The Pickering Walking festival takes place between the 19th and 21st April 2013 but there is plenty in Yorkshire to see and do all year round.
With criss crossing paths and byways in The North York Moors National Park, there are plenty of long distance walks like the Cleveland Way, Lyke Wake Walk and the Wolds Way as well assorter routes for those who want something less challenging.
The county of Yorkshire covers nearly one eighth of England and is the only county to be home to two national parks; The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales but part of the Peak District can be found here too.
Rolling dales, forests, huge expanses of moorland and chalk upland help to form a diverse countryside with plenty of wildlife, flora and opportunity for outdoor activities like climbing and horse riding.
You will find many rural crafts along your routes including Brewing, bee keeping and glass blowing.
Yorkshire is home to a wide selection of historic buildings such as Ampleforth Abbey, Helmsley Castle, Castle Howard and Whitby Abbey.
Take a train journey to visit the bustling and vibrant market towns which offer local produce and crafts. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates steam trains along an 18 mile line between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, through the heart of the North York Moors National Park. They are also operating trains to Whitby on certain days of the year.
The Yorkshire coast has been a popular haunt for tourists for many centuries with places like Scarborough and Whitby featuring among the attractions.
Of course Whitby is renowned for it’s fish and chips as well as connections to Count Dracula and Captain Cook.