• Ilkley Rocky Valley

    Three Easy Walks in Yorkshire

    I have said this before – I love the outdoors! In the last couple of weeks, I’ve managed to get out in the countryside and go for some easy walks in Yorkshire. It’s been great and all three places are gorgeous, in their own rights. These are three easy walks in Yorkshire that anyone can do. They’re around 1-2 hours drive away from Leeds. Flamborough requires a car but the other two (Ilkley and Lumb Waterfalls) are also accessible via public transport. Flamborough I have been to Flamborough before, ages ago. I even wrote a post about it then as well. That time I didn’t go to Flamborough head and…

  • The New Inn at Scarcroft entrance

    Hetchell Woods & The New Inn | A Day Out in Scarcroft

    One of the reasons I love living in Leeds is that you’re only a few minutes away from the countryside. At the start of the bank holiday weekend, I discovered a new area: Scarcroft. It’s a village north east of Leeds, on the way to Wetherby. Prior to being sent an invitation to The New Inn, I had no idea this place existed. In fact, I confused it with Seacroft. Can you blame me? Googling what to do in Scarcroft, the first result recommended to visit Hetchell Woods so that’s what we did, before stuffing our faces at The New Inn at Scarcroft. Hetchell Woods Hetchell Woods is well hidden…

  • View over Knaresborough

    How to Spend a Day Out in Knaresborough

    When my friend from Sweden came to visit for a short weekend stay, we knew we wanted to spend one of the days out of the city. Living in Leeds there are so many options for days out but not always easily accessible unless owning a car. There are still plenty of places to choose from that are easy to go to on public transport, Knaresborough being one of those. I have been to Knaresborough once before, for their Christmas Market and fireworks display by the castle.  A lot colder and darker then so I got excited to go back and explore further and this time during daylight. Knaresborough did…

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks

    Tips on how to Complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

    Over the weekend, I did the Yorkshire Three Peaks. I’ve been thinking about doing it for the last two years but every time that work has organised an outing for it, I’ve had other plans. Until this year. I don’t think I would have been able to complete it the previous years so I’m glad I waited till this year. I’m far from an expert walker but I thought I’d give you some tips on how to survive if you’re thinking of doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge yourself. Pack Light It took us 10 hours and 30 minutes to complete the route. It’s a long walk and the last…

  • Harden Valley Walk in Bingley

    Harden Valley Walk with Bingley Walkers

    Do you remember me mentioning that I’d like to go on more walks? If not, here’s me writing it in black and white. I am very pleased with myself not just saying I want to but actually going ahead and doing it. On the first bank holiday in May, I joined Bingley Walkers for a walk in Harden Valley. A 10 mile long walk starting and ending in Bingley, looping around Myrtle Park, St. David’s Folly, Goit Stock Waterfall, Hewenden Viaduct, Harden Moor and St. Ives Estate. Bingley Walkers annually throw a walking party over the first bank holiday weekend in May where everyone is welcome to take part in…