#GetOutside & discover some of the amazing local walks right here on our NE & Yorkshire doorstep!
A walk is a great low- cost day out & a way to enjoy the great outdoors with the family. The ITV programme, Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100′, showcased the finest rambles, scrambles and ambles in the country.
The good news is that lots are right on our doorstep!
Here’s a few ideas in the North East and Yorkshire that made the list.
Yorkshire Coast to Coast Path, Richmond to Reeth – 10.5 miles
You can follow Wainwright’s famous 192 mile trail all the way from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire…or drop onto it in more manageable stages. This popular section of the route is from Reeth downstream via the River Swale to the historic town of Richmond.
Grosmont – 3.2 miles
Moors, waterfalls, standing stones and even a heritage railway make Goathland a popular location with walkers and filmmakers; Heartbeat and Harry Potter were filmed here. You can follow the route from Grosmont to Goathland over the moors and travel the North Yorkshire Moors Railway route back.
Brimham Rocks – 4 miles
One of the north of England’s natural wonders, the rocks are a mass of giant gritstone boulders eroded into strange forms. There are a range of trails around the area but the route from the village of Pateley Bridge is a walk which takes you along rivers, moors, valleys and woodlands.
Roseberry Topping – 6.3 miles
Roseberry Topping is a famous and distinctive hill. This loop begins with a visit to nearby Captain Cook’s monument before the ascent on the sandstone peak known as the mini-Matterhorn.
Whitby – 6.8 miles
Walk from the picturesque seaside town of Whitby and the dramatic gothic abbey to the old smuggler’s haunt of Robin Hood’s Bay.
High Force – 8.6 miles
An enjoyable circular route in the heart of the rugged Durham Dales which takes in both High Force and Low Force Falls along the River Tees.
Durham Coastal Path – 11.2 miles
The Durham Coastal path starts in Crimdon and ends in Seaham and most of this 11 mile stretch of coast is a designated National Nature Reserve helping protect its wildlife and natural habitat.
The Hadrian’s Wall Path – 6.5 miles
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall was the North West frontier of the Roman Empire. The wall itself stretches for 84 miles and forms part of the Pennine Way. This walk follows the wall along a 3 mile section from Housesteads Roman fort to Steel Rigg and offers some fantastic views.
Dunstanburgh Castle – 7.5 miles
This walk is a real Northumbrian highlight…the short but spectacular coastal stroll which sets foot from the fishing village of Craster, before visiting the mighty ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.
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