Willerby Walks - The best walks in Yorkshire23 June 2019
As one of the country’s most picturesque regions, Yorkshire is the perfect location for anyone who has a passion for walking. Whether it’s the North York Moors, the Southern Dales or the miles of beautiful coastline, Yorkshire has something for everyone.
With National Parks spanning over 1100 square miles across three counties, Yorkshire offers numerous trails for walkers of all abilities. You can experience some of the most spectacular scenery Britain has to offer and here we’ve picked some of our favourites.
Malham Moor – The Yorkshire Dales
This 4 mile (6.4km) walk is perfect if you’re looking for a moderate trail around the Dales. It’s a circular route taking you across the fellside, passing through beautiful upland farming landscape and on to experience views of Malham Moor and Tarn.
Nearby holiday parks include Littondale Country and Leisure Park, Long Ashes Park, Knight Stainforth Caravan & Camping Park, Langcliffe Caravan Park, Wood Nook Caravan Park, Gallaber Park and Eshton Road Caravan Park.
To view a full map of the route click here.
Aysgarth Falls – The Yorkshire Dales
Arguably one of the most stunning sights the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale is an extremely popular spot for walkers and one you won’t regret visiting. You can follow in the footsteps of renowned painter, J.M.W. Turner, and follow the Turner trail, a 6 mile (9.6km) walk that takes in the beauty of the falls, Castle Bolton and numerous areas where Turner sketched.
Nearby holiday parks include Westholme Estate, Chantry Country Retreat, Leyburn Caravan Park, Yorkshire Dales Country and Leisure Park and Honeycott Caravan Park.
For full details of the Turner trail click here.
Robin Hood’s Bay – North York Moors
Robin Hood’s Bay sits on the North York Moors Heritage Coast and is a picturesque fishing village that is fantastic for all the family, including dogs. You can enjoy a 6 mile (9.6km) coastal walk that takes you through fields, villages and part of the Cleveland Way. You’ll experience views of the wild North Sea from the cliff tops and at low tide can venture down to the beach to hunt for fossils and explore the rock pools.
Nearby holiday parks include Middlewood Farm Holiday Park, Northcliffe & Seaview Holiday Parks, Rigg Farm Caravan Park, Flask Inn Holiday Home Park and Glen Esk Caravan Park.
For full details of the walk click here.
The Kilburn White Horse – North York Moors
The Kilburn White Horse is arguably one of the most famous landmarks in England. This 3 mile (4.8Km) walk is the shortest on our list of favourites. During that time, you’ll experience stunning views of the Moors before dropping down on to woodland paths beneath the cliffs and finally arrive at the horse itself. Writer James Herriot described it as one of the finest views in the country, will you agree?
Nearby holiday parks include Brook Farm Park, Sowerby Caravan Park, Thirkleby Hall Caravan Park, Hillside Caravan Park and Swaleside Holiday Park.
To a view full map of the route click here.
Rievaulx Abbey – North Yorkshire
Located across the valley from the Kilburn White Horse, Rievaulx Abby is a 12th Century monastery made famous by the Abbot Aelred. Rievaulx is located next to the River Rye in a secluded woodland spot and at 6.5 miles (10.6km) it’s the longest walk on our list. Starting off in Hemsley you’ll walk through the Duncombe Park estate and pass the medieval Hemsley Castle before moving down towards the River Rye and the monastery itself.
Nearby holiday parks include Hillside Caravan Park, Sowerby Caravan Park, Cote Ghyll Caravan and Camping Park, Rosedale Abbey Caravan Park and Castle Howard Lakeside Holiday Park.
To view full details of the walk click here.
Where to stay in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is a popular region for holiday homes thanks to its breath-taking scenery and beautiful coast. It also has lots of popular attractions from Flamingo Land to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and York Dungeon. With a Willerby holiday home or lodge, you could explore every walk in the area with a home away from home and the freedom to visit and live here whenever you like.