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Walking: Quiet strolling in a little-known corner

Kirkham Priory is one of the Cinderella monasteries of North Yorkshire.

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Walking: Close to home as the days draw in

Blimey! Where did the summer go? The clocks have gone back, the days have drawn in at a rate of knots and, perhaps, it’s time to look at cosy countryside closer to home.

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Walking: Top marks for this Yorkshire Dales adventure

A lovely autumnal day of sun and scudding cloud ensured that this circuit was one of the best of the year.

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Walking: In the shadow of the Three Peaks

Ingleborough and Penyghent – the two shapeliest of Yorkshire’s famed Three Peaks – provide a stirring backdrop throughout this circuit; the eyes are forever drawn to their summit ridges making this a day out to remember.

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The autumn spectacular in Cliffe Drive above Apperley Bridge.

Walking: A bit of paradise on your doorstep

Looking for a peaceful oasis amid the urban sprawl of Leeds and Bradford? You’ve found it!

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Valley Gardens, Harrogate.

Walking: Taking in sights of famous spa town

This interesting and intriguing circuit takes in several Harrogate attractions, including Valley Gardens, Harlow Carr Gardens and the Pine Woods.

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The sunny approach to South Holme Farm.

Walking: The Yorkshire hills with genteel touch

What a glorious day out! The Howardian Hills, a few miles north of York, are a non-stop delight – and a bit different.

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Fishing rights available for ‘tranquil’ reservoir

Fishing rights available for ‘tranquil’ reservoir

A reservoir near Bingley that is home to rainbow trout is being offered up for lease by fishing clubs.

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WHAT PLEASURES!  The lovely track over Winksley Moor.

Walking: Quiet enjoyment on secret byways

This is the land that time forgot.

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Walking: Striding through a rural backwater

All is now pristine in the deep south of our county following the sad demise of the coal industry; no longer is the skyline blighted by pithead gear and slag heaps – they have been replaced by a green and verdant landscape, reverting to the agricultural heyday of two centuries ago.

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The view over a sparkling Malham Tarn after passing Malham Tarn House.

Walking: The Yorkshire Dales at their very best

Magnificent is the only word to describe this sweeping circuit of Malham Tarn – a journey of such delight and variety it will leave you begging for more.

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Dramatic clouds over Ledston Hall on the outward leg.

Walking: For your delight – a sparkling oasis

The twin villages of Ledston and Ledsham – a mile-and-a-half apart as the crow flies – have remained aloof and serene down the centuries, somehow escaping both the ravages of a once-thriving local coal mining industry and the pollution from the nearby industrial Aire valley with Castleford at its heart.

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Along the Cleveland Way near High Barn.

Walking: A high-level route beyond compare

What a stunning day out!

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The splendid outlook over Anglers Country Park lake.

Walking: Heading south for a walking treat

One of the best recreational “playgrounds” in the southern region of our great county is centred upon Anglers’ Country Park just beyond the south-eastern outskirts of Wakefield.

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Walking: Your chance to get away from it all

Into the unknown! You won’t get much farther off the beaten track in Yorkshire than this varied and very enjoyable expedition around the Cinderella lands separating Upper Nidderdale from the lower reaches of Wensleydale.

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Easy does it... gentle strolling along the Ouse floodbank.

Walking: Dawdling by the banks of the Ouse

The attractive community of Wistow lies at the heart of a vast rolling agricultural landscape covered at the height of summer with a golden carpet of never-ending wheat fields.

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Down the fields towards Woodlands Farm.

Walking: A little haven of peace and quiet

This is the sweetest little circuit on the northern edge of Leeds, so close to the beating, busy, bustling heart of the big city and yet so far.

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Anthony Dowson  28, Moorland Beat Keeper for the Thimbleby estate, near Northallerton, is pictured counting grouse on the moor with his dog Millie.
Picture: James Hardisty.

Glorious Twelfth: Ian Botham, Chris Packham and the fight for North Yorkshire’s moors

It keeps thousands of people in jobs, ensures Yorkshire’s moorland stays diverse with wildlife and contributes more than £2bn to the national economy.

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Walking: Drop in on this link with the past

Slap bang in the middle of a huge expanse of towns and villages on the southern edge of Leeds lies a 10-square-mile area of open countryside dotted with woods, streams and ancient stone buildings and laced with attractive footpaths and bridleways which offer a welcome escape from the urban sprawl.

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