From its border with the East Riding at Boothferry Bridge, near Goole, travelling southwards to Throne, Bawtry and Sheffield. The Yorkshire 600 then turns westwards into the Pennines, through part of the Peak District National Park, across Saddleworth Moor, through to Halifax. It continues through Hebdon Bridge, Haworth and Skipton, before passing through the Forest of Bowland, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It then enters the Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing Ribblehead Viaduct, before heading to Sedbergh before it meets the North Riding’s at Garsdale Head. Truly a magnificent drive.
The West Riding is the largest and most populated of Yorkshire‘s three ridings, with a huge contrast in scenery. It consists of large urban areas in the south and stunning countryside in the north, with many picturesque villages, providing the ordinary Briton’s understanding of Yorkshire and also land adjacent to the River Ouse where it meets the Humber that is around sea level.
South of York, it is separated from the East Riding by the River Ouse. North of York it is separated from the North Riding by the Rivers Ouse and Ure. as far as Grewelthorpe, then a meander through the Yorkshire Dales to the Westmorland border.