Looking for the ultimate road trip? You’ve heard of Route 66 and the North Coast 500. Well, now it’s time for you to try God’s Own Country’s own version, The Yorkshire 600. That’s right a 600-mile circular road trip around Yorkshire’s historic border takes in some of the county’s most iconic landmarks, picturesque villages, and stunning countryside along the way.
Check out The Yorkshire 600 map below
Created with an aim of promoting business growth around the historic border of Yorkshire, The Yorkshire 600 is actually 609 miles long and mirrors the Yorkshire border as close as possible with some adjustments made for places of significant interest.
Garsdale Head to Filey Ravine – North Riding
Stretching from the city of York up to the banks of the River Tees, the North Riding part of The Yorkshire 600 is 200 miles long and heads into the majestic Yorkshire Dales National Park. It visits the book town of Sedbergh, Hawes, before heading on to Filey, where you see one of the best stretches of beach in the world.
Before reaching Filey you’ll follow the River Tees from Holwick to Saltburn and then follow along the Yorkshire Coast through the fishing villages of Staithes, Runswick Bay and Sandsend, before passing through one of the UK’s top seaside resorts Whitby and then on to Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough and then of course, Filey.
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Filey Ravine to Boothferry Bridge – East Riding
Heading into the East Riding, which is the least populated of the three ridings. It’s known for its beautiful coastline along the North Sea and the chalky hills of the Yorkshire Wolds, which could soon be an Area of Outstanding Beauty. From Filey Ravine, you’ll head to the chalky cliffs of Flamborough, which is Yorkshire’s answer to the white cliffs of Dover and just as enticing.
After that, you’ll head through the seaside resort of Bridlington before visiting the market town of Driffield, known as the ‘capital of the wolds’. From there you’ll head down to spurn point before heading back inland to the popular historic market town of Beverley and beyond.
Boothferry Bridge to Garsdale Head – West Riding
On to West Ring, which is the largest and most populated of Yorkshire‘s three ridings, Boothferry Bridge near Goole sits the border of West Riding and East Riding where you’ll travel through Thorne, Bawtry and Sheffield, otherwise known as the Steel City before heading towards the west into the pennies through the Peak District National Park past the beautiful Penistone and across Saddleworth Moor on to Halifax.
Visit the hipster town of Hebden Bridge then on to Haworth, which sits in Bronte Country. You’ll pass from the Forest of Bowland, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty before heading passed the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct to Sedbergh and back on to Garsdale Head.
To find out more visit The Yorkshire 600 website here.
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