The Best Pub Walks in Yorkshire

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As Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK, it has so much to offer from a geographical and cultural perspective. Whether you want to chase waterfalls, roam stately gardens or explore the rolling hills made famous in the literary wilderness of the Brontes, there’s something for everyone.

A pub walk is one of the best ways to take in the region’s majesty. After exploring what an area has to offer, there’s nothing quite like settling into a cosy pub for a refreshing beverage.

Cow and Calf, Ilkley

With a mix of rocks, moderate inclines and steady dust trails, this is a walk that errs on the challenging side of easy.

The Twelve Apostle stones are historical artefacts found along the five-mile walk. Their origins are shrouded in mystery, which only adds to the atmosphere of the outing. Why not debate your theories over a tipple at the Cow and Calf pub after your ramble?

There’s no need to nominate a designated driver, as Cow and Calf is very accessible by taking a train to Ilkley.

Holly Hill Inn, Richmond

There’s no better base to explore the Yorkshire Dales than Richmond. Known as a ‘gateway’ to the area, this historical market town is an excellent choice for a day of exploration.

Check out the Norman castle and climb to the top to take in panoramas of the surrounding natural beauty.

Once you’ve wandered around, venture back to the traditional Holly Hill Inn and warm yourself by their open fires with a local brew.

The Best Pub Walks in Yorkshire

Vocation & Co, Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is known as a hub of creativity in West Yorkshire that attracts the attention of artists and art enthusiasts alike. It should therefore come as no surprise that the town is home to equally interesting drinks venues.

After you’ve been for a leisurely stroll down the canal and appreciated the Yorkshire heritage viewable from its banks, it’ll be time to enjoy a venue as special as the backdrop. Stop by Vocation & Co for a community-focused bar that is passionate about serving local fare.

Star Inn the City, York

For a classy day out, take a gentle amble alongside the River Ouse in York. You’re sure to spy some historical landmarks, iconic bridges and calming green spaces. This is a really easy walk so is a great choice for dates or those with different levels of ability.

Take the elegant excursion to the next level with brasserie dining at The Star Inn the City, which has a terrace by the side of the river itself.


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