The best walking trails around Yorkshire

Now that the better weather is coming in enjoying the great outdoors is higher up on the list of priorities for some people. There are some amazing walks around Yorkshire that really need to be experienced by both, seasoned hikers and those of you that are just dipping your toes into the world of hiking.

 

Remember to dress sensibly for a hike – a waterproof jacket and boots are vital. Superdry has a fantastic and affordable range of items that are ideal for a long trek in the woods or across the country. Use this amazing Superdry voucher code to save money on your purchase. You will also need a backpack to store snacks, water, perhaps a spare pair of socks, and a compass and map. If you have a portable charger for your phone, fantastic,  but remember that sometimes you will not have a reception in the woods so you need a map and compass.

 

Yorkshire and its surrounding areas have a wealth of trails for both beginners and experts. Here are the best trails for you to try!

 

 

  • The Herriot Way

 

The Herriot Way is a 52-mile circular route, It will take you on an idyllic journey from Wensleydale, stop for some cheese and you will not be disappointed, to Swaledale. This trail ideally should be done over the course of four days. It starts at Aysgarth and follows the River Ure to Askrigg. Here begins the ascent, don’t be put off this hike is suitable for beginners and you will never be far from a pub or a coffee shop to rest your legs and quench your thirst. For fans of the book and tv series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, you will be able to see some of the places where filming took place or places mentioned in the book. You will pass through the heather moorland and the ruins of Castle Bolton and end at the breathtaking Aysgarth Falls.

 

 

 

  • The Dales Way

 

The Dales Way is the best hiking trail for beginners or those of you that can’t handle the harder treks. It is long distance but easy-going, so not suited to those looking for something more challenging. The route spans 81-miles across the Dales and into the Lake District. It takes a week to complete. The journey begins at Ilkey, from there you will follow the River Wharfe upstream. As you walk you will pass the remarkable ruins of Bolton Abbey, from here you go on to Strid Wood and pass through various towns like Starbotton, Buckden, and Hubberholme. The hardest part of this trail is the 450-metre climb at Cam Fell but it is worth it for the spectacular views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. From here you cross into Cumbria and Dentdale, follow the River Lune, and across the countryside until you reach the beautiful Lake Windermere.

 

 

  • The Wainstones Walk

 

For the more experienced walker looking for a bit of a thrill then The Wainstones Walk is just the one for you. This hike is short compared to the rest at just 8-miles, but it is tough with its series of tough uphill sections. Beginning at Clay Bank, you ascend the arduous Cleveland Way path to Hasty Bank. This is a ridge of the North Moors that is completely covered with wild heather. Continue climbing all the way up to the Wainstones, and often you can see rock climbers scaling the sheer cliff faces. Here you may need to use your hands to get to the top but the views across the Dales to Roseberry Topping are astonishing. Then follow the meandering path down through Urra Moor and end at Clay Bank.

 

Remember to always stay safe and be prepared when hiking. Take a look at some of the advice from Ramblers and happy hiking.

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