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Jenny scales the height in the footsteps of her father

Jenny Rayner has trekked five active volcanoes in Central America in memory of her mountaineering-loving father Martin who died when he was just 55. Chris Burn reports.

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Your support help the charity's efforts all year round

THIS WEEKEND - the famous Poppy Walk takes place in Leeds

After the devastating news that husband and father Ryan Wynn had died, Royal British Legion stepped in to help. Now you can fundraise for them in the Leeds Poppy Walk

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Work has recently begun and progress made on the upgrading of four canal towpaths in Yorkshire

Upgraded canal towpaths in Yorkshire will offer scenic traffic-free routes by bike and on foot

Work has recently begun and progress made on the upgrading of four canal towpaths as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s award-winning £60m CityConnect programme.

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Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes and cycling destinations

10 of the best cycling routes, trails and destinations in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes, trails and cycling destinations.

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Threads for Treads will be available to see this Saturday, May 5 from 10am to 5pm.

New display at Leeds Industrial Museum celebrates cycling couture on the Tour de Yorkshire weekend

Coinciding with the Tour de Yorkshire weekend, a new display at Leeds Industrial Museum is celebrating Leeds’s impressive track record in regards to cycling couture. Threads for Treads will be available to see this Saturday, May 5 from 10am to 5pm.

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Tomorrow sees the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, but what is the weather forecast over the four-day event?

Tour de Yorkshire: The weather forecast over the four-day cycling event

Tomorrow sees the start of the Tour de Yorkshire and as competitors get ready to partake in the race, many people around the region will be gearing up to go and watch the action unfold in front of their eyes.
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The Tour de Yorkshire will return again this year, with the seaside resort of Scarborough being the final destination of the third stage of the mens race

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.
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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.
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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.

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Whernside

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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Elbolton

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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