Our favourite places to visit in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Day takes place on August 1st every year and it’s the perfect opportunity for us to shout about our favourite places to visit and why we enjoy working in the best county in the UK!


Jessica McDonnell – PR and Communications Officer

Favourite place: Langsett Reservoir

Langsett Reservoir is a picturesque scenic walk, perfect for dogs and families. It is lovely being surrounded by wildlife and the forest and it’s a great place to escape to if you’re looking for some peace and quiet.




Helen Callear – Director of Fundraising (North and East)

Favourite Place: Runswick Bay

One of my favourite places is Runswick Bay because it is so stunning, on a gorgeous day it’s hard to beat for your seaside fix. It is a bit of a long and steep walk down the hill, but it’s so worth it!



Owen McTeggart – Chief Pilot

Favourite Place: My favourite place is York

My favourite place is York and itt’s cathedral, city walls, museums and parks. It is also great for shopping and has lots of fantastic pubs, cafes and restaurants.



Dr Chris Srinivasan – YAA Consultant

Favourite Place: Kiplingcotes in East Yorkshire

My favourite past time is cycling near Kiplingcotes in East Yorkshire, with the rolling hills, livestock in the fields and the sun on my back.




Clare Deacon – North Yorkshire Community Fundraiser

Favourite Place: Barden and Bolton Abbey

Barden and Bolton Abbey are not just my favourite places in Yorkshire, but perhaps the world. I’ve had many special family times at these places – picnics, skimming stones, paddling and just being together.





Kevin Hutchinson – East Yorkshire Community Fundraiser

Favourite Place: Ryedale

One of my favourite places is Ryedale in the heart of North Yorkshire. It’s an area I grew up in and have lots of happy memories.



Neale Jacobs – Director of Operations

Favourite Place: The Piece Hall in Halifax

The Piece Hall in Halifax is a real gem, with some great independent shops and places to eat.