The great yorkshire road trip

The West Riding Section is 271 miles long.

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.

Leeds is Yorkshire’s commercial and financial centre and its largest town. South of this lies Sheffield, the steel town, built on seven hills and spilling over into DerbyshireDoncaster, another industrial town, lies to the north-east of Sheffield. The West Riding has some of the loveliest parts of the Yorkshire Dales, which are an integral part of the Yorkshire 600. In the north-west of the Riding it scales the Pennines, including the three peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, and Great Whernside. The West Riding stretches out to Sedbergh, fifteen miles from the Irish Sea. Craven is a distinctive area of limestone hills. It is popular among cavers. The Bowland Forest is a high moorland plateau from which becks flow both east and west is a stunning place to visit and included in the Yorkshire 600