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12 Yorkshire walks feature in Britain’s top 100 list

PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:26 06 February 2018

A walk around Malham was ranked number three in a national poll Photo: Jane Cannon

A walk around Malham was ranked number three in a national poll Photo: Jane Cannon


From the coastal paths to the national parks, Britain loves walking in Yorkshire

Yorkshire was the best represented county in the ITV’s Britain’s favourite walks presented by Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba, the list was based on the results of the largest survey ever conducted into the UK’s hiking habits and was voted for by more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts.

While the top spot went to Helvelyn in the Lake District, Yorkshire had the largest amount of entries in the list compared to other counties. The highest ranked Yorkshire walk was Malham and Gordale Scar which was awarded the third spot, the segment on the show was presented by Ade Edmondson, who presented ‘The Dales’ programme from 2011 to 2013.

In 17th spot, was a walk that was been consistently one of the most searched for on the Yorkshire Life website, the stunning coastal walk from Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay, the other Yorkshire coastal walk that made the top 100 was a walk across Bempton Cliffs to Flamborough Head.

A walk from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay was the highest placed Yorkshire coastal walk Photo: Sarah Couzens A walk from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay was the highest placed Yorkshire coastal walk Photo: Sarah Couzens

Nidderdale had one entry in the list with a walk around the stunning landscape of Brimham Rocks, the section in the show was presented by the broadcaster Janet Street-Porter who once served as president of the of the Ramblers Association.

While the treks in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge are arguably the most famous walks associated with the county, only one of them made the top 100, with Ingleborough reaching number 25 and nearby Ingleton Falls registered as one of two Yorkshire waterfall walks, the other being Grassington which passed nearby Linton Falls. The remaining walk within the Yorkshire Dales National Park was a section of the Coast to Coast Path that ran through Swaledale from Richmond to Reeth.

Ingleborough was named one of the top 25 walks in the country Photo: Rob Mcewen Ingleborough was named one of the top 25 walks in the country Photo: Rob Mcewen

The North York Moors had two walks in the final one hundred, the walk from Grosmont to Goathland ranked number 39 and a walk to the summit of Roseberry Topping was placed at number 23.

West Yorkshire didn’t miss out in the final vote, and the walk along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal from the Gateway to the Dales at Skipton to the World Heritage Site at Saltaire, showed that walking in Yorkshire is not restricted to just the national parks and the countryside.

The stunning Bronte Way just outside Haworth was also featured and the section on the show was presented by Julia Bradbury herself.

To see all the routes of the Yorkshire walks featured on the show, visit the Ordnance Survey website

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