All about the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Here in the UK, we have some of Europe’s best walking and cycling routes right on our doorstep. We’ve already taken a look at some of the many sprawling National Trails on our lands, but the next instalment in our “All about the…” series is one of our personal favourites. When you think of Yorkshire you might think of puddings, terriers and tea; but when we think of Yorkshire, we think of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

Yorkshire Wolds

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The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of four National Trails located in the county, and stretches for 79 miles from Hessle to Filey – so if you’ve ever trekked along the Cleveland Way before you’ll have either started or finished at an end-point of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. It’s considered one of the best trails for newbies as it’s not too long, the terrain isn’t as challenging, and there’s plenty to see and do en route.

The whole walk will take you around five to six days, but if you need to pick and choose which stretches you want to walk, here’s a breakdown of what you can expect.

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Things to do in Yorkshire

As the UK’s largest county, it should come as no surprise that there are numerous things to do in Yorkshire. Whether your preferences are for a heart-pumping romp across the moors or for some rest and relaxation of the beach, there truly is something for everyone; making Yorkshire a fabulous place for a staycation at any time of the year. Here are a few things to do in Yorkshire:

Haworth Parsonage, the home of the Brontë Sisters

Howarth Parsonage. Creative commons copyright  John DarchIf thoughts of the moors immediately bring to mind the tortured souls of Cathy and Heathcliff, if not the melodic tinklings of Kate Bush, then you must visit the small town of Howarth in West Yorkshire. This is where the Brontë sisters lived, in a modest parsonage which has since been turned into a museum slash shrine for fans of Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Agnes Grey, et al. Read More


Mapping for conservation

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) is part of the influential UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts and has worked for more than 65 years to protect wildlife and wild places and educate, influence and empower people to conserve wildlife.

Responsible for 95 sites covering in excess of 6300 acres, YWT manages assets within different territories as well as mapping and tracking the ownership of site boundaries and collecting and storing extensive conservation data from surveys. They work with landowners on many conservation projects and mapping plays a key role in the large portion of their activity.

The Trust needed to be able to view and analyse the information they were gathering on a digital map – the data needed to be presented in a comprehensive, visual and geographic nature to fully understand the relationship between the data and the geography.This in turn would help with funding bids, as well as managing projects and memberships.

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Emmerdale celebrates 40 years-and three beautiful locations!

With the excitement building about tonight’s live episode to celebrate the soap’s 40years, Emmerdale has been in the news again.

Although it’s a fictional village based in the Yorkshire Dales, Emmerdale has been produced at ITV’s Yorkshire Studios, based in various locations. Our map extracts show you where.

To begin with, location shooting for Emmerdale Farm (as it was known back then) was filmed in the village of Arncliffe in Littondale – one of the less popular valleys in the Yorkshire Dales. However, it was later moved when tourists and other visitors inundated the village and disrupted filming. However, you’ll notice the pub symbol and recognise the pub which famously became known as The Woolpack Inn and home to many unfolding dramas!

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