If there is one thing us Yorkshire folk like is a pub, and walking to the pub. So, the idea that we’ve managed to be named in the top 10 places to enjoy walking to the pub makes sense to us. The popular travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller has highlighted one of Yorkshire’s pub walks in North Yorkshire as a great old walk.
For us a great pub walk has to have two factors, the obvious one being a decent pub and the other being some stunning scenery, which makes you feel like you’ve made the effort enough to earn your pint at the end. And, we think that this one has just that – and then some.
A 5.6-mile walk at the Cistercian monk built Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire has been named in the list of top 10 pub walks in the UK, which includes other northern walks such as Derbyshire and Cumbria.
Found on the fringe of the North York Moors, the remote spot is surrounded by woodlands, and rushing rivers and is a great way to get away from the hectic city lifestyles most of us live in these days.
The travel magazine highlighted its “arches and cloisters” stating that they “remain a stirring sight – especially when approached on foot.”
For those wanting to give the walk a go, it starts at Scawton and heads through Nettle Dale towards the abbey. You can then return via Bow Bridge before heading to the Hare Inn for a cheeky pint and maybe a try or the pub’s tasting menu.
The pub is open Thursday to Saturday and is known for being one of Yorkshire’s brightest culinary stars.
Check out the website for the pub here to book in and find out more information here.