Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Category Leeds
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The Category Leeds is a subset of West Yorkshire.

Category Selby
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The Category Selby is a subset of North Yorkshire.

Category York
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The Category York is a subset of North Yorkshire.

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Information about over forty Local Groups throughout the Region - the majority of which have their own Website Pages.

Description from

U3A Regions

Category Bradford
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'The Baildon Plan, first put together by Baildon Town Council, following much public consultation in 2011, included an aspiration for Baildon to achieve the designation of becoming a Walkers are Welcome town. A steering group of local residents with a keen interest in walking and the countryside was established and set out to demonstrate that we met the criteria for achieving national designation. In 2013 Baildon was awarded Walkers are Welcome status, thanks to its fantastic countryside location and abundance of routes for walkers of all abilities.'

Category Bradford
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'Baildon is a fantastic place to walk. Although Skipton claims the title "Gateway to the Dales", many think that Baildon could just as easily hold that accolade.'

Category Barnsley
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Barnsley
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Countryside and Conservation 'Information about the green spaces available in the local countryside and how to enjoy them.'

Category Hambleton
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Member of the U3A - North Yorkshire Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

Category Bradford
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'The town and surrounding area, situated in verdant Airedale, is very accessible thanks to its two rail stations (Bingley and Crossflatts) and good bus links. It offers great walks for those who love the great outdoors, of all ages and abilities.'

Category Harrogate
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'We are a local group of volunteers and walking enthusiasts committed to promoting, sharing and developing our walks in the Lower Ure Valley ... We have developed a series of way marked short and longer loop walks, suiting different interests and abilities, which have a fascinating historical focus. See prehistoric standing stones, walk in the footsteps of the Romans, learn about Blind Jack the remarkable blind bridge builder, find out about WW2 bomber crash sites, or simply take a stroll along a river bank and enjoy Yorkshire nature at its best.'

Category Leeds
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'The Parish Council has published a selection of circular walks which ... you will be able to print off and take with you on your walk. They are all included in the new Welcome Pack which we hope to give to all newcomers to the village. ...'

Category Sheffield
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'Bradfield village’s excellent location on the northwest fringes of the Peak District, with close proximity to long-distance trails and a superb variety of shorter walks around local villages, and spectacular reservoirs means that it has something special to offer walkers, whether visitors or local residents.'

Category Bradford
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'Without doubt Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club is one of the most successful Rambling Clubs in Britain. One does not need to look far to understand why the club is so successful.  I believe the reason is because of the effort put into the Club by so many people, past and present, giving their time freely and without asking for reward ...'

Category Bradford
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Doncaster
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'Spectacularly restored to their full Victorian splendour, the gardens are home to a collection of grand gardens in miniature, filled with colourful seasonal plantings and displays. Stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto and the beautiful wild rose dell.'

Description from

English Heritage

Category Scarborough
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'Get a birds-eye view of gorgeous Harwood Dale from the escarpment edge on a circular walk (just under 6 miles) that starts and finishes in the shade of Broxa Forest ...'

Category Bradford
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'Burley-in-Wharfedale is superbly situated for walking and also for those who prefer to run! Surrounded by fields and meadows and with the River Wharfe passing close to the village centre, the area is rich in wildlife ... The surrounding countryside is wonderful walking territory, with numerous footpaths accessing Burley and Baildon Moors to the south, Ilkley and Addingham Moors to the West, the Chevin Country Park to the East, and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the North ... '

Category Calderdale
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'Calderdale Council serves the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.'

Category Calderdale
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

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'Designed to bring you shorter, more achievable walks than the ones you’ll see on a lot of websites. Ones you can enjoy with friends and family or with your partner and that will take a couple of hours or less. As well as routes and maps, we’ll put reports on and photos of the walks we’ve done and maybe they’ll inspire you to get out and about too. Get some exercise! Clear out the cobwebs! You’re bound to have a lovely time and who knows… maybe in no time you’ll love a casual ramble as much as we do ...'

Category Barnsley
Overview

'If Cawthorne was situated in the Cotswolds or even the Yorkshire Dales, it would be a tourist "honeypot", as it is it remains one of South Yorkshire's treasures and a vital lung for the more developed local areas.'

Category Bradford
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'The Countryside and Rights of Way Service aims to protect, enhance, promote and inform responsible public enjoyment of Bradford's natural environment and rights of way network. The Countryside of Bradford covers over 140 square miles (375 square km) and includes some of the finest and most distinctive landscapes in the region ...'

Category York
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Guide to Open Spaces around and about the City of York: Churchyards; Countryside grants; Countryside walks; Nature conservation; Nature reserves. The River Foss; The River Ouse; Voluntary conservation groups.

Category Calderdale
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'Aims to maintain and repair Rights of Way and permissive paths in the Upper Calder and Ryburn valleys and to report to the local council on the condition of the Rights of Way network.'

Category Craven
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'Great walking routes are spread across the whole of Craven. Gentle town and village trails explore the heritage and hidden treasures of Craven. Circular walks, from a short riverside stroll to a day out on the fells, an ideal way to venture into the surrounding countryside, or take the bus or train and walk back. Strenuous day walks and challenges are for the more adventurous include the Three Peaks, a 26 mile walk over the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.' ALERT A Section 'Walking in Craven' seems no longer to be accessible via the Council Website.

Category Craven
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Barnsley
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'This scenic park raises above the surrounding area so fabulous views over the RSPB's Edderthorpe Ings reserves and for many miles into the distance can be enjoyed as you wander round this wild green space. Keep an eye open for the intricate wooden sculptures which celebrate both the site's mining heritage and bright new future as community park. Ferrymoor Flash, a small lake (or large pond) which is separated from the main part of the site, should not be missed when visiting the site because of the fantastic range of wildlife such as swans, shelducks, tufted duck and a colourful variety of butterflies that inhabits this small wetland area.'

Description from

The Land Trust

Category Ryedale
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'Situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a "Rigg and Dale" landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.'

Description from

Forestry England

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'From East Yorkshire's Wolds and Derbyshire's Peak District to the North Yorkshire Moors and Pennines, you will find the valleys among the rolling hills, the limestone scars, the gritstone ridges universally known as "Dales". This vast area provides some of the best & most varied walking opportunities in the country.  Dales Trails gives you some ideas how to explore Yorkshire and other parts of Northern England on foot, and find hidden delights off the beaten track.'

Description from

Arnold Underwood

Category North Yorkshire
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'ARE YOU SINGLE? Do you like walking in the Yorkshire Dales? Would you like to walk in the beautiful Dales with a friendly group of like minded people? make new friends? keep fit and healthy? Then why not join the Dales Walking Group ... We are a group of friendly people aged around 55 and over although whatever your age if you enjoy walking at a steady pace you would be very welcome to join us.'

Category Rotherham
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Kirklees
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'The walking opportunites around here are excellent, so we hope you'll come and explore the area if you are not local! The leaflets include maps and provide details of local transport, places of interest, local history, etc. '

Category Kirklees
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'On the edge of the Pennines, the Denby Dale and Kirkburton area offers rolling countryside with attractive stone-built villages connected by a network of footpaths and trails. Steeped in industrial history, traces of the past can be found at the heart of the villages: the imposing Denby Dale viaduct; the impressive Emley mast; old coaching inns; early churches and chapels; and traditional weaver’s cottages ...'

Overview

'The knobbly backbone of England – the Pennines – passes through Yorkshire and offers wonderful walking landscapes, as do the North York Moors. Discover the region's strong links across the sea to Scandinavia and mainland Europe. Explore how the growth and decline of the cloth, steel and coal industries shaped the area's towns and cities. Find out the secrets of coastal towns and see where the Vikings left their mark.'

Category Doncaster
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'The club was founded in 1948 under the auspices of the Holiday Fellowship, now known as HF Holidays, to whom we are affiliated, and has a wide cross section of membership from all parts of Doncaster. The Club aims to provide, in good company, opportunities for the healthy enjoyment of countryside and the open air.'

Category Doncaster
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'We generally meet every 4 weeks on a Sunday at 8.00am at the Market Car Park for a full day out, and enjoy a variety of interesting walks all over the area, from the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Yorkshire Wolds, East Coast and Peak District, to walks around historic sites and geological features, and finishing in historic towns or pretty villages ... We are an adult Fell Walking Club and as such everyone must have a sense of Personal Responsibility.'

Category Doncaster
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Doncaster
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'Friendly and welcoming walking club for all ages and abilities ... The second Sunday of August 1978 was the inaugural walk of the Doncaster Wayfarers walking club ... The Club was formed by a breakaway group from the [former] International Fellwalkers, who were looking for a more family orientated venue.'

Category Sheffield
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'The Parish of Ecclesfield covers an area of about 22 square kilometres of north Sheffield and is one of the most highly populated Parishes in the North of England. It comprises much of Ecclesfield and all of Chapeltown, High Green and Grenoside.'  ALERT At Review: 'The council has been working with local walking groups. We have produced some great suggested walks for all. You can either pick up the leaflets at the council offices on Mortomley Lane or in due course we will provide them on this page.'

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'Provides films and information about walks and other leisure activities for disabled people and the wider community ...'

Description from

Experience Community CIC

Category Selby
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'The three main trails take you through a variety of habitats allowing stunning views of birds such as willow tits and tree sparrows in the woodland, and lapwings, snipe and redshanks in the wet grassland. In winter Fairburn hosts an array of swans, ducks and geese on the main lake, so there is something to see whatever the season.'

Description from

RSPB

Category Doncaster
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Yorkshire (South) Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

Category Kirklees
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'Golcar and Slaithwaite are 2 traditional stone built weaving villages located in the distinct area known as the Colne Valley ... Both villages are surrounded by small former weaving hamlets linked by numerous public footpath routes, some formerly packhorse trails and later routes to the mills, schools, canal and railway, running up, down, around and along the valley side and bottom.'

Category Hambleton
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Yorkshire (North) Grouping

Category Leeds
Size (acreage)700
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'There are approximately fifteen miles of footpaths and bridleways across the Estate. This allows visitors to have access to unspoiled parkland and wonderful views. Harewood has a policy of welcoming public access and if you have any queries please contact us ...'

See also

Harewood House Walk [The Walking Englishman]

Category Harrogate
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Helping People with Disabilities to Access the Countryside

'Open Country is a Harrogate-based organisation that seeks to enable anyone with any disability to access the countryside. We achieve this through a variety of countryside activities and the provision of information, training and advice. Fully accessible transport is provided and teams of trained volunteers are on hand to offer assistance as necessary.'

Category Harrogate
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'The Harrogate district has an abundance of green space. A wide variety of parks, gardens and open spaces offer landscaped areas, floral beds, nature trails or green open space for relaxation or play ...'

Category Harrogate
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'We have approximately 100 members who mostly live in the Harrogate District (including Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Wetherby).'

Category Harrogate
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Harrogate
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'Offers walks in the beautiful dales and moors of North Yorkshire. Come and join us for great walks in good company. The club was formed in 1936, has over 350 members and organises over 400 walks a year. We are affiliated to The Ramblers’ Association.'

Category Calderdale
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'A group of local people who love walking and want to encourage others to share our enjoyment. Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers are Welcome town and we aim to make it a great place for walkers to visit. We hope you enjoy discovering our beautiful south Pennines countryside in Yorkshire.'

Category Calderdale
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'Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers are Welcome town. Since then, the network has expanded rapidly and there are now over 100 towns and villages across the UK that have joined this community-led scheme.'

Category Ryedale
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'Covers 204 sq km (79 sq miles) of the North Yorkshire countryside, nestled between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York. It is a unique and captivating landscape with its well-wooded rolling countryside, patchwork of arable and pasture fields, scenic villages and historic country houses with classic parkland landscapes.'

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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

Category Kirklees
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

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'One of the best ways to discover what’s on offer in the city is to take your time and enjoy a leisurely stroll. From the charm of the city’s Victorian arcades to the modern, iconic structure of The Deep, in Hull city centre the best of the old and the new combine.'

Category Bradford
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Kirklees
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'The Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 422,500 and includes the settlements of Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite. Huddersfield is the largest settlement of the district, and its centre of administration.'

Category Calderdale
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'The Group on the West Yorkshire border with Lancashire are from a catchment area with the postcodes HX & OL14 and have a programme of social walks which is published in Strider ... Prospective members of the LDWA are welcome to join one of the social walks for a trial period, but should be aware that walks are around 20 miles at a reasonable pace and that it is advisable to make contact with the Leader beforehand to confirm details. All walks are to the strength of the slowest walker.'

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Details of the activities of this Area's Group - including the Group Walks, usually held weekly on a Wednesday, and their Challenge Events.

Category North Yorkshire
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'We are a friendly bunch who gather at least twice a month to tramp over the moors, dawdle in the dales or even cruise the coast from time to time. Our emphasis is on sociable walks and our enterprising walk leaders aim to cover the diversity of Yorkshire’s scenery often using little-known paths. Why not give us a try?'

Category Scarborough
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'The Yorkshire Coast Group is based in and around Scarborough on the East Coast of North Yorkshire. We have around 70 members from all walks of life and give a friendly welcome to anyone who would like to join us.'

Category Leeds
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'Leeds CHA was established in 1898 and we currently have over 300 members. Despite our size, we remain a friendly club and welcome any new members wishing to come along and join us for walks and get a taste of what our club has to offer. We cater for all levels of fitness and often run several walks each week that vary in distance and difficulty.'

Category Leeds
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Leeds
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'We are a friendly group of people who enjoy walks and outdoor activities. We have been running for over 76 years. We do: Walks or activity most weekends; A weekend away, most months; During the summer we go on wide range of walks around the Leeds area every Tuesday night starting at 7.30 pm.'

Category Richmondshire
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'Leyburn is a perfect base for your walking holiday. There are walks directly from the town centre in every direction, including walks to Bolton Castle, Redmire, Jervaulx Abbey, West Witton, Middleham Castle and Bolton Hall. Many of the walks take in Leyburn Shawl with panoramic views of rolling Wensleydale towards Penhill and the Coverdale Fells ... '

Category Craven
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Kirklees
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'Marsden in the South Pennines. A great place to walk, a lovely place to be.'

Category Kirklees
Size (acreage)5000
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'Take a walk on the wild side and explore an ecological paradise ... From self-led walks to guided tours there's something to please everyone at our special place.'

Description from

National Trust

Category Kirklees
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'Formed in the early months of 2013. Our aim is to promote the area as a special area for walkers, cyclists, runners, and all those who to come and enjoy highlighted routes and amenities the village has to offer.'

Category Calderdale
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'Mytholmroyd Walkers’ Action (MWA) aims to: Encourage more walkers, walking more; Ensure public rights of way and footpaths are kept open; Make walking more attractive to a wider range of residents; Encourage more visitors to make Mytholmroyd a walkers’ destination; Encourage more journeys to be undertaken on foot, rather than by private car; Encourage the use of public transport to get to designated walks; Work with other partners and providers to promote walking for a healthy lifestyle.'

Description from

Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action

Category Craven
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‘The magnificent moorlands, meadows and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales are criss-crossed by miles of rolling footpaths. Explore these iconic limestone landscapes on one of our downloadable walking trails.‘

Description from

National Trust

Category North Yorkshire
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'Covers 233 square miles (603 km2) of Northern England in the county of North Yorkshire.The AONB shares a common boundary with the Yorkshire Dales National Park immediately to the west ... We think one of the best ways to explore Nidderdale AONB is on foot. Go at your own pace, enjoy the sights and sounds and benefit from some of the most peaceful walking in the Yorkshire Dales.'

Category Kirklees
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category North Yorkshire
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'On foot, under your own steam, out on the trail . . . is there any better way to experience the North York Moors than heading out for a walk? We don't think so, which is why we've put together a fantastic series of downloadable walks covering every corner of the National Park.'

See also

North York Moors Gazetteer [John Rickard]

Category North Yorkshire
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'Join us over the spring bank holiday weekend for our exciting new walking festival!'

Category North Yorkshire
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'Did you know North Yorkshire has over 10,000km of public rights of way? There's something for everyone - short walks for leisure and health, day walks through beautiful landscapes, long distance challenge routes such as the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast, and off-road routes for cyclists and equestrians.'

Category Hambleton
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Member of the Ramblers - North Yorks & South Durham Area Grouping

Category Wakefield
Size (acreage)300
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'Built as an ambitious statement by the Winn family between 1725-1785, Nostell is a showcase for elegant and fashionable design. It was created not simply as a home, but also to send out an important message about the family's wealth and social status.'

Description from

National Trust

Category Leeds
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'Our charming historic market town, 10 miles northwest of Leeds, nestles below the forested Chevin ridge at one of the oldest crossing points on the River Wharfe.'

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