Explore the Yorkshire coast with Route YC

Couple with a dog in a camper

The US has Route 66, Scotland has the NC500 and now Yorkshire has Route YC – six itineraries designed to help you make the most of the county’s coastline that are perfect for exploring in a caravan or motorhome.

Each itinerary is based around a different location – Bridlington, Filey, Hornsea, Scarborough, Whitby and Withernsea – with the organisers suggesting visitors plan stays of three, five or seven days.

While the project is in its infancy, it would be good to see it expanded to show how the individual areas are linked. After all, the beauty of touring is being able to explore multiple locations on a single trip.

The official website states: “Your Route YC experience will take you from Yorkshire’s very own Lands’ End in the south through to smuggler coves and quaint fishing villages in the north, with abbeys, water sports, and seafood delights in abundance along the way.”

It suggests taking in the Georgian buildings and priory in Bridlington, learning to surf near Filey, and following the Pottery Trail in Hornsea.

Meanwhile, you can indulge in fresh shellfish in Scarborough, hike to Falling Foss waterfall near Whitby, and hunt for fossils at Tunstall Beach in Withernsea.

Creating a bespoke trip around your passion, whether that be food, history or wildlife, would be fairly straightforward, but at present, such routes haven’t been outlined on the website.

An interactive app is in the pipeline, which should help caravan and motorhome owners plan trips in the future.

Tori Gower, manager of Scarborough Surf School, said: “It’s fabulous to be part of Route YC. It’s a brilliant opportunity to show off everything the Yorkshire coast has to offer.”

Those who take on Route YC are encouraged to share their experiences with the hashtag #EnjoyTheRide across social media.