Have you made any plans for 2019 yet? If you’re stuck for ideas and need a little inspiration we have compiled some things you can try in Yorkshire during the next 12 months.
#01 Travel through the treetops in Dalby Forest
The Go Ape high ropes course at Dalby Forest includes amazing zip wires and jaw-dropping crossings – all giving an amazing view of the trees and valleys below. There’s also a child-friendly version of the course so that younger kids don’t have to miss out on the fun.
#02 Take a walk along the Cleveland Way
The Cleveland Way is one of England’s National Trails and turns 50 in 2019. The walking trail covers 109 miles in total and takes in stunning moorland, breathtaking views and pretty villages along the North York Moors coastline.
#03 Pamper yourself at Swinton Park
The beautiful Swinton Country Club and Spa is set within the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate and has everything you need for a 5-star pampering session. The spa includes indoor and outdoor pools as well as a thermal suite, relaxation rooms and a range of beauty treatments.
#04 Treat yourself to a Michelin Star Yorkshire meal
Yorkshire is lucky enough to have a selection of Michelin Star restaurants and an abundance of locally sourced ingredients. You can enjoy a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings at restaurants including The Black Swan Oldstead, The Yorke Arms and The Pipe and Glass.
#05 Climb one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks
The Yorkshire Three Peaks are Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. You’ll find them all in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and will enjoy some stunning scenery en route to the top. You can tackle all three in 12 hours if you’re feeling extra fit.
#06 Go bird-watching at Bempton Cliffs
There’s lots of nature to spot in Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Nature Triangle includes a selection of nature reserves to visit. Bempton Cliffs is one of the most spectacular sights – over half a million seabirds gather here between March and October including Puffins, Barn Owls and Gannets.
#07 Sample some artisan food at Malton
You’ll find a lot of artisan food producers in Yorkshire and a selection of farmers markets and food events taking place throughout the year. The town of Malton has become a foodie hotspot in the last few years and the monthly food market is well worth a visit.
Call at Malton’s Talbot Yard on a visit too and you’ll find macarons, bread and even a gin distillery.
#08 Watch a Shakespeare play in York
The Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre (complete with an Elizabethan village and open courtyard for groundlings) first came to York in 2018. The stunning 13-sided pop-up theatre will be once again bringing Shakespeare to the city in 2019.
#09 Visit hundreds of ‘art galleries’ in Staithes
Credit: Tony Bartholomew
Once a year the pretty fishing village of Staithes becomes a hub for talented artists from Yorkshire and beyond. The traditional cottages are transformed into art galleries as part of the Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage. Definitely well worth a visit!
#10 Cycle the Swale Trail
The Swale Trail is a 20 km valley bottom cycle route that’s ideal for families and younger mountain bikers to tackle in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The scenic route goes from Reeth to Keld and you’ll find cafes, places of interest and bike hire along the way.
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