Best walks in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is a region renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and charming villages. If you're planning a getaway to one of our four holiday parks in Yorkshire, you're in for a treat.
In addition to the fantastic amenities and entertainment options offered on site, Yorkshire's natural beauty is ripe for exploration. Without doubt, the best way to experience the essence of Yorkshire is by taking leisurely walks and hikes through the county’s picturesque countryside. In this guide, we'll uncover some of the best walks near Haven holiday parks in the county that promise unforgettable experiences and breathtaking views.
Thornwick Bay to Flamborough Head
Distance: 5 miles
If you're staying at our Thornwick Bay Holiday Park, this coastal walk should be first on your list. Begin your journey at Thornwick Bay, where the chalk cliffs dramatically rise up out of the North Sea. The path will take you along the clifftops, offering mesmerising views of the rugged coastline. As you approach Flamborough Head, you'll encounter the iconic 200-year-old lighthouse, providing an excellent photo opportunity. Keep an eye out for seabirds nesting in the cliffs, and if you're lucky, you might even spot a seal or two.
Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby
Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby
Distance: 7.5 miles
For those staying at Blue Dolphin Holiday Park, this picturesque coastal walk is a must-do. Start your hike in the charming village of Robin Hood's Bay and make your way along the Cleveland Way National Trail towards the historic town of Whitby. The path takes you through lush woodlands, along rugged cliffs, and past quaint fishing villages. As you approach Whitby, the view of the town's famous Abbey perched high on the cliffs is nothing short of spectacular.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Yorkshire Dales National Park
Distance: 4.5 miles
The Yorkshire Dales National Park offers numerous walking routes to choose from, catering to all skill levels. One of the most popular routes is the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a one-way walk, following a clockwise direction. Along this scenic route, you'll encounter numerous opportunities to witness the ever-changing beauty of the seasons and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of waterfalls, regardless of the weather.
The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail offers an excellent day of exploration in pristine surroundings, making it perfect for families and friends seeking a memorable outing. Additionally, it presents an educational opportunity for visitors interested in delving into the wonders of nature and geological features.
Pen-y-ghent, Yorkshire Dales National Park
Distance: 5.5 miles
Alternatively, you can embark on a challenging hike to the summit of Pen-y-ghent from the charming village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale for panoramic views of the Dales. This iconic hill is best known as one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, though it's worth noting that it’s the lowest among the trio and boasts a relatively manageable ascent, making it an attractive choice for hikers of all skill levels.
Having said that, the climb includes several challenging ascents, featuring steep sections and a light scramble near the summit, guaranteed to get your legs burning, earning it a difficulty rating of “hard” from us!
Aysgarth Falls Walk, Yorkshire Dales National Park
Distance: 2 miles
If you’ll allow us just one more suggestion based in the Dales, then the Aysgarth Falls Walk is a top choice. Meander along the River Ure to reach the enchanting Aysgarth Falls, a series of cascading waterfalls surrounded by lush woodland. This short walk immerses you in the tranquillity of the Dales and allows for easy exploration of some of the most spectacular falls you’re likely to encounter in the UK.
Staithes to Port Mulgrave Coastal Path
Distance: 2.5 miles
Begin your coastal adventure in the picturesque fishing village of Staithes, famous for its quaint charm, artistic heritage and fantastic seafood-serving pubs. This leisurely walk takes you along the rugged coastline to Port Mulgrave, passing through beautiful woodlands and offering glimpses of fossil-rich cliffs. Enjoy some peace and quiet on this coastal path with the fresh sea breeze.
Haworth to Top Withens
Distance: 4 miles
This section of The Brontë Way begins in the charming village of Haworth, where the Brontë Parsonage Museum is located. From there, you can follow the trail across the rugged and windswept moors to reach Top Withens, a ruined farmhouse. Top Withens is often said to be the location that inspired the setting for Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights.
The remote and atmospheric ruins of Top Withens offer a sense of the literary heritage and the wild beauty that influenced the writings. The panoramic views of the moors and the sense of solitude add to the allure of this section of The Brontë Way. Be prepared for varying weather conditions, as the moors can be quite exposed.