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Winter Walks in Herriot Country

Dec 27, 2023

Don your hiking boots and banish those winter blues! Here’s 5 ideas for winter walking in stunning Herriot Country!



  1. Harrogate: The Valley Gardens and Pinewoods offer beautiful winter scenery, with icy landscapes and frost-covered trees creating a magical atmosphere.
  2. Bolton Abbey Estate: The estate’s woodland and riverside paths are stunning in winter, especially after a snowfall. The famous Strid Wood and the ruins of Bolton Priory offer picturesque views.
  3. North York Moors National Park: The moors are transformed into a winter wonderland, and walking along the Esk Valley and around the villages of Goathland and Rosedale Abbey can be particularly beautiful in winter.
  4. Knaresborough: The riverside walks along the River Nidd and through the Nidd Gorge provide a peaceful and scenic winter walk, especially when the trees are dusted with snow.
  5. Yorkshire Dales National Park: The Dales offer a variety of winter walking opportunities, with trails around Malham Cove, the Ribblehead Viaduct, and the Three Peaks being particularly popular.



These are just some of the places that offer the opportunity to enjoy North Yorkshire’s stunning landscapes in a different light during the winter months. So go ahead and explore Herriot country this winter whilst improving your health and wellness.


Keep in mind that it’s always important to check weather conditions when heading out into the great outdoors.


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