Yorkshire is the largest county in the British Isles and within its borders is some of the most beautiful countryside in England. ‘God’s Own County’ it embraces two National Parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors, encompasses the magnificent Pennine Hills, miles of rugged coastline with high cliffs and sandy beaches and many fine villages, towns and cities. This county of the ‘White Rose’ with a rich historical legacy has a unique culture, humour and dialect all of its own.
And it keeps getting better. Named by Lonely Planet as one of their top places in the world to visit in 2014 Yorkshire’s “rugged moorlands, heritage homes and cosy pubs” made a spectacular backdrop for two days this summer for the Tour de France Grand Depart.
There’s no wonder so many people are flocking to Yorkshire and the spots I love so much.
And now I have just discovered these places are getting better too thanks to Yorkshire Water.
For not only is their ‘Blueprint for Yorkshire’ http://www.blueprintforyorkshire.com/ improving our water supplies and water management, but their investment in the countryside as one of Yorkshire’s biggest landowners means we can enjoy even more the natural beauties Yorkshire has to offer. And for those who love the outdoors just look at their ‘walks and leisure’ guide http://www.yorkshirewater.com/walks-and-leisure.aspx
As I said Yorkshire just keeps getting better and better!
And for anyone that still needs any convincing here are (though not in any particular order) a few of my favourite Yorkshire places:-
Words and photographs Copyright © 2014 by Antony J Waller