Yorkshire

The county of Yorkshire with its undulating green dale landscape provides a breath-taking backdrop for mile upon mile of unforgettable running.

The dales provide a broad network of varied trail from extensive woodlands, open moorlands and countless scenic coastal paths. Wherever you choose to explore whether it be a coastal path run along the Cleveland Way or tackling the heights of Roseberry Topping there's one thing for sure, you definitely won't be disappointed. 

Tour Highlights...

  • Home to two National Parks; the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its wonderful scenery and stunning meandering landscapes and the North Yorkshire Moors, a large expanse of heather moorland with the stunning coastline as a backdrop.

  • Yorkshire is the jewel in the crown for scenic TV and film locations: Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Scar Waterfall (Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves), Askrigg (All Creatures Great and Small TV series) and Malham Cove (Harry Potter).

  • No trip to Yorkshire would be complete without sampling a craft ale or two! A visit to the Black Sheep or Whitby Breweries allows you to see where these prized ales are produced as well as sample the goods.​​

Our favourite routes...

Routes are for guidance only and will be tailored to suit your exact requirements

The Cleveland Way Coastal Path, North Yorkshire

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  • Distance - 10-20 miles/16-32 kilometres. Max Elevation - 1490 ft/454 metres.

  • Terrain - Mixed. Bring your Trail Trainers, Hydration Pack and light waterproof

  • Highlights - The Cleveland Way offers a number of running route options with Ravenscar, home to a National Trust Seal Sanctuary, Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby all on the route. For a circular route, take the Cinder Path through beautiful wild flowers and the lush, green countryside.

Hole of Horcum, North Yorkshire

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  • Distance - 7 miles/11 kilometres. Max Elevation - 1105 ft/337 metres.

  • Terrain - Mixed. Bring your Trail Trainers, Hydration Pack and light waterproof

  • Highlights - Circular route around the 'Hole of Horcum', a "Devil's Punchbowl" type feature plus enjoy the Highland Cattle and abundant wild flowers en route.

Malham Cove & Tarn

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  • Distance - 8-11 miles/13-18 kilometres. (additional mileage to include Janet's Foss and Malham Tarn). Max Elevation - 1200 ft/366 metres.

  • Terrain - Mixed. Bring your Trail Trainers, Hydration Pack and light waterproof

  • Highlights - See the magnificent Malham Cove, a 260 foot high limestone cliff which featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Janet's Foss Waterfall and the tranquil Malham Tarn.

Al's Top Tips

They don't say Yorkshire is God's own County for nothing and as Yorkshire man I can confirm this is absolutely true. There is nothing quite like pounding the coastal paths of North Yorkshire which offer the most mesmerising views of the North Sea and nearby headlands. My personal favourite is the Cleveland Way from Scarborough via Robin Hood's Bay and onto Whitby and the Fish and Chips (and scraps) are pretty good too! 

Places To Stay

Whether you want budget friendly or a little more luxury we can find the right accommodation for you.

Budget Friendly, please note options are for guidance only...

YHA Boggle Hole, Whitby

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  • Historical Mill

  • Recently refurbished

  • Private rooms with en-suite facilities available

  • Unique beachside location with stunning sea views

  • Perfectly located if exploring the Cleveland way is top of your to do list 

  • Facilities include on site Cafe, Licenced Bar, Wifi

YHA Osmotherley, Northallerton

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  • Converted Linen Mill surrounded by trails

  • Perfectly situated for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors

  • Fully refurbished rooms with en suite facilities

  • Facilities include restaurant, licensed bar, on site parking, Free Wifi

  • Camping pods, landpods and bring your own tent options also available at this site 

Premium, please note options are for guidance only...

White Horse Farm Inn, Pickering

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  • 16th Century Inn

  • Hillside location overlooking the picturesque village of Rosedale Abbey 

  • Elegant rooms with en suite facilities, TV, Hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities 

  • Facilities include licensed bar and restaurant, Outdoor terrace for Al fresco dining, on site parking, Free Wifi

  • On site cottage available (sleeps uo to 8 guests)

Herriots Hotel, Skipton

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  • 4 star hotel set in a beautiful Victorian listed building 

  • Located at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, just a 5 minute stroll along the canal to the historic market town of skipton

  • Stylish rooms with en suite facilities, TV, Hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities 

  • Facilities include licensed bar and restaurant, Outdoor terrace for Al fresco dining, on site parking, Free Wifi

  • Adrenaline adventures available 

Sample Itinerary...

Itinerary is for guidance only and will be tailored to suit your exact requirements

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Friday

  • Arrival from 4pm - Welcome Drink, Check in, Unpack

  • 6km scenic circular run inland to Fylingdales

  • Evening meal and time to socialise at the Boggle Hole Youth Hostel or in Robin Hood's Bay (0.9 miles on foot or 3 miles by car)

Saturday

Breakfast at your accommodation

  • Depart from Boggle Hole for a 20 km circular run taking the Cleveland Way coastal route through Ravenscar via the Hayburn Wyke Waterfall with lunch at the Hayburn Wyke Inn (10 km)

  • Take the Cinder Path back north towards Ravenscar and enjoy a coffee and cake whilst taking in the views from this pretty village green then onwards back to Boggle Hole (10 kms)

  • Optional Yoga session at the hostel

  • Evening meal and time to socialise at the Ravenhall Country House Hotel in Ravenscar or in nearby Robin Hood's Bay

Sunday

Breakfast at your accommodation

  • Check out of your accommodation ready in your running gear. Self-drive or transfer to the start point for the 'Hole of Horcum' trail

  • 10km 'Hole of Horcum' circular run with refreshment. Towels and cloths will be provided for cleaning purposes if required prior to your departure. Refreshments provided post-run.

  • Optional packed lunch provided or lunch arranged in Pickering before returning on your homeward journey