North Yorkshire is the perfect place to embrace the great outdoors in all its splendour.  Whatever your passion the North Yorkshire landscape is the perfect canvas on which to plan your break.  Whether you prefer to get about on foot, by bike, or dangling from cliffs and trees, we have just the thing for you.

This land was made for walking

Immerse yourself in the natural world through a variety of walks that range from easy-to-follow routes perfect for a carefree amble with friends to the personal challenge of ascending great peaks or completing a long distance route.

Take a picnic from one of Yorkshire’s great bakeries and enjoy it at a stunning landmark or viewing point or pack the binoculars for a walk that will showcase the amazing animal and birdlife that calls North Yorkshire home.

Raise your pulse with a challenging bike ride to see incredible views.  Cyclists have long known that North Yorkshire has a tremendous offering, whether you prefer the road bike or the mountain bike, you will never regret getting some North Yorkshire under your tyres.


Beautiful Rivers in North Yorkshire
Mountain Biking in North Yorkshire

A riding paradise

This county has hosted the Tour de France, UCI stage races, the World Championships, and two UCI Mountain Bike World Cup races.  Find epic climbs, long sweeping descents, challenging traverses and far-reaching time-trail sections when you ride North Yorkshire’s roads and trails.

And when the ride is over, you can find delicious feasts to match your adventure in one of our country pubs and local restaurants.


The home of adventure

Adventure activities have a true home in North Yorkshire – here you can clamber through the forest canopy on a tree top challenge and zip through the treetops as gravity does the work.  Explore the caves and ravines of a limestone gorge or tackle one of the only Via Ferrata courses in the country travelling along the cliff edge using only the iron foot and hand holds.

However you like to get your exhilaration, North Yorkshire is the place that has it all.

Gorge walking in North Yorkshire
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