Plan an unforgettable trip to Yorkshire

Day 1 - Canoeing, Caving, Abseiling

Morning

Arrive at How Stean Gorge and meet your guide for the day. The choice is yours - walk or crawl, abseil or climb, keep dry or get wet or maybe combine a bit of everything. If you are looking for something a bit different and don't mind getting muddy then this is definitely for you.

A multi-outdoor activity day includes five activities in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We don’t think there is anywhere else in the world where you can go Abseiling, Gorge Walking, Caving, Canoeing and experience a Via Ferrata in one day.

Late afternoon

Have a great Yorkshire beer experience at one of the "shepherded" tours at the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham. See the traditional brewhouse in action, bubbling beer in the fermenting rooms and learn how they brew award-winning beers. 

Of course there will be opportunity to try a few beers in the bar, which may be just what you need after an active morning.  

Overnight stay

Situated in the bustling market town of Masham, in the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales, The White Bear Hotel is a quintessential English inn blending a lively bar with traditional dining.

Caves

 

Day 2 - Mountain biking

Early morning

Check out of the hotel and travel to Pickering (approx 1 hour 20 mins by car) visiting Rievaulx Abbey en route. Continue your journey to Pickering (approx 30 mins by car).

Afternoon

Situated on the doorstep of the North York Moors, Gone Mountain Biking is a family business running mountain bike guided rides or skills instruction sessions on hundreds of miles of legendary singletrack.

An amazing new trail network in Dalby Forest is also minutes away, offering everything from easy beginner routes to longer, more technically demanding routes.

Overnight stay

Eleven Westgate is an elegant Victorian townhouse based in the heart of this historic town, which offers comfy, welcoming en suite bed and breakfast accommodation.

Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire © VisitBritain / James McCormick

 

Day 3 - Surfing

Morning

Travel to Scarborough (35 minutes by car) for surfing and take in some of the sights of stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire en route.

Late morning

Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for more than 360 years and is still as popular as ever. The safe, sandy, accredited beaches of the North and South Bays are broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past, a medieval castle. 

South Bay is great place for family surfing as it’s lifeguard protected and the waves are never too intense, whereas North Bay picks up more swell, surfable at mid to low tide. 

Learn to Surf at Fluid Concept's BSA (British Surfing Association) trained surf school, with lessons for total beginners right through to experienced surfers.

No visit to the Yorkshire coast would be complete without a fish and chip lunch, which is best sampled at the award-winning Golden Grid.

Late afternoon

Travel to the seaside town of Whitby to see the famous Abbey with its imposing remains, recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin, set high on a cliff above the town.

It's easy to see why the haunting remains of Whitby Abbey were inspiration for Bram Stoker's gothic tale of 'Dracula'. Sink your teeth into years of history and amazing views.

Overnight stay

La Rosa hotel is housed in a beautiful early Victorian building on West Cliff in Whitby with amazing views out to sea. Number 5 East Terrace is 'blue plaqued' as the place where Lewis Carroll resided during his many visits to Whitby. Enjoy dinner at the White Horse and Griffin.

South Bay
South Bay, Scarborough © VisitBritain / Britain on View

 

Day 4 - Rock climbing

Morning

Travel to Brimham Rocks (approx 2 hours by car)

All day

Reach new heights with a thrilling day out climbing at the crags and on the rocks. Whether you are a novice climber or seeking a new challenge, there is a range of different rock climbing days to suit your interests. 

These interesting rock formations can keep you intrigued and busy all day long. You can climb to your heart’s content in the morning, then eat a picnic lunch overlooking the Yorkshire Dales and take a wander around the formations in the afternoon. 

Overnight stay and dinner

The Boar’s Head is a beautiful old coaching inn and part of the Ripley Castle Estate located three miles north of the spa town of Harrogate, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

Rock climbing

 

Day 5 - Walking

Morning

Travel to Harewood House – near Leeds (approx 1 hour by car)

Visit Harewood House.

Harewood sits at the heart of Yorkshire. The house was built in the 18th century and has contemporary art exhibitions and exquisite gardens for visitors to explore. Enjoy a spot of lunch in the courtyard.

Afternoon

Travel to Malham Cove (approx 1 hour 10 mins by car).

This 70-metre high, gently curving cliff of white limestone has amazed visitors for centuries. The sheer rock face of Malham Cove challenges climbers and also protects a pair of nesting peregrine falcons, which can be seen during the summer months diving and wheeling alongside the house martins and jackdaws that also call the Cove home.

Nearby you can visit the stunning multi-level waterfall called Scalebar Force where the flow of the water changes direction with each level it drops. 

Overnight stay and dinner

The Lister Arms serves up delicious home-cooked food. Put your feet up and while away the hours in a traditional inn setting, having spent a busy few days relishing a variety of fun outdoor activities across Yorkshire.

Malham Cove
Malham Cove, North Yorkshire © VisitBritain / Lee Beel