We’re hoping for big things and a sense of normality to return after such a tumultuous year. We’ve thought of all the important things: fish & chips, scenic views, and booze – and this year, we intend to sample all the goods that Yorkshire has to offer.
We didn’t complete our bucket list this year, but we did enjoy the bits we got to do. From walking the canals of Hebden Bridge to camping under the stars at Camp Katur. We’ve set ourselves more beautiful places to visit in 2022 without a new bucket list for the coming year. Our focus this year is on wellness, so each of our choices offers something to help feel balanced, whether it’s something for the mind, body or soul.
Daffodil Walk, Farndale
This spring, we don’t want to miss out on our hit of serotonin from this stunning daffodil valley in the North York Moors. The valley floor becomes completely carpeted with the happy-hue of daffodils, and it provides an unbeatable landscape.
One for the summer months, this triple-award winning attraction in North Yorkshire is like something of a dream world. You can potter around this sensory overload in a maze of lavender and feel relaxed in having the sun’s rays fill you with much-needed vitamin D.
This district of the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been made famous thanks to its creamy cheese. It also has wide-open valleys and a beautifully distinctive look to the place. The lush pastures are not only great for cows. They make for amazing walks, great for getting that natural hit of dopamine.
Tan Hill/ Ravenseat Farm
Just a stone’s throw away from each other in the Swaledale region of the Yorkshire Dales, the UK’s highest pub sits 1,732 feet above sea level, and we are desperate to see if a nice pint hits different up in the hills. Whilst we are there, we thought we’d like to pop over to Ravenseat Farm for a spot of cream tea at the home of Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm.
A great base for many attractions in the Yorkshire Dales such as Gordale Scar, Ingleborough Cave, White Scar Caves and Stainforth Force. The picturesque market town is also the start of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway journey.
We’ve not visited Whitby since pre-coronavirus and we are dying to get back to taste some proper fish & chips again. A trip to Whitby wouldn’t be right without climbing the famous 199 steps to reach Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for gothic fiction, Dracula.
Robin Hood’s Bay
The old-fashioned fishing village in the North York Moors has been on our radar for some time. You can enjoy a great little walk along the cliffs on the Cleveland Way trail before heading into the village for a nice pub lunch or a bevvie.
Known as England’s book town, we’d love to pop and get our hit of literature from this place in the Yorkshire Dales. It was given the title in 2003, strictly in Cumbria it joins over 40 towns globally who also hold the moniker. Officially speaking, it’s a small town – usually rural – in which second‑hand and antiquarian bookshops are concentrated, and Sedbergh definitely fits the bill.
Sat along the meandering River Swale, the historic market town of Richmond has seen a huge leap in popularity, according to the latest official figures from the Land Registry. It has a beautiful market place and plenty of places to visit and enjoy.
The Ale Trail
It wouldn’t be a year in Yorkshire without going for a few ales, and the ale trail that visits pubs along the Pennines railway line between Leeds and Manchester is a great way to see what great breweries are producing in Yorkshire at the moment.