Oh, yes! Yorkshire has been included in a list of the greatest walks in the UK. At 268 miles long, the Pennine Way, which takes you from Derbyshire to the Scottish Border region of Scotland, is one heck of a hike, but obviously, you can break it up and do small sections of the walk as you like. It serves up some spectacular scenery along some of England’s wildest landscapes.
The Big 7, looked at some of the UK’s most unique walks, including in rolling countryside, craggy peaks, picturesque towns, lochs, moors, dales in its list, which has something to suit all abilities.
Speaking of The Pennine Way, one of the UK’s most famous long-distance walks, the article praised it for being “full of history and serves up some spectacular scenery.” It can take up to 3 weeks to complete and can be quite demanding at times, requiring a certain level of fitness, but the rewards outweigh the effort with some of the most spectacular views and stunning landscapes the Great North of England has to offer.
You can also experience sections of the trail on a day walk at your leisure. Market towns of Hebden Bridge and Hawes and other smaller villages are along the way, so you can choose to visit any of these and trial a section of the walk and enjoy the local cafes, pubs, shops and visitor attractions afterwards.
The Yorkshire section of the walk takes in the various famous sights of the county, such as the awe-inspiring Malham Cove, which is a huge curving amphitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock with a cliff face of 260ft. Other highlights include the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks and wild moorlands of Yorkshire.
Also, there is the Leeds and Liverpool canal, which The Big 7 comments on the “history and heritage” along the 127-mile route that takes you from Skipton to Saltaire. Saltaire, a Model village along the canal is a UNESCO world heritage site. There are plenty of short walks to be had along the Leeds and Liverpool canal that take in the beauty of West Yorkshire’s rugged landscape.