Around Yorkshire

These are some of my experiences out and about around Yorkshire!

Yorkshire offers historic and vibrant cities and towns such as York, Harrogate, Leeds and Sheffield and an amazing variety of countryside, from the stunning Yorkshire Dales to the breathtaking North York Moors, the impressive Yorkshire coastline and the growing popularity of David Hockney’s Yorkshire Wolds. Yorkshire has 2 National Parks – the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park as well as the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast of high cliffs, bays and dramatic headlands. It is no wonder that recent years have seen tourism in Yorkshire grow faster than anywhere else in the UK!


Sports fans and outdoor enthusiasts will find a wide choice in Yorkshire from cricket to rugby, football, horse racing and horse riding, motorsports, golf, mountain biking and walking the miles of footpaths, long distance trails and hikes. Le Tour 2014 Grand D├ępart focused the eyes of the world on this thriving and beautiful part of the UK.


The Tour de France comes to town

What a start to my life in Yorkshire… the Tour de France comes to town. I have never experienced the Tour de France before but it was coming to Yorkshire so I decided to make the effort. Off we went and headed off to Castle Howard to watch the start of the race. There were thousands of people watching this fantastic event…even some Royals!

The event was fantastic but unfortunately we didn’t actually see any cyclists!….we were too far away from the event and the crowds were immense….but we had a great time and really pleased we made the effort!