Top 5 scenic routes in Yorkshire for a touring holiday

A road winding through the countryside

Yorkshire has been pitching itself lately as a great caravan destination, with much attention going to Route YC, which hopes to rival Scotland’s NC500.

The county is not just about its coastline, however, and the team at Ropers have put together a list of their top five routes in Yorkshire.

Read on to explore what Yorkshire has to offer.

The Complete Yorkshire Dales Tour

Begin your adventure in the historic market town of Skipton, before taking in the beauty of the rest of the Yorkshire Dales.

Over 130 miles, you’ll travel through undulating hills and see stunning sights, such as Grassington and Aysgarth Falls, with villages like Hawes and Settle presenting charming places to stop for lunch.

When it comes to pitching up, Riverside Caravan Park in High Bentham near Ingleton has all the amenities you need.

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Whitby to Middlesbrough along the Heritage Coast

The 65-mile trip from Whitby to Middlesbrough captures the beauty of Yorkshire’s coast, taking in cliff views, sandy beaches and the ruins of historic abbeys.

Fuel up for your journey with fish and chips in Whitby. After all, that and the haunting Whitby Abbey that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula are what the town is known for.

On your way to Middlesbrough, you’ll pass through quaint coastal villages like Robin Hood’s Bay and Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Middlewood Farm Holiday Park in Fylingthorpe is a good site to start your route from.

Information on the drive can be found here

North York Moors National Park

Start your journey in the market town of Helmsley, with its beautiful castle, walled garden and outdoor swimming pool, before travelling through moorland landscapes and forested areas.

The North York Moors are world famous for the heather that grows there, making them a spectacular natural phenomenon to experience.

Other highlights will include the historic Rievaulx Abbey and the picturesque railway town of Pickering.

York House Caravan Park at Balk near Thirsk is a convenient stop.

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Peaks and Valleys from Sheffield to Holmfirth

Take in the culture of Sheffield, including the Millennium Gallery and Winter Garden, before winding your way through the meandering countryside.

There are a number of charming pubs in this part of Yorkshire that are ideal for lunch, but remember never to drink and drive.

You’ll know when you reach the picture perfect town of Holmfirth, as it’s nestled into a valley as if it’s always been there. From here you can embark on some popular walking trails.

Stay at Green Moorlands Park on Penistone Road in Sheffield at the beginning of your trip.

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Coastal Cruise from Scarborough to Saltburn

Caravan holidays and the seaside are a match made in heaven. The Scarborough to Saltburn itinerary is the quintessential coastal drive.

Stretching just under 50 miles, this route shows off the beautiful coastline, cliff-face views and peaceful beaches, so don’t forget your bucket and spade.

Stroll along Saltburn’s Victorian Pier to enjoy the fresh sea breeze and seemingly step back in time to a simpler age.

Pitch up at Flower of May Holiday Park at Lebberston near Scarborough.

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