Yorkshire Folk
Yorkshire's Pride


Yorkshire folk have been centre stage throughout history. They're Yorkshire's pride and joy bringing joy to millions and changing the course of history. Yorkshire has raised daring explorers, talented writers, great political leaders and wonderfully endearing entertainers. From many different walks of life, all have one thing in common - their names will go down in history.



James Herriot is one of those rare breed of outsiders adopted by the folks of Yorkshire as "one of their own". In his own way, he adopted Yorkshire as his home and there grew up an incredibly warm mutual respect. Thanks to the wonderful books he wrote about his life here, the world has come to know and love the rural scenes and ways of life of mid twentieth century Yorkshire.

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In the past, Yorkshire men and women have always travelled to far distant lands across the globe. Perhaps seeking a new life, perhaps transported for committing some minor misdemeanor. So it comes as no surprise to find their descendants all over the world want to learn about them. To find out how to trace your family's past in Yorkshire click here to visit the Yorkshire Ancestors page.



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Seaside places to visit...

Picture of Filey Brigg from The Crescent

Picture of brightly coloured beach huts at Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast. Click to see more...

Picture of the seafront at Bridlington on the Yorkshire Coast. Click to see more...

Picture of colourful boats moored in Whitby's harbour. Click the picture to see more...

Dales places to visit...

Picture of barges at Skipton

Picture of the Upper Falls at Aysgarth

Picture of the bridge and pub at Kettlewell

Walks to try?...

Picture of Tunnel End in the Colne Valley. Click for my description of a walk along the canal towpath.

Picture of Pen-y-Ghent taken from the village of Horton in Ribblesdale. A good place to start a walk. Click for more details.

Picture of the Leeds Liverpool Canal near The Fisherman's Pub. Click for my description of a walk from Saltaire to the Bingley Five Rise Locks