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Yorkshire's most magnificent landscapes

By Helen Pentith  //  Thu 10th August 2017
Stanage Edge Hathersage Near Escrick Park Yorkshire

Here at Escrick Park, we believe that the landscape of rural Yorkshire is so beautiful that you’ll never want to leave. While the pastoral landscapes surrounding our Hollicarrs timber lodge holiday homes are certainly picturesque, those who venture further afield will be able to explore the diverse and dramatic beauty of wider Yorkshire. Here, we’ve revealed five of rural Yorkshire’s most stunning landscapes, just a short drive from Escrick Park. Why not pack yourself a picnic lunch, pile into the family car and go exploring?

Malham Cove, Malhamdale, the Yorkshire Dales

1 hour 43 minutes from Escrick Park

While it may be quite a drive away from Escrick Park Estate, few people will regret spending an hour and three quarters in the car if Malham Cove is the destination. A sheer wall of limestone cliff looms imperiously over a small, natural cove, fed by the clear waters of a bubbling brook. A steep path wends its way alongside the cliff, and intrepid visitors who reach the top will be greeted with the magnificent limestone pavement – formed by glacial movements millennia ago. Malham Cove is a route well-trodden by hikers attempting the Pennine Way, and if you’re especially lucky, you might even spot the cliff’s resident peregrine falcons on your visit, too.

Boggle Hole, Fylingthorpe, North York Moors

1 hour 29 minutes from Escrick Park

If craggy peaks and bracken-strewn meadows aren’t really your thing, then rural Yorkshire still has something to offer. Yorkshire’s Eastern coast is home to sprawling, sandy beaches, choppy waters and rocky outcrops ready to provide any would-be seadogs with their saltwater fix in an instant. Boggle Hole is a former smuggler’s cove and now a dramatic spot on the Yorkshire coastline, boasting views of the surrounding cliffs, flat sands and of course the unbroken vista of the sea stretching out before you.

Stanage Edge, Hathersage, the Peak District

1 hour 23 minutes from Escrick Park

Stanage Edge is a natural gritstone formation peeking through the heather of the stunning Peak District. As well as providing a visually stunning juxtaposition with the surrounding landscape, Stanage Edge is a haven for extreme sports enthusiasts. Rock climbers will be in their element here, while thermals and updrafts offer paragliders a different view of the Peak District entirely. If you prefer your feet on terra firma, however, Stanage Edge is a wonderful location for a leisurely hike, too.

Roseberry Topping, Newton Under Roseberry, North York Moors

1 hour 20 minutes from Escrick Park

There are larger hills than the North York Moors’ Roseberry Topping, but few are as dramatic. The steeply-sloped hill juts from the otherwise flat landscape like a jagged tooth, attracting hikers and climbers from miles around. The ascent to the top is a relatively short and untaxing one, although the views from the summit seem worthy of far greater effort. Roseberry Topping looks out over the rural splendour of the North York Moors and provides views of the coast as well as the industrial landscape of Teesside. Few vantage points offer quite such varied and spectacular views.

Three Hagges Jubilee Wood, Escrick, York

2 minutes from Escrick Park

There’s no need to pile into the family car and drive away from Escrick Park to enjoy the beautiful sights of the natural world, however. Just two minutes from the Hollicarrs holiday homes here at Escrick Park you’ll find Three Hagges Wood – a woodland creation project dedicated to providing a habitat for the region’s plants and animals. Here, the stunning flora and fauna of rural Yorkshire will be on display all year round, and a short trek from the door of your holiday home will bring you face to face with the beauty and intrigue of the natural world.

Our Hollicarrs holiday homes provide you with the perfect vantage point to explore rural Yorkshire, so why not make an enquiry and see how you can spend your holidays here every year from now on?

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