Category: Yorkshire

A Walk Up Roseberry Topping – A North Yorkshire Icon

For those that have seen Roseberry Topping will know what I mean when I describe it as iconic. Standing proudly, distinctive and somewhat isolated, this landmark of a peak in the North Yorkshire is a draw for ramblers and hikers of all standards. Standing at 1,049 feet (320 m) in height, it is a summit attainable by the many. It can be seen for miles around as a landmark with the distinctive shape and does indeed look so much higher than the facts say. I had a day out with Rusty and we were in the mood for an ascent and...

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Walks Through Wyming Brook Nature Reserve – Hidden Wilderness

Wyming Brook Nature Reserve near Sheffield, South Yorkshire is a site of special scientific interest close to Rivlin Dam reservoir just off the A57. This is such a scenic area and popular with walkers and photographers for obvious reasons. We usually park at Rivlin Dam car park from the A57 but there’s a dedicated car park higher up and close to Redmires Reservoirs off Redmires Road. We discovered Wyming Brook nature reserve completely accidentally after visiting the area for the 3rd time and It felt like we had discovered a hidden beauty spot with cascading water and little wooden bridges crossing the babbling brook, a rocky, rugged, yet beautiful place within a winding valley, I feel that this reserve is quite special, and we were lucky to discover it on our walking detour one day.   After parking at Rivlin dam, boots on and ready to go, we headed along a foot path out of the car park and toward a plantation...

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Ribblehead Viaduct And A Grand Yorkshire Walk

It was time for another walk. The second of a fantastic HF Holidays weekend, walking many miles in the Yorkshire Dales. The variety was to be so apparent and a wonderful day in the wintry fresh air it was going to be. An area I know and love very well from previous walks, but a route that does not mean hard slogs over the Yorkshire 3 peaks for a change. Today was going to be a 7 mile circular walk around the Ribblehead Viaduct, walking along the slopes of the Three Peaks, getting some stunning different views of the...

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A Yorkshire Walk Through Malhamdale

It was the first walking day of a weekend break in Malhamdale with HF Holidays. Looking out the window first thing was rain and sleet but as many of you know, the Yorkshire Dales is a fabulous place to get the boots on and walk and hike, whatever the weather. Plus, they have a range of walks to choose from daily. Today’s choices ranged from 6 to 9.5 miles. I chose the latter… bring on the miles to enjoy. Plus, with the walk being through Malhamdale it was done straight from out the door of the accommodation at Newfield...

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Newfield Hall – The Walking Retreat of Malhamdale

It was time to go have a weekend of walking, and yes, it was time to go do some great walking in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales. No matter the season, no matter the weather, this area never lets you down for amazing miles of walking. I had been kindly invited to spend a weekend on a walking holiday with HF Holidays. The base and accommodation for the weekend was a remarkable building. The impressive Newfield Hall in Malhamdale. I was looking forward to getting some great walks in but must say that the accommodation can also help make or...

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Hull Marina and A Walk Through the Cobbled Streets

On a rainy weekend and with nothing much planned, my family and I decided to drive up to Kingston-Upon-Hull to take a walk around the marina. We had admired the marina and the Spurn Lightship from the main road many a time before on route to some of the inspiring museums in the museums quarter and we’d always promised ourselves a visit to the marina someday. The main marina is the Humber Dock Marina which was originally known as the Humber Dock, built in 1807 and by 1844 construction began for a railway link to the dock, a branch dock, this officially opened...

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Walking In Dentdale

I absolutely love cottage holidays. A converted farmhouse in the middle of lush countryside, roaring fires, home cooked food, fine wine, and good company. You cannot beat it. And best of all is the walking which is on tap every time you open the front door and step out into the great outdoors. The Yorkshire Dales has so many options for exploring and walking. There are some great long distance trails; the Yorkshire Three Peaks is ever popular as walkers try and complete the 24 miles and peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside in under 12 hours. The Coast...

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Views From York Minster Central Tower

It was a crisp, cold morning but the sun was shining brightly. I was in York, camera in hand, so a trip up to the top of York Minster was in order for some great views. People may think of Yorkshire for the Dales and valleys but this side of the county is extremely flat as many of you may know. So if you want to get high and get views all around here, and the city of York then the Minster’s Central Tower is the way to go. A place I have stood many a time in years...

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