Five reasons to visit Yorkshire this autumn

Sunday 17th Oct 2021 |

Yorkshire is one of the UKs most picturesque counties, so enchanting it was awarded second best place in the world to visit in 2021 by Conde Nast Traveller. With national parks and a miles of stunning countryside, it is an all-year-round staycation haven.

One of the best seasons to visit Yorkshire is in autumn, when the summer crowds have gone and nature puts on a spectacular show with the changing of the season. With an explosion of colour, Yorkshire has plenty to offer for those looking for an autumn break.

Warrick Burton, the Managing Director of Huddersfield’s Titanic Spa, reveals why he thinks autumn is the best time to visit Yorkshire for the ultimate wellness break..

He says “As the MD of the UK’s first eco spa, I always want to communicate to all our guests that the best prescription for wellbeing is being outside in nature. Autumn can be the perfect time to make your own Yorkshire getaway. As the season turns, Yorkshire is draped in gorgeous Autumn hues. As someone who is passionate about the environment, I like to get outdoors as much as I can to witness this transformative time of year. A walk through the woods is a must as the leaves begin to fall, or a canal side stroll are two of my favourite things to do. The Yorkshire Dales cover miles and miles of open countryside and where better to see the most colourful time of year unfold in front of you?”

A romantic weekend getaway, family fun with the kids, or a solo trip to soak in the culture, here are these five reasons to visit Yorkshire in autumn.

Reasons to visit Yorkshire this autumn – Wonderful Walks

Yorkshire is full of wonderful walks and stunning scenery, you have the Peak district, Yorkshire Dales and the Moors to choose from. If you don’t fancy heading out into the many national parks and prefer something slower paced, you can also enjoy some of region’s beautiful canal side walks. You’ll get the best of both worlds, with a picturesque mix of scenic waterways and beautiful countryside. Take in the views, enjoy the peacefulness, and keep an eye out for the wildlife such as the lesser spotted Red Squirrel.

Reasons to visit Yorkshire this autumn – Instagram Perfect Towns

Yorkshire is known for its many chocolate box style towns; the cobbled streets and sandstone look particularly perfect against the autumn colours. Start in York at the Shambles, one of the most Instagrammed street in York, if not the whole of Yorkshire. The cobbled street with overhanging Elizabethan buildings are what makes it so distinctive. There is also the stunning railway bridge over the River Nidd which is popular for its perfect reflection shot. Located in North Yorkshire, Pateley Bridge is at the heart of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is surrounded by imposing reservoirs, sweeping moorland and distinctive rock formations. Enjoy Pateley Bridge’s high street cafes and shops including The Oldest Sweet Shop in England which traces its family history back to 1827!

Reasons to visit Yorkshire this autumn –  Titanic Spa Autumn Glow Spa Day

Nestled in the Yorkshire Pennines, Titanic Spa overlooks surrounding woodland and provides the ultimate wellness break. Specially created as the perfect break before the Christmas rush hits, the Autumn Glow Spa Day, includes a 55 minute treatment, allowing guests to choose from energising and radiance boosting facials and experience the amazing benefits of the unique heat and ice experience. Indulge in more fine food at the bistro’s locally sourced food and enjoy a warming cocktail before cosying up in one of the self-contained apartments, which feel like a home away from home.

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Reasons to visit Yorkshire this autumn – Seasonal Food and Drink

At this chilly time of year, there is nothing better than good food and drink to enjoy next to a roaring fire. Alongside a traditional Yorkshire Tea,  you can choose many famous delicacies whether it’s a tart from Bakewell, spicy Yorkshire Parkin (best enjoyed around a Bonfire), or Pikelets which are Yorkshire flat crumpets. There is also plenty of locally farmed cheese to enjoy in Yorkshire, and theYorkshire Dales Cheese Festival will be returning from Thursday 7 – 10 October 2021. The Festival celebrates the incredible produce of the Dales with local businesses throughout the National Park hosting special events, menus and tastings to mark the occasion. 

Reasons to visit Yorkshire this autumn – Wandering for Waterfalls

The rush of running water set against the autumn foliage is truly something to behold. If you head into the North part of the peak district, you can find Middle Black Clough Waterfall, 10m high waterfall has been described as “magical” by visitors and is surrounded by magnificent, thick woodland, making it a true hidden gem. There is also Aysgarth Falls, a series of waterfalls on the River Ure in Wensleydale which are

spectacular, particularly in Autumn after the dale has had a good dose of rain. If you head to the upper fall, you can pop into the visitor’s centre, onsite café and gift shop. The National Park Centre can also point you in the direction of other lovely walks in the area taking in the surrounding woods or heading up to the lovely villages of Carperby or Aysgarth.

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