Free Outdoor Beauty Spots in Yorkshire

Asygarth Lower Falls

Aysgarth Falls

Situated on the River Ure in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the falls area a short walk from the Aysgarth Fall National Park Centre, many great walks extend onwards from here.

Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley Five Rise Locks are one of the Canal & River Trusts Wonders of the Waterways. The towpath is a great place for walk or cycle ride.

Cayton Bay.

Cayton Bay

Nestled between Scarborough and Filey, the beautiful Cayton Bay offers a a year-round dog-friendly beach, clean water, affordable parking and great facilities.

Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales

D is for The Dales - a place to be active - hike, walk, cycle, climb cave - or just sit reflect and take in the beauty.

Easby Abbey

Easby Abbey

Easby Abbey is situated on the River Swale near Richmond in North Yorkshire. The abbey is a free to visit site run by English Heritage.

Flamborgh Heads.

Flamborough Heads

Flamborough Heads is a magnificuentand rugged area of coastline, with white ciffs towering over beach. the area is fantastic for hiking and bird watching.

Goathland village green


G is for Goathland in the North York Moors, spots the sights from film and TV, take a walk in the local moors and travel on the North York Moors Railway.

Humber Bridge at Sunset.

Humber Bridge

H is for Humber. Walk the bridge, visit the Humber Bridge Country Park on the #Yorkshire side or Far Ings Reserve or Waters Edge Country Park ont’other side.

Ingleborough peak with Ribblehead viadcut in the foreground


I is for Ingleborough Yorkshire’s second highest peak. Hike up or just take in the views #postlockdown plans

Orange and black butterly on a red flower

Jervaulx Abbey

J is for Jervaulx Abbey near #Ripon, situated on the River Swale, great for exploring and walks.

Kisdon Force waterfall.

Kisdon Force

K is for Kisdon Force, on the River Swale. The 10m falls are easily viewed from nearby footpaths. #familywalk

Langsett Resevoir on a bright sunny day

Langsett Resevoir

L is for Langsett Reservoir- great destination for walks, bike rides and more.

Marsden Moor at Sunset.

Marsden Moor

Marsden Moor covers over 5000 acres of moorland. Fantastic place for a walk and to spend time with nature, the area also has historical significance with finds dating back to pre-historic man.

View across Nidderdale AONB


N is for Nidderdale. The beautiful AONB sits between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks. Great for walks, llamas, rocks and much more

Orange and black butterly on a red flower

Ogden Water

O is for Ogden Water near Halifax. Local Nature Reserve offers a superb opportunity for picnics, walking, feeding the ducks, family outings and nature activities.

Penyghent peak in the Yorkshire Dales.


P is for Pen-y-Ghent. The lowest of the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks but still a challenging climb.

Queen Victoria Square in Hull

Queen Victoria Square, Hull

Q is for Queen Victoria Square in #hull. This fantastic space is home to fantastic free museums and galleries including Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum.

Roseberry Topping surrounded by bluebell woods.

Roseberry Topping

R is for Roseberry Topping in the North York Moors National Park, take the quick walk up from the car park or enjoy a longer stroll.

Mill and canal in Saltaire


S is for Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in West Yorkshire. A wonderfully creative community with a range of family friendly annual events

Temple Newsam House and gardens

Temple Newsam

T is for Temple Newsam, the grounds are free to visit and are fantastic fun to explore.

Penyghent peak in the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure

U is for the River Ure, just one of Yorkshire's fabulous rivers, with plenty of walks and wildlife to enjoy.

Valley Gardens, Harrogate

Valley Gardens, Harrogate

V is for Valley Gardens in Harrogate. A lovely park which extends into Pinewoods and through to RHS Harlow Carr.

Whernside, Yorkshire Dales


W is for Whernside, the highest of Yorkshire's three peaks. Make sure you are properly equipped before attempting the walk.

Rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds

Yorkshire Wolds

Y is for Yorkshire Wolds, pleasant rolling countryside filled with delightful walks and pictureseque villages.