Walking has many benefits for you and the environment, whilst also being suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Did you know? a brisk 10 minute walk each day can provide you with benefits to your health and works towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise! NHS.uk
For more information on walking routes, please click the drop-down boxes below.
Physically, walking can:
- help build up your stamina;
- burn excess calories; and
- provides positive benefits for your heart -a brisk 10 minute walk each day can provide you with benefits to your health and works towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise! NHS.uk
Mentally, walking can:
- reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue
- improve self-esteem, self-perception, mood and sleep quality. WalkingForHealth.org.uk
Harrogate and Knaresborough have great walking routes, covering a range of distances.
For route inspiration visit:
- Conygham Hall
- Town Walks
- Nidderdale Walks
- Pinewoods, Harrogate
- Pinewoods to RHS Harlow Carr
- Nidd Gorge
- Abbey Road Sculptures and Knaresborough Castle
- Harrogate Free Walking Tour
- Casual Ramblers
Scarborough has some great walks so why not explore them today.
For route inspiration visit:
- Scarborough Trails – https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/scarborough-trails-discoveries-your-doorstep
- The Castle Trail – A 2.3-mile route with a small incline (200ft). Discover Scarborough monument, John Sheilds Ryalls’ grave, Peasholm Pagodas, Scarborough Castle, St. Mary’s Church, Butter Cross, the Grand Hotel, Spa Bridge and the Spa. Download the Castle Trail map (pdf / 2 MB).
- The Mere Trail – A 3-mile route with a small incline (300ft). Discover the Dell, Oliver’s Mount, the Historic War Memorial and the Mere. Download the Mere Trail map (pdf / 699 KB).
- The Railway Trail – A 3.6-mile flat route, with very little incline. Discover Safe Ways Park, the Circle and the Cinder Track. Download the Railway Trail Map (pdf / 482 KB).
- The Sitwell Trail – A 1.4-mile route with a small incline (140ft). Discover Stephen Joseph Theatre, Woodland Creative, Scarborough Art Gallery and Crescent Arts, Rotunda Museum, Bland’s Cliff, Maritime Heritage Centre and St. Mary’s Church. Download the Sitwell Trail map (pdf / 1 MB).
- The Woodland Trail – A 4.4-mile flat route, with very little incline and benches along the way. Discover Peasholm Lake, Champion Trees, Lily Pond, Secret Garden, Jonno’s Field and Valley Gardens. Download the Woodland Trail map (pdf / 637 KB).
- The Wetlands Trail – A half mile flat route, with very little incline and disabled access. Discover Burton Riggs Nature Reserve, birdlife and wildflowers. Download the Wetlands Trail map. (pdf / 1 MB)
- The Ghost Trail – A spooky history 2.1 mile flat route, with very little incline. Discover the creepy side of Scarborough at North Bay Railway and Sky Trail Adventure, St Mary’s Church yard and Scarborough Castle. Download the Ghost Trail map. (pdf / 1 MB)
- DiscoverYorkshireCoast.com also provides a range of great walking routes for different abilities.