Secret Places to Walk to in Yorkshire

Secret Yorkshire Walks with Kids

Yorkshire Walks with Kids

Walking is one of our favourite family activities and growing up I loved the book The Secret Garden.  So when I saw this article, “Ten Secret Places You Can Only Find On Foot”, by the National Trust, I knew I had to give it a read.  I was happy to find that two of the walks on their list are ‘hidden’ waterfalls in Yorkshire.

The first walk is to a waterfall above Buckden, Upper Wharfedale, where you can actually stand behind the waterfall.  The second walk is to another waterfall, Janet’s Foss waterfall in Malham, Yorkshire Dales.  The area includes caves and trees which hide the waterfall from view. According to National Trust volunteer Jessica Swales, the autumn is a beautiful time to visit the falls.

For more information on the walks see the article on the National Trust website.  It makes me want to get out the boots, baby carriers and pack flasks of soup and cocoa for a picnic lunch!  (Or more likely cold sandwiches and stop for lattes but that sounds pretty great too!)

If anyone has walked to either one of these places with kids I’d love to hear about it.  Hopefully I’ll be able to give my own personal report before winter sets in this year!

About Erin at Yorkshiretots

I'm an American mum of two Yorkshire tots who love adventures! I run, a website for events, news & fun for families in West Yorkshire.

17 Responses to Secret Places to Walk to in Yorkshire

  1. Becs Ebrey says:

    They sound lovely. We were up there last year but had awful weather. Would like to go back again next year and do some more walking with the munchkin! Will have to have a closer look at the national trust stuff.

    • Erin says:

      Thanks Becks sorry, Becs! I’d love to know if you think it would be challenging with a baby front back – if you’re keen to try it again with a little one I’m guessing it wasn’t too tricky? I would love to give one a try soon but I afraid I’m not as brave as you! I’m a fair weather walker so we’ll need to wait for a sunny weekend (or at least no rain!)

  2. Colette says:

    What a lot of adventures to be had! Sounds fab 😀

    • Erin says:

      It does, doesn’t it Colette! There’s so much to do with kids in this area – it’s just finding the time!

  3. ooh must pop over border! we have one here at Sizergh too

  4. These sound fab! LO would probably love to go somewhere like this but might have to wait til the weathers not so grotty!

  5. Wowsers. Looks like there is a lot to discover and to do. I have made a promise to start taking the kids on little walks and rambles more often. I don’t like having them stuck in watching TV or doing homework all the time – it’s good to get out and about and explore!

    • Erin says:

      We used to get out for walks quite a bit but after my second was born nine months ago we haven’t done as much. I really want to get back to it but I guess like everything it’s a habit!

  6. Kate Hurn says:

    Yorkshire does have some picturesque walks. My sister’s boyfriend is from Yorkshire and they’ve gone on some wonderful adventures.

    Kate H (NW Bloggers)

  7. clearlybex says:

    My mum and dad have done the walk at Malham a couple of times now and thoroughly enjoy it x

  8. Susan says:

    I spent a few days in Yorkshire (near Scarborough) this month but mostly seaside walks – I must go back and visit the countryside.

    • Erin says:

      I haven’t had a chance to do seaside walks yet (we’re a ways from the coast) and the one time we visited Scarborough it was terrible weather – but still nice to drink milky coffee from at the pier!

  9. Amy says:

    I’m not from Yorkshire but these walks, especially the waterfall one sound right up my street.


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