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Five beautiful walks in Yorkshire

We know that kick-starting 2021 with another national lockdown wasn't what people had in mind. It means that restrictions are back and so is working and teaching from home, so taking a break or booking annual leave almost seems pointless right? No necessarily, we recognise how important it is to take a break and give yourself the rest you need to be able to return to work with more positively and productivity. And even thugh travel is limited right now, Yorkshire has some beautiful places to offer that are right on your doorstep. Here are our top five beautiful Yorkshire walks.

Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss Walk – North Yorkshire

North of the village of Malham, the limestone cliff is a well-known spot within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Not only is it stunning to look at but it also has an incredible amount of history behind it. On this circular walk, not only can you enjoy stunning views of the cove but you can also soak in the sights of Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss which both feature beautiful waterfalls. There’s also a woodland area where you may spot the resident Peregrine Falcons in the summer months who’ve become a famous attraction. 

Langsett Reservoir – South Yorkshire 

This walk isn’t just for you to enjoy, but perfect for your four-legged friends too! This circular walk can take you around the breath-taking Langsett Reservoir which is situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The walk commences in the village of Langsett and follows footpaths which are dotted through the woodland and open moorland which surrounds the reservoir. This walk can sometimes be tricky but the views across the Peak District make it more than worth it. 

Marsden Moor Estate – West Yorkshire 

The great thing about this walking spot is that there is something to suit all abilities. Whether you’re looking for a gentle, picturesque stroll or a full day of hiking, there’s something for everyone. This stunning location covers a large part of the Pennine Way with a variety of landscapes to explore within the Moor such as winding paths, a series of reservoirs, canals and far reaching views. With a wide range of walking routes to offer, it’s somewhere you can return time and time again. 

Bolton Abbey – Yorkshire Dales 

With such a wide range of things to do and see, Bolton Abbey is the perfect place to go exploring. From church ruins and ancient woodland to long walks and a picturesque turreted bridge, Bolton Abbey is full of history.

Strid Wood, one of the largest remnants of sessile oak trees in the Yorkshire Dales, hugs the banks of the river Wharfe and invites visitors to walk its shaded paths through the woods which are filled with wildlife including roe deer and otters. 

Clumber Park – Nottinghamshire 

Clumber Park is perfect for a day out with the family. Not only does it have plenty of woalking routes for you to try there is also a coffee shop, making it the perfect rest stop before heading home and a boke hire for if you fancy trialling Clumber’s bicycle routes. This National Trust park is also great for gentle strolls around the lake, spotting the varied wildlife as you go and is completely dog and child friendly.