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Going underground: Yorkshire's hidden caves and caverns you need to visit

When looking for adventure, the mysterious world just below the surface is the perfect place to start.
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Leeds has an array of beautiful places where you can enjoy a stroll, take in the views and relax in the countryside with a picnic basket full of your favourite goodies

10 of the best picnic spots in Leeds

The weather is now getting warmer, which means more and more people will be eager to venture outside and soak up the sunshine, a welcome change from the dreary weather of the past few months.
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If you want to combine walking your dog with having a pint or two, taking your dog on a walking pub crawl is a great way to go about it

Take your pooch on this dog-friendly pub crawl around Leeds

If you want to combine walking your dog with having a pint or three, taking your dog on a walking pub crawl of Leeds is a great way to go about it.

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Packhorse bridge over the Ings Beck.

Walking: A touch of the Dales – in county of the Red Rose

Downham lies snug in the shadow of Pendle Hill in the southern reaches of the Forest of Bowland, just over the border in Lancashire.

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There's a great array of free things to do across Yorkshire

15 completely free things to do in Yorkshire

A great day out doesn't have to cost the earth.

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The infamous rogue reportedly originated from Yorkshire.

Why Robin Hood is a true Yorkshire hero - and not a Nottingham myth

The story of Robin Hood is one which is widely known, but is the infamous outlaw as strongly tied to Sherwood Forest as we have been led to believe?

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The picturesque falls on the edge of West Burton.

Walking: Prettiest village marks start of a Yorkshire Dales adventure

West Burton, six miles west of Leyburn, is many people’s idea of the perfect rural idyll.

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The sumptuous outlook at St Gregory's Minster in Kirkdale.

Walking in Yorkshire: Step back in time to connect with a Saxon nobleman

The outstanding point of interest on this ever-varied circuit is the stunning 1,000-year-old St Gregory’s Minster in Kirkdale, a mile to the west of Kirkbymoorside, which was built a decade before William the Conqueror swept ashore at Hastings to vanquish the Saxon king, Harold.

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Walking in Yorkshire: Pastoral pleasures on the northern rim of Wharfedale

The northern skyline of Lower Wharfedale, dominated by the rocky bulk of Almscliff Crag, offers splendid walking country, an oasis of fields, woods, streams and fine stone houses.

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Walking in Yorkshire: You might just keep your feet dry on this circuit

This little adventure has a big advantage over many undertaken by this column through a wet and dreary winter – it follows quiet country back roads and farm access tracks for great distances, thus avoiding mud, flood, bog and whatever else an English winter can throw at you.

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Walking: A true taste of Yorkshire’s most famous moorland

This circuit gets into the real heart of Ilkey Moor, offering the chance to soak up the atmosphere of Yorkshire’s favourite stretch of moorland.

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Walking: A breath of fresh Leeds air to bring in the New Year

Should you – heaven forbid! - over-indulged at the New Year, then this is the ideal circuit to clear the cobwebs and set yourself up for the day.

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The Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hounds Boxing Day hunt meet in Aberford village.

Annual Boxing Day hunt meets take place in Yorkshire

The chairman of a Yorkshire hunting group has said the activity is “well supported” as annual Boxing Day events took place in the region.

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The glorious outlook over Eccup 'Reservoir.

Walking: Come on – get off the couch for a Christmas jaunt in Leeds

Looking for a bit of Christmas exercise? Fed up of sitting in front of the telly?

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Marsden Park.

Six of the Best: Winter walks across Yorkshire

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, throw on some wellies and go for an invigorating walk.

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The final fields back to Crakehall.

Walking: A quiet corner of Yorkshire where you can’t put a foot wrong!

Here is the land that time forgot. Or, at least, the land the walking fraternity forgot.

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Walking: Journeying back through the ages to Yorkshire’s monastic days

This fine circuit samples both flanks of Nidderdale, starting on the western side of the valley before crossing the River Nidd to traverse the eastern slopes by way of Smelthouses and Braisty Woods.

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Walking: Silsden and the Leeds Liverpool Canal

The uplands overlooking the old mill town of Silsden in the Aire Valley offer exhilarating situations as they climb to the rugged heights of Silsden Moor some 1,000ft above sea level.

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The lovely setting at Myer's Green.

Walking: Enjoy an easy day out in pastures green

Okay, you’ve had your summer – now we’re entering the long months of wet ground, muddy paths, leather boots and gaiters (sorry for sounding so cheerful!).

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Harewood House in autumnal sunshine.

Top five: Autumn walks in Leeds

Crisp mornings, bright days, spectacular colours - Autumn is the best time to enjoy the city’s walks and fresh air.

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