Father’s Day is upon us. It’s a perfect chance to get out and about in the great outdoors and spend some quality time with our fathers or the other way around, fathers with our children, and grandchildren for that matter.
Of course, we don’t need a special day to have a lovely day out with a cherished member of the family, but it’s always nice to do something more special on a special day and have a family treat.
There is so much in our beautiful county that can be done, no matter what our fathers enjoy doing.
Walking is the perfect activity for some good family time. A walk in the Yorkshire countryside is a day well spent. We have lots of ideas for walks of all lengths in the county on Walkshire.com.
You could also go that extra mile and do a themed walk that fits with a passion of our fathers. Below are some ideas to get you thinking.
Circular walk with a country pub
This is a great combination for a family outing: a walk in the fresh air with a treat in the middle or at the end, of a meal/drink in an idyllic country pub.
There are some great pubs in the Yorkshire countryside, many with picturesque settings by rivers, beside canals, nestled in green valleys or by the coast.
This is good chance to have a family get together as well as enjoying the outdoors.
Remember, today is all about our fathers. It’s their day and their day to do what they enjoy. Enjoy a walk with them whilst they enjoy doing what they love to do.
They might well enjoy bird watching. Given we’re blessed with so much nature and wildlife, you could go for a walk along cliff tops or riversides to help them enjoy their pastime sharing their finds with you.
RSPB Bempton Cliffs or Spurn Point are excellent choices in this regard. Both are wonderful places for sea birds and migrating birds.
Father’s Day also falls into the peregrine falcon season at Malham Cove. You’ll find a great walk there, with great scenery and a potential sighting of the fastest bird on earth soaring above.
Maybe your father likes fishing? Even if you don’t do this yourself, you can still join them on a walk to the riverside and enjoy a picnic, sharing time in their world for a day.
You could also combine a great walk with any other hobbies your father may have. From trains to cars (look out for car shows) and breweries, the list is endless.
A country village walk
If you don’t want to go too much into the wilderness, take a walk around one of our idyllic and historical towns and villages.
Why not take a trip to the coast and enjoy a pretty fishing village? Alternatively, venture into the dales and see where life is taken at such a different pace.
Wherever you go, you’ll find tea rooms, pubs and fish and chips on the coast a plenty to spoil him with.
Historic Buildings and gardens
Yorkshire is blessed with many historical buildings and gardens. If a day in a historic setting is your father’s thing, treat them to a day out at one of the many places to see and discover.
How about a day walking and exploring Castle Howard? Walking around York and going to the Minster? Whitby Abbey on the East Coast cliff tops? Studley Royal water garden? There are so many sites to choose from.
If they enjoy art and walking combined, why not spend time together at Yorkshire Sculpture Park?
Have a wonderful Father’s Day
These are only a few ideas and our site will give you hundreds of other ideas for walking inspiration this Father’s Day.
But most importantly, spoil them rotten and cherish every minute of the day wherever you go. Happy Father’s Day!