Category Archives: Walking Inspiration

Walking Routes North Yorkshire

Winter walking in all the elements

Sometimes wintery weather does nothing to entice us outside to stretch our legs, and yet at other times it has the greatest appeal. I must admit, I love a good day hike in winter – provided I have all the right clothing and layers on, and am wrapped up to the elements. When crisp, winter […]

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Majestic Malham Cove

It was a week day in September. Schools had just gone back. This felt like a monumental moment this year after the extended closures during the Lockdown and I think we were all glad about it, if a little apprehensive. Most of the past few months had been our family of four at home, mainly, […]

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Wonderful walking to climb Sharp Haw

Climb a hill Take in the view Look all around you From me to you And breathe in the air It’s fresh and crisp Then you can tick Wonderful Sharp Haw off your list

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Don’t miss Skipton Castle Woods

Skipton Castle Woods is a captivating place that we have loved spending time in this autumn. It is so close to the top of town and accessible from it, that it’s quite possible to combine a visit to the High Street’s Eateries with a walk in the woods.

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Expedition or gentle stroll?

Do you prefer a mini-expedition or a gentle stroll?

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Local Summits – Embsay Crag

Embsay Crag is a popular local summit a short distance from the market town of Skipton and North Yorkshire, where the effort a climb is soon rewarded by fantastic views.

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A wander through Wycoller

Do you know Wycoller Country Park? When we arrived in the Trawden Road car park we asked ourselves, ‘where is the Country Park?’ We followed the road to the village by walking down the hill and later discovered that the Country Park describes much of the area around Wycoller itself. What did we love about […]

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Yorkshire’s waterfalls in all seasons

We love discovering the waterfalls of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is just something about being in nature and watching water cascading over waterfalls that transports your mind to another place and brings joy. Or is that just me? Here are three North Yorkshire locations where our family has enjoyed discovering the beauty of […]

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A 5 mile route from Bank Newton to Gargrave

The second of ‘walks from the doorstep’ in our collection, here is a 5 mile circular walking/running route from the doorstep of Newton Grange Cottages to the village of Gargrave in North Yorkshire.

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Discover five canal bridges on a 4 mile circular walk to East Marton

Discovering what’s on our doorstep is a joy. I took the chance this morning to go for a run and compile the descriptions below, so that you can follow it too. Here is a 4+ mile route that you can enjoy on foot from our holiday cottages in Bank Newton – taking in a short […]

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