North Yorkshire hikes don’t have to be exhausting. Culture fans who want a gentle wander will love the walk around the gardens of Rievaulx Terrace, an 18th century landscaped estate owned by the National Trust. It’s particularly kid-friendly, allows dogs on leads, and has trails, two striking outdoor temples, art exhibitions, fields of wildflowers and a café. That, plus the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey at your feet, makes for a remarkable day out. Check out Rievaulx Terrace’s site at the National Trust.
The James Herriot Way
Vet and writer James Herriot was one of the most famous chroniclers of the Yorkshire Dales, and a beautiful route with his name traces its way through tiny villages, rolling fells, ruined castles and extensive fields of heather. Climb Yorkshire’s third highest peak, Great Shunner Fell, and make sure you have your camera ready for sights like Aysgarth Falls. You can take the 52-mile circular route in sections, or attempt the challenge in full, with our Lower Wensleydale campsite giving good access to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The Herriot Way site has more details.