World Tourism Day 2017: 3 places to go on a relaxing run in Yorkshire

September 27, 2017 12:00 am

It’s World Tourism Day (27 September 2017), so we thought we’d take the opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are to call Yorkshire home. We love that our restaurants in tourist hot-spots like York, Harrogate, Ilkley, and Skipton attract locals and international visitors alike.

One of the benefits of being located in such a beautiful region is that we aren’t short of places to explore whilst out and about doing one of our favourite activities; running. Whether it’s finding somewhere nearby to clear your head after work or heading further afield on a weekend to discover a hidden gem and cover some extra ground, these are a few of our favourite spots for a relaxing run:

Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs

Located on the A59 between Harrogate, Skipton and Otley; the reservoirs are the perfect place to go before/after work or on a weekend morning for a relaxing run. The combination of woodland, water and windy tracks makes it the perfect place to reflect on your day (routes can vary from three miles to six miles).

Malham Cove

A bit further into the Yorkshire Dales but worth the journey, Malham is a tourist hotspot and it’s easy to see why. The views from the top of the Cove are stunning and totally worth the extra leg workout with all those steps! If you’re running solo, Malham is the perfect place to feel safe as there’s always a friendly tourist nearby if anything goes wrong.

Bolton Abbey

Close enough to head to for a morning run, but tranquil enough to feel like you’re a million miles away. The well paved tracks at Bolton Abbey make it a runner’s heaven and with over 80miles of footpaths to cover, you’ll never get bored doing the same run twice! Follow the river up to Barden and back down the other side for a five-mile glimpse into its beauty and wildlife, the deer and Mandarin ducks will keep you company so keep your eyes peeled for them.

Post-run, why not head to Filmore & Union and treat yourself to a ‘cool-down’ coffee and gluten free cake!