10 great circular walks in Yorkshire
PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:27 09 September 2020
A selection of circular walks from our archive across the varied landscape of the county. NOTE: Safeguarding against the coronavirus is likley to be a part of everyday life for the forseeable future. We advise that two metres social distancing and checking the latest guidelines are the best course of action.
Sitting at the southern edge of the North York Moors, Helmsley is a popular destination for visitors. We head north from here into the national park and take in a section of the Tabular Hills Walk.
Rylstone and Cracoe
Set off from Rylstone, near the tree made famous by its association with the 1994 WI Calendar Girls. You pass by famous local landmarks like the Rylstone Cross and the Cracoe Memorial.
Another walk in the vicinity of Rylstone Fell, this time we head there from the south, starting out at Embsay reservoir. You can catch a glimpse of Simon’s Seat on your travels.
A walk around the Bolton Abbey estate heading out on one side of the River Wharfe and then crossing over at the turn and heading home again.
This coastal walk sees us head north on the Cleveland Way and England Coast Path from Scalby Mills just outside Scarborough. We eventually reach Hundale Point, and it’s here where we head inland and into the North York Moors for countryside return.
Staithes to Port Mulgrave
We start a bit further up the coast for this walk, in the pretty village od Staithes. We head south to Port Mulgrave taking in the beautiful coastline, and we return home inland via woodland.
The Ingelton Waterfall Trail is a 4 mile route that follows a well-defined footpath which runs as close to the edge of the two rivers with spectacular views of the waterfalls. (There is an entrance to access this walk).
Circumnavigate the Fewston Reservoir in Nidderdale. Although this walk is relatively simple, you take in the beautiful scenery of the Washburn Valley on this 4 mile trek.
Sheffield City Walk
An change of scene tking in the famous landmarks of Sheffield, the great thing about this walk is that you can pick it up from any of the points in the city centre.
Hathersage is actually in Derbyshire, but its proximity to the suburbs of Sheffield means it has become a popular place for those living in the Steel City and South Yorkshire.