Strensall Common Nature Reserve
Wheldrake Ings Nature Reserve
North York Moors National Park
If you really want to get a taste of nature, head further north to the Yorkshire Moors where you’ll find a variety of different walks, varying in distance and difficulty. The landscapes are diverse as well – in Newton-under-Roseberry, you can climb Roseberry Topping, Cleveland’s most famous hill, and explore the surrounding Newton Woods. Out towards the coastline, you have a spectacular walk from Robin Hood’s Bay to Boggle Hole, where you can walk along the beach and look for fossils when the tide is out. There’s also Sutton Bank, which offers panoramic views across the Kilburn Woods. You’ll walk down the old thieves’ highway, once a getaway for highway robbers and see the White Horse, a large figure cut into the side of the hill.