Yorkshire covers an area of huge variety, it has a dramatic coastline, bleak moors, rolling hills and dales. It is popular with tourists for its natural beauty (three national parks - Dales, Moors & Peak District) Heritage - two UNESCO World Heritage sites, stately homes, literary connections, film and TV locations.
The ceremonial county of Yorkshire is these days made up of four 'administrative counties' -
North Yorkshire which is the largest and includes the Dales and Moors National Parks, for convenience we have split this into two area
The Dales - including the Dales National Park and surrounding areas around Harrogate, Richmond and Skipton.
York, Moors and Coast - includes the City of York area, the North Yorks Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.
South Yorkshire - covering Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and includes part of the Peak District National Park
East Yorkshire - embraces the City of Hull (Kingston upon Hull), the Yorkshire Wolds and East Yorkshire Coast (from the Humber to Flambourough Head)
West Yorkshire - The county of West Yorkshire includes the industrial area of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Bradford is a World Heritage City of Film and Saltaire is also a World Heritage site, the area also includes Haworth renown as Bronte Country.
Official Tourist Websites
Visit Yorkshire www.yorkshire.com
Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Routes from Visit Yorkshire
Welcome to Yorkshire from Visit Yorkshire
A video introduction to the Yorkshire countryside from www.visitthirsk.org.uk
World Heritage Sites
Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey - UNESCO World Heritage Site -
The Yorkshire Dales National Park - www.yorkshiredales.org.uk
The North Yorkshire Moors National Park - www.northyormoors.org.uk
Nidderdale AONB - Yorkshire Dales - www.aonb.org.uk
The Howardian Hills AONB - North Yorkshire Moors - www.aonb.org.uk
North Pennines AONB also a European and Global Geopark - www.aonb.org.uk
Wildlife Trust & Nature
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - www.ywt.org.uk
There are a wide variety of outdoor activities available in Yorkshire - we are currently not listing activity providers however below are some general contacts and the walking / cycling pages also carry some useful links
Clapham Adventure - Ingleborough - Yorkshire Dales - offer caving and walking/tramper trips suitable for all abilities
The White Rose Pothole Club - www.white-rose.org.uk
For Accessible Taxis in Yorkshire - a listing of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire providers is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/yorkshire-taxis
For Accessible Restaurants / Pubs with food in Yorkshire - a listing is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/yorkshire-pubs
The Accessible Countryside also website provides listings of disabled accessible accommodation for the North East region which includes Yorkshire and can be found atwww.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/northeast-accommodation
International Airports in the region
Leeds-Bradford - www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk - for information and help for those travelling with a disability or a special need via the airport click here there is a 'Changing Places' facility located within the departure lounge