Four Iconic Walks in Yorkshire To Try When You Go Glamping
With two acclaimed National Parks and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Yorkshire has long been known for its beautiful landscapes and is one of the best places to take part in some hill-walking, trekking, and rambling. We’ve gathered together here some of our favourite spots in Yorkshire for walking trails within a favourable distance of a cosy Wigwam site.
Easby Abbey and Richmond Falls
Located near Wigwam Holidays Forcett Grange
Our Forcett Grange site is located near the charming Georgian town of Richmond. When visiting, follow the river through town to see the Richmond Falls, but continue on downstream to the remains of the Easby Abbey. A listed historical site, the Abbey is one of the best preserved monasteries of its time and was founded in 1152.
The walk follows a 3.5-mile long loop, and is generally considered to be pretty manageable for all abilities and would make for a very family-friendly adventure. Take in lovely views of the waterfall, the remains of a beautiful historical site, and enjoy the fresh air.
The Robin’s Hood Bay Circular Coastal Walk
Located near Wigwam Holidays Grouse Hill
Grouse Hill is conveniently located adjacent to a man-made walking path and river on the grounds, so there is plenty of walking to do just outside of your Wigwam’s door. But if you’re in the mood for a bigger adventure, continue on toward the sea to Robin’s Hood Bay. Featured in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the beautiful sea-side town of Robin’s Hood Bay has lots to offer for nature and history lovers alike.
The Robin’s Hood Bay Circular Coastal Walk toward Maw Wyke is around six miles and is a section of the Cleveland Way. It passes Ness Point, where you can see stunning jagged rock coastline being crashed into by waves.
The return is along the Cinder Track, which has nice benches, hedgerows, and wildflowers, and follows the old railway between Whitby and Scarborough. Finish your route in Robin’s Hood Bay and enjoy all that the charming seaside town has to offer.
Fountains Abbey and the Seven Bridges Valley Walk
Located near Wigwam Holidays Sedgewell Barn
Our Sedgewell Barn location allows convenient access to both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks, but it is also nearby the 900-year-old Fountains Abbey. A World Heritage Site with over 800 acres of beautiful green land to trek through, the walk to the Georgian Era Abbey is absolutely stunning.
The grounds of Fountains Abbey have lots of different walking routes, but a stand-out is the Seven Bridges Valley Walk. It takes a circular route through the more rustic and natural parts of the estate and meanders along the Skell River. You’ll traverse over many charming bridges and be able to take in Roman monuments, limestone cliffs, and a Chinese Pavilion.
Be sure to check out the deer park as well!
Sutton Bank National Park Centre
Located near Wigwam Holidays Water Hall Farm
Water Hall Farm is located on an exceptionally pleasant piece of land and buts up against the Sutton Bank National Park Centre. Sutton Bank has walking trails galore for the trekking enthusiasts, so there’s plenty of space to take in the outdoors.
If you depart from the visitor centre, there is an exceptionally pleasant route around Gormire Lake which offers tons of expansive views across the Vale of York. You’ll be able to enjoy nice wooden viewing platforms and the tranquillity of freshwater as you traverse through gorgeous moors and shady woodlands.
The pathways will also allow you to to view lots of Sutton Bank landmarks as you hike, such as a cave called the Fairies’ Parlour and the famous Kilburn White Horse which has been lovingly carved into the hillside and must be seen to be believed.
Yorkshire is full of discoveries…
Take the time on your next adventure to embrace all that the outdoors has to offer. A pleasant walk is a brilliant way to discover the unseen corners of the land around you, and a fabulous way to spend some time with loved ones. Yorkshire is filled to the brim with different natural wonders, and there’s a route out there for everyone. Whether you feel called to the seaside or want to ramble through forests, there’s so much to discover.
Let Wigwam Holidays make your explorations all the more close by offering you a cosy place to gather at the end of the day.