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I really do love being outdoors and getting out and about to stretch the ol’ legs. We started taking our dog on walks that are a little bit further afield than on our doorstep. It means we get to see scenery that we don’t normally see on our usual routes, all the while we get some fresh air and our little doggo gets to have a whale of a time in the process. It is so nice to explore our beloved Yorkshire in depth this way. So, grab your walking boots and jackets because I’ve got three great dog walks that are in and around Yorkshire for you to try…

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This isn’t a particular route, just a gorgeously long stretch of sand to the South of Bridlington Beach. Here you drive down a country farm path to a grassy car park (perfect for picnics & an ice cream!) It’s a relatively easy walk down to the beach and you can walk for miles all the way to Bridlington if you wanted to. We tend to go mid-late afternoon to miss the major rush and you’ll find you sometimes have parts of the beach to yourself. I love to tiptoe in to the sea, even if I am wearing wellies most of the time, just to say I’ve been in the sea. This is definitely one of my favourite walks because Bridlington brings back many happy childhood memories and let’s face it, there’s no excuse to not enjoy a chippy tea, is there? This walk is relatively easy as it’s flat and you can set how far you walk down the beach before you turn back.

Tip: Just remember to check the tides for that day so you don’t get caught out & bring some spare change for a car park donation.

This is another walk that came highly recommended to us. This walk at it longest is 8 miles (if you walk round both resovoirs) You’ll need to set around 3-4 hours for this walk, but the views are gorgeous. You’ll probably see fisherman trying to catch brown trout if you’re lucky. This walk can be quiet in some areas but can busy up as the day goes along, especially near the Swinsty Dam. There are various car parks around the Resovoir which means you can make your start points at different places. The smaller car parks can get busy, so try get there a little earlier in the morning.

Tip: Pack a lunch for this one as I don’t recall seeing a café or pub nearby. Maybe the odd ice cream van.

I love this walk. It’s not a million miles away from us and you get to see gorgeous countryside and a beautiful stately home along the way. This walk comes in at just over 6 miles so I’d set aside about 3 hours for this walk and whilst it’s slightly shorter than the Swinsty & Fewston walk, there are a lot of inclines on this route so do approach with more caution. A good pair of grippy shoes is close to essential, I would say. However, aside from that this is probably the less crowded walk of them all as you are walking through farm land with much wider paths along the way. There is a free car park at the side of the busy road across from the estate which you can use. It’s nothing fancy but it’s free. Also, there’s not necessarily the need to pack a lunch for this one (maybe bring a long a couple of water’s) because about three quarters of the way round you come out of the Harewood estate and there is a Sam Smith’s pub which offers hot and cold sandwiches which can be swilled down with half a pint of Taddy Lager (if you feel like it) – a good time for the little dog’s legs to have a rest after a rather strenuous walk, and if she’s lucky, she gets a little bit of hot beef if she’s being good.

Hint: If you are lucky enough you can sometimes see deer at one of the high points of the walk, which really is a glorious sight.

Make sure you boot up in correct footwear for the different terrains you might find on each of these walks and wear layers so you can remove them or add them depending on the weather (we all know what it’s like in the UK.) My jacket from Trespass, is really lightweight so easy to hold if you need to strip back but it also keeps you insulated in the slightly windier/cooler weather, too.

Do let me know if you’ve done these walks before and what you think of them? Or if you have anymore walks we should try out! I’m always looking for new places to explore and visit.

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24 comments so far.
  • I really want to go to Yorkshire, all of my favourite people seem to be up north and I’m down south!

    Love, Amie ❤
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    • Oh no Amie, well, all the more reason to take a trip up North then 😉
      Bee xxx

  • Absolutely! N Yorks is the place really!. Can’t wait for the summer to fully arrive so I can start exploring once again. I have not really been down to Harrogate and Bridlington, but trust me, Osmotherly and Thirsk….so beautiful. By the way, love your post and great shots

    • Ah yes, they are beautiful parts of the world. I do love that Market-esque style town. It makes for a really feed good place!
      Bee xxx

  • I love these photos Bee! I’ll have to remember this post next time we mind my parents doggy x

    Sophie Cliff

    • Yes you must! I love going for long walks.
      Bee xxx

  • Kel

    Having a dog must be a great excuse to get out and about! These seems like some great walks even pooch-less though – I love Harewood House estate! x

    • It’s such a lovely walk round the fields/grounds surrounding the main estate section. Have you done that one?
      Bee xxx

  • I so agree, I love putting the pooches in the back of the Landrover and going somewhere a bit further away for a new adventure. Husband is always reluctant (lazy! :-)) but loves it when we get there. So many amazing places near us for walks – lots of reservoirs, and of course the Pennines are right on our doorstep. I love to just go and wander and see where we end up but Ste is more cautious and likes the route planned out first, which is probably sensible. Finding it a bit tough to do more than a couple of hours these days though – hauling a baby bump around is a surprising amount of effort! Looking forward to family walks in the future though! xx

    • My husband is the same, but as soon as we get there, he loves it too. You have so much on your doorstep, you are so lucky. Soon you’ll be bringing along the little baba in a pushchair, hehe!
      Bee xxx

  • Hayley Rubery

    Girl I have to say that your hair is looking bloody BABE’in lately (as are you in general!), can’t wait to get a dog so I can take him for lots of nice long walks!

    Hayley xo

    • Oh Hayley, you really do know how to make a girl blush. They are hard work, but it’s so worth it in the long run!
      Bee xxx

  • Lauren Wilkinson

    Stunning images Bee, I really wish I had a dog to go walking with. Regardless of the lack of doggy excuse, I do need to get out and explore Yorkshire more so thanks for the tips!
    Lauren xxx bylaurenjane

    • Aw thank you so much, the husband is getting pretty good at photos now, haha!

      Oh you must, the fresh air does me the world of good. Hope you enjoy one of the walks soon.

      Bee xxx

  • Leanne

    i love going on long walks, even though i’m not yet allowed to get a dog! harewood house area is so lovely, that sounds right up my street. super handy tips and stunning pics too, thanks bee x

    • They are hard, hard, hard work, but it is worth it for the doggy snuggles. There’s nothing quite like a dogs love!

      Hope you enjoy one of these walks soon 🙂

      Bee xxx

  • laura

    Love these pictures of you! The yellow fields are incredible.

    • Aw Laura, you are such a sweetheart! Thank you.
      Bee xxx

  • Oh I just want to go for a walk through that field! How beautiful. I love going for walks, I’m glad there’s so many gorgeous walks around where I live

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

    • In the UK we are so lucky to have amazing countryside around us!
      Bee xxx

  • missgetaway

    Beautiful images. How much I’d love to walk through that field of flowers – so cool!

    Love, kerstin

    • Thank you so much Kerstin! It was a lovely walk that day.
      Bee xxx

  • Hmmm… I can smell summer! 🙂
    x finja |

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I'm Bee. 27 year old who is finally starting to understand herself. A Scorpio that's too nice to use that sting in her tail, regularly found searching for holidays or online shopping. Happiest when being fed, travelling & spending time with Mr C.




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