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It’s Yorkshire Day! Also known as God’s Own County’s Day.
Us Yorkshire people take great pride in where we come from, our culture, and our dialect (even if nobody else outside of Yorkshire can understand a word we say). What better way to celebrate than going on a lovely walk in the Yorkshire Dales? I’ll be taking Nelly (she’s a black lab) with me, it’s a bit far for Bob’s little legs (he’s a pug) bless him!
I thought I’d share a few of my favourite walks around Yorkshire -
Not far from where I live in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire is Yorkshire Sculpture Park, its a fabulous day out whether you want a look around at all the art on offer, a place for a picnic, or a long walk with the pooch, it’s fun for all ages! YSP currently have a fabulous Damien Hirst exhibition on around the grounds, the sculptures will be there until April 2022. They also regularly change exhibitions and open air artwork so there will be plenty to see. There’s also 500 acres of land to walk around, you may even bump into a Highland cow or two - don’t worry they are very friendly and tend to just like a paddle in the stream.
(Due to coronavirus you will need to book to visit for the foreseeable future, this is so they can manage numbers onsite and adhere to the Government track and trace scheme.)
The great Yorkshire Moors has some lovely walks, I love going to Ilkley Moors (baht 'at) in particular. There’s several different walks you can do here depending on how long you want to be out and about, or how cold it is! There’s always a pub or cafe to have a brew along the way, or something a bit stronger for when you’re finished. Look out for the flags flying at the White Wells cafe - this tells you they’re open, ideal pitstop on a cold day.
Yorkshire also has some gorgeous costal walks, my favourite is Filey Brigg. Filey is usually a lot quieter than Scarborough making it perfect for a lovely day out, with a walk included! You can walk from one side of the bay all the way to the other, either on the beach whilst going for a paddle, or across the top of the cliffs. But whichever you do make sure you have time for fish and chips by the sea, followed by a freshly made sugar ring donut covered in melted chocolate - they’re to die for!
We’re a friendly bunch in Yorkshire so if you pass someone on a walk be sure to say good morning/afternoon or hello.
Busy Lizzie x