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5 ways to celebrate Yorkshire day

PUBLISHED: 11:21 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 13:40 01 August 2018

Golden Wensleydale, from Hawes by Gordon Ratcliffe

Golden Wensleydale, from Hawes by Gordon Ratcliffe

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Yorkshire Day is nearly upon us once again as the 1st of August marks that time of the year to celebrate all things Yorkshire. We’ve compiled all the best ways to celebrate the day including some special (and tasty) events dedicated purely to the celebration of our county.

Robin Hoods Bay by Paula O'HaraRobin Hoods Bay by Paula O'Hara

A trip to the seaside

With the sudden heat wave sweeping the nation you could make a trip to the many beaches dotted around Yorkshire as it is home to some of the North’s most stunning shores. Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby are just a couple of our favourites, or you could check out the England Coast Path which opens in Yorkshire this summer. Make sure you take your camera, we would love to see your photos of how you’re celebrating Yorkshire Day on the coast, send us a tweet at @Yorkshire_Life using the #YorkshireDay hashtag or upload your images to our website.

 

Barbondale is now part of the Yorkshire Dales National ParkBarbondale is now part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Embark on a Yorkshire Dales walk

Celebrate Yorkshire day with a walk in the dales and take in the breathtaking views. The walk from Embsay Reservoir is particular highlight of the Dales during summer time as the heather is in full bloom. Alternatively you could enjoy the newly expanded Yorkshire Dales with a walk around the north Howgill Fells or the area around Barbon. Grab your walking boots and selfie sticks and send in your Yorkshire walking selfies to @Yorkshire_Life and don’t forget to use the hashtag #YorkshireDay.

 

You may still be lucky enough to see the birds on Flambrough and Bempton cliffsYou may still be lucky enough to see the birds on Flambrough and Bempton cliffs

Explore Yorkshire’s wildlife

If you fancy a bit more of an adventurous Yorkshire day then explore some of Yorkshire’s famous wildlife. From August whales begin to make their journey down the Yorkshire coast so you might even be lucky enough to spot some of the majestic creatures by taking a boat trip from Whitby Harbour. Wykeham Forest is also home to some of our rarest wild life like the honey buzzard and turtle dove. You might even be lucky enough to spot a few puffins over at Bempton Cliffs, despite most of them departing in July, even if you have missed them, the views are spectacular. We would love to see some of the spectacular wildlife you capture on camera this Yorkshire Day so send in your pictures to @Yorkshire_Life and use the hastag #YorkshireDay.

 

Raise a toast at one of the many fine pubs in the countyRaise a toast at one of the many fine pubs in the county

Have a toast to Yorkshire or celebrate with fine food.

Yorkshire is bursting with some of the best pubs in the country, so it would almost be rude not to drop in to order a pint and make a toast to Yorkshire day, if the country pub is your idea of a perfect day out, then take advantage of the many fine pubs we have across the county and enjoy a pint of local brew and some top class food. Don’t forget to upload pictures of your delicious grub and drinks this Yorkshire day by sending them into @Yorkshire_Life with the hashtag #YorkshireDay.

 

Tommy the terrier braving the wind on Pen-y-Ghent by Tim CannonTommy the terrier braving the wind on Pen-y-Ghent by Tim Cannon

Spend Yorkshire Day with your dog!

Dogs certainly are a mans best friend so why not celebrate this years Yorkshire Day with them by visiting some of the best dog friendly locations the area has to offer. Forge Dam is a blissfully scenic spot for you and your pooch to mooch around the wooded grounds or stop off for a coffee in the café. Ryedale Folk Museum is a bit more of an alternative day out for you and your dog as it offers a unique glimpse into rural life from the Iron Age to the 1950’s. We would love to see you and your furry friends enjoying Yorkshire day this year so send in your pictures to @Yorkshire_Life and don’t forget the hashtag #YorkshireDay.

 

 

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