Discovering Britain

Published: Thursday 13th Nov 2014

Written by: Kirsty Jones

Getting out and about in Yorkshire is a great way to experience all that our rugged and varied landscape has to offer. Sometimes when you first arrive in an area you might feel a little lost when it comes to discovering what areas you should visit but that’s why there are organisations like Discovering Britain who are here to help.

The website is run by the Royal Geographical Society and can be found at, they aim to give us an array of interesting facts through walks around Britain with a geographical theme. Each walk length and terrain varies so to give you the option to pick one which suits your ability. The information on a specific walk gives you facts on what you might expect to see, the landscapes, the distance, who it will be suitable for, where it starts, where it ends and how to get there.

The site is packed full of useful information to help you plan where you might want to walk when staying in Yorkshire. Walks are split up into 3 sections; they can either be a Discovering Britain walk, a walk which they are currently producing or other recommended walks. Their own Discovering Britain walk has even more information about the route you will take, including a downloadable booklet guide and an audio guide about the area you are walking in.

There’s an array of walks in the Yorkshire area to discover on the site, including a walk that is currently in production about discovering how the sea shaped Whitby’s landscape and people. It will be sure to follow their brilliant ethic of bringing geography and history alive and if you know of a walk that would be great to feature but it’s not there yet, why not suggest a walk to them as they’re adding new walks all the time!

We hope you enjoy using this website to make your stay in one of our cottages even more exciting and if you haven’t booked your cottage yet why not view our selection of cottages in Yorkshire now.

Kirsty Jones
Kirsty Jones


Marketing Manager


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