Yorkshire was once voted one of the best places to visit in the world by Lonely Planet. Here at Yurtshire we are lucky enough to be surrounded by this stunning countryside with walking routes all around. If you are looking for somewhere to be based while you explore the local area on day trips out, or whether you need a relaxing stop off whilst walking a longer route, then Yurtshire is the ideal spot.

Whether you want a casual 2 mile cross country walk to the local pub, or a 20 mile hike, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire dales have it all. See “Places to Visit” for beautiful recommended places to leisurely wonder, alternatively see below for some of our suggestions of great walks.

After a long days walking, relax in your own private a Hot Tub  at your Yurt to soak away the aches and pains.

Some of Our Favourites

Cross Crounty walk to the Sawley Arms Pub from Yurtshire

This lovely walk from site, allows you to take in the true beauty of the area without having to jump in the car. The walk is varied, taking you through friendly horse fields, stunning woodland and magical meadows, rewarded with a nice drink at the end. Approximately 2 miles it is a leisurely way to enjoy the afternoon.  Map and route details  are available from reception.







Hackfall is a stunning woodland site near Masham, with lakes, waterfalls, follies and an intricate network of paths to explore stretching along the banks of the River Ure





Evestone Lake and Woodland

The small bow-shaped Eavestone Lake is an artificial fish pond that was created in medieval times by the monks of Fountains Abbey, with its stunning woodland with prehistoric rock formations it is very special.





Appletreewick and Troller’s Gill

A hugely enjoyable and varied walk contrasting the limestone ravine of Trollers Gill with the gritstone outcrops of High Crag.





Janets Foss, Malham

Breathtaking 4.4 mile walk incorporating ancient woodland and the fairy gueen’s home Janets Foss waterfall, then up to the stunning Malham Cove, navigate the waterfall, visit Malham tarn and then over to the infamous Gordale Scar with its natural limestone pavement. The views here are fantastic.




Druids Temple, Masham

The Druid’s Temple walk near Masham in North Yorkshire is a lovely short, easy walk through woodlands with stunning views, a 200 year old stone temple to explore and a lovely cafe for a treat at the end.




Ripon Rowel – 50 miles route 

A route around the ancient city of Ripon, visiting villages, historic sites, wooded valleys, rivers, lakes and streams. This route incorporates some of the above suggestions and passes right by Yurtshire Glamping Site and can be done in stages.




White Horse – Kilburn

The walk from Sutton Bank National Park Centre turf-cut hillside landmark, the Kilburn White Horse. It’s a 3-mile route along the dramatic escarpment edge for magnificent views, along woodland paths beneath the cliffs before climbing back up beside the horse itself. The finest view in England, said local author James Herriot

Walking Packages

Walking specific packages are available on request for individual parties or large walking groups.

  • Pre heated Hot tubs
  • BBQ and Breakfast packs on arrival so you don’t need to worry about food.
  • One night weekday stays for those just needing a restful night on a longer trek.
  • Massage in your  (subject to availability, additional fee will apply)