A survey commissioned by Smart Energy GB that polled 200 Yorkshire adults found that the most important thing to have close to where they lived was natural beauty, according to 9 in 10 of folk asked.
And, the three listed have that in abundance. The Yorkshire Dales is our happy place, whether we are wandering around the Malham circular to Janet’s Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove – or over near the peaceful village of Reeth.
Robin Hood’s Bay is definitely a close second to us. The little fishing village has a charm like no other with its red-roofed houses and maze like walkways. It’s the most picturesque spot to spend the day.
It’s not the first time Robin Hood’s Bay has featured in top spots to visit. It frequently tops lists due to its unmatched views and old fashioned charm.
Other things people looked for where rivers, hills, mountains and lakes – hence why the three peaks made an appearance.
Victoria Bacon, Director at Smart Energy GB said: “It is clear that people in Yorkshire value the environmental benefits of their local hotspots as much as their beauty. That’s why it’s so important that we find new and innovative ways to protect our environment.
“By using energy more flexibly we have the potential to reduce our reliance on expensive, foreign gas, and the need to build additional, expensive infrastructure such as gas-fired power stations. Smart meters are pivotal to creating a modern and efficient energy system as they put households in greater control of their energy use and provide opportunities to use energy more flexibly.”
Top 10 beauty spots Yorkshire residents are proud of
- Yorkshire Dales National Park
- Robin Hood’s Bay
- Yorkshire Three Peaks
- Flamborough Head
- Ilkley Moor
- Malham Cove
- Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- Mother Shipton’s Cave
- Spurn Point