moors, forestry and the scenic former rail path to Scarborough.

Langsett Reservoir

A walk around Langsett Reservoir is an opportunity to experience stunning views across open moorland. Much of the walk is on Yorkshire Water land which is very well maintained. Its fish are very well cared and looked after and thanks to the Industrial Revolution, Trout and Salmon are now able to move further up river and breed. Yorkshire Water are helping reserve and improve fish preservation by introducing the three fish pass schemes. The first of the passes will be built at Langsett reservoir and should bring new life to the upper reaches of the Little Don River. The fish passes will slow the water and create pools for the fish to jump into and rest in. It sounds like a fantastic initiative, so it has got to be worth a look.

Wildlife Discovery Tours

Take a guided tour around some of Yorkshire’s most stunning landscapes with Wildlife Discovery Tours and discover diverse and amazing wildlife and landscapes. Their specialist guides give small groups the opportunity to discover a suite of species from the surrounding habitats and landscapes in a number of locations across Yorkshire.

Whether you’re interested in wildlife, nature, history or you’re just wanting to take long scenic walks, we guarantee that there’ll be something for everyone in Yorkshire.

*post in collaboration with Yorkshire Water.



  1. Hannah swancott
    21st April 2018 / 8:59 am

    Oh this looks beautiful! I love a reservoir, I’ve never heard of Langsett Reservoir! That’s a winner for me!

    • 25th April 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Isn’t it stunning!

  2. 21st April 2018 / 9:28 pm

    What an amazing pictures! I really need to start travelling around UK a little bit more, there are so many beautiful places to visit.

    • 25th April 2018 / 8:45 pm

      There so are, I think we underestimate what’s available to see!

    • 25th April 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Hope you get a chance to visit!

  3. 22nd April 2018 / 6:01 pm

    We are heading to Yorkshire next month and I cannot wait. Thanks for the tips

    • 25th April 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Have a lovely time 🙂

  4. 22nd April 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Those photos are absolutely amazing! I’d love to visit, hopefully popping around during work summer.

    • 25th April 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Sounds great!

  5. 22nd April 2018 / 11:24 pm

    One day i will make it to Yorkshire as it looks absolutely gorgeous, the park and abbey are enough to entice me to visit
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    • 25th April 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Hope you get a chance to go!

  6. 23rd April 2018 / 10:04 pm

    We have never been to Yorkshire but these photos and the explanation behind each location is already making me want to book a trip there. Its so beautiful!

    • 25th April 2018 / 8:49 pm

      It truly is 🙂

  7. Bryanna Skye
    24th April 2018 / 12:07 am

    We’re always looking for new mini break ideas and I’m so wanting to go for a weekend getaway here now! So many lovely looking places to visit

    • 25th April 2018 / 8:49 pm

      There are so many places to see there, we hope you get a chance to visit one weekend!

  8. 25th April 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Your pictures are gorgeous. Definitely fantastic reasons to visit Yorkshire. I can’t recall ever visiting.

    • 25th April 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Definitely make the trip!

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