The Yorkshire 600 is a circular tourist route by road around Yorkshire’s boundary, being England’s largest county, it is over 600 miles long, which was established along with its three Ridings more than 1,100 years ago, dating back to 875AD. The route includes 3 national parks, (North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales, and Peak District) and four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the North Pennines in Teesdale, Nidderdale, the Howardian Hills and the Forest of Bowland. All include stunning scenery, magnificent landscapes, and river valleys, where roads can be winding with significant assents and descents from hill to dale. The Yorkshire 600 also includes the stunning Yorkshire Coast, with its fishing heritage, beautiful coves, glorious beaches and river estuaries which has been popular for decades with holidaymakers and day trippers. The route also includes some of Yorkshire’s historic and cultural towns and cities.
The Yorkshire 600 offers a unique experience of perhaps the greatest County in the world, enabling you to take in why Yorkshire folk are passionate about their County, their ale, and their food, which can be enjoyed at numerous places along the route. Yorkshire folk often refer to their county as ‘God’s County’, because of its outstanding beauty.
Yorkshire has lots of fantastic places to visit, whether they are in the National Parks or the AONBs or not. Yorkshire has the largest number of visitors annually in the UK, apart from London. The size and diverse nature of the County and its three Ridings offer extraordinary things to see and do for all, within its border that measure over 600 miles in length. The border regions offer huge contrasts throughout the 600 miles. The West Riding border includes beautiful mountain peaks, moors and dales, historic cities, mill towns and pretty market towns, to marsh land on the banks of the River Humber, which are at sea level. The North Riding border includes beautiful river valleys, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK with stunning sea cliffs, coves and beaches, fabulous moorland and popular seaside holiday resorts. The East Riding border includes popular seaside resorts, lovely beaches, stunning market towns and a fabulous historic city’s old town, as well as forming part of both the eastern and western hemispheres of the world.