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The best places to watch the Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The Tour de Yorkshire will return to the region for its fourth edition in May of this year. The men’s race will take place from May 3-6 and the women’s race will take place from May 3-4, with Yorkshire providing the scenic backdrop to this popular cycling competition.
This exhibition will portray an array of different fashions worn in the Himalayas

The heights of fashion: New Himalayan exhibition comes to Lotherton Hall

A brand new exhibition portraying the flamboyant fashions worn in the Himalayas is soon to open in Lotherton Hall.
a winter view of Scafell Pike from Wasdale, Lake District Cumbria. The National Trust has unveiled plans to rededicate the "world's greatest war memorial" - Scafell Pike and a dozen other Lake District summits given to the charity after the First World War.  PA

The hills of freedom: National Trust to rededicate Lake District peaks to those who died in the First World War

The National Trust has unveiled plans to rededicate the "world's greatest war memorial" - Scafell Pike and a dozen other Lake District summits given to the charity after the First World War.


Weekend Walk: Whernside Circular

A great sense of achievement comes with standing on the summit of “Yorkshire’s Everest”.

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Climbing Penyghent by the Dale Head path

Weekend Walk: Penyghent from Dale Head

On maps Penyghent is written as Pen-y-ghent or Pen-Y-Ghent but many prefer Alfred Wainwright’s unhyphenated style.

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Entry to the North York Moors National Park on the A169 Pickering-Whitby road

Weekend Walk: Pickering Beck & Howl Dale

Pickering is the busiest gateway to the North York Moors and this - the town’s best circular walk - serves as a good introduction to the National Park.

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Weekend walk: River Wharfe & Elbolton

Elbolton is one of a chain of strange conical hills on the south side of the River Wharfe which stand out because of their green grass against the surrounding brown moor, the result of the underlying geology being limestone.

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Weekend Walk: Huby, North Rigton and Weeton

The farmland around these three villages in Lower Wharfedale is one of the best places in Yorkshire for seeing red kites.

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Looking towards Carlton Bank from the cairn on Live Moor

Weekend Walk: Swainby and Live Moor

This route is far from being a staple feature of walking guides to the North York Moors National Park, yet judging by the number of people encountered on the stretch through Clain Wood and over Live Moor it seems fairly popular.

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Looking down on Horton-in-Ribblesdale, end of the walk

Weekend Walk: Ribblehead to Horton

A great way for walkers to use the Settle-Carlisle railway line is to alight at one station and catch a train back from another.

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On the Trans Pennine Trail

Weekend Walk: Upper Don Valley

The Don is one of the great rivers of the industrial revolution in Yorkshire but you wouldn’t know it from its beautiful origins to the north of Sheffield

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The village of Conistone

Weekend Walk. Conistone Dib

Conistone Dib is a limestone gorge which at one point narrows to allow walkers to pass through it one at a time.

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Ripon Canal

Weekend Walk: Ripon Canal

Beginning at the dock basin overlooked by Ripon Cathedral, this is one of the shortest waterways in Yorkshire, being 2.3 miles in length, but it’s also one of the prettiest.

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Heath Common

Weekend Walk: Heath & Goosehill Circular

The village of Heath on the east side of Wakefield is a surprising and pleasant discovery for many, its elegant houses arranged around wide greens and flanked by a lovely 130-acre Common.

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Looking across Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar

Weekend Walk: Ravenscar-Hayburn Wyke

All walks should be so easy to follow, and be so enjoyable from start to finish.

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The Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Calverley

Weekend Walk: Apperley Bridge

In 2015 the railway station at Apperley Bridge, near Rawdon in Leeds was reopened after a gap of 52 years

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Pateley Bridge High Street

Weekend Walk: Pateley Bridge Circular

Pateley Bridge is the capital of Nidderdale and starting point for a number of excellent walks.

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Looking across to Lambkin Plantation from Newfield Lane.

Weekend Walk: Fairburn & Ledsham Circular

RSPB Fairburn is celebrating its 60th anniversary and this is a splendid walk through the reserve.

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Simon's Seat from Barden Bridge''Simon's Seat

Weekend Walk: Simons Fell from Barden Bridge

Simon’s Seat is a heap of gritstone rocks on the edge of Barden Fell, which spreads along the north side of Wharfedale between Bolton Abbey and Appletreewick.

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Leeshaw Reservoir

Weekend Walk: Leeshaw Reservoir

There are several fine walks on the moorland above Oxenhope, terminus of steam trains on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

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