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5 Activities to Try During Your Long Weekend Break in Yorkshire

Planning a long weekend break in Yorkshire and wondering how to make the most of your time? Look no further. Yorkshire, known for its stunning scenery, historic towns and rich cultural heritage, offers a wealth of activities to suit a variety of interests.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff or a foodie, there’s something for everyone. In this article, we'll explore 5 exciting activities to try during your long weekend break at Yellowrush Lodge.

1. Hiking

Hiking is known to have positive effects on mental health and well-being. Spending time in nature and being surrounded by natural beauty can:

  • reduce stress levels

  • alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • boost overall mood.

The combination of physical activity, fresh air, and the peacefulness of nature promotes relaxation, rejuvenation, and a sense of mental clarity.

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, Yorkshire boasts an array of stunning hiking trails that will leave you in awe. We recommend the following trails that are a stone’s throw from Yellowrush Lodge:

  • Selby Canal & Thorpe Willoughby loop from Selby: A hiking tour with accessible paths that will take you about 4 hours to complete. One of its main hiking highlights is Selby Abbey.

  • Loop from Pocklington Rugby Club: This trail is only 13.5km long and will allow you to discover St Margaret’s Church, Millington.

Or go further and venture into the picturesque Yorkshire Dales or North York Moors National Park.

Experience the rugged beauty of the countryside as you traverse through rolling hills and charming villages.

2. Sightseeing

Yorkshire is home to many captivating places of interest that showcase its rich history and architectural wonders.

Explore the city of York and immerse yourself in its mediaeval charm. Visit the magnificent York Minster, stroll along the historic city walls, and wander through the cobbled streets of Shambles.

Don't forget to stop by Castle Howard, a grand stately home with beautiful gardens that will transport you back in time. If you're a fan of the Brontë sisters, a visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth is a must.

3. Golf

Spending time outdoors in the green surroundings of a golf course can have a calming effect on the mind. In addition, golf is a great form of exercise that provides both cardiovascular benefits and opportunities for strength and flexibility training.

Make new friends, network and connect with others who share a common interest during your long weekend break in Yorkshire. Golf provides opportunities for social interaction and building relationships.

During your stay at Yellowrush Lodge, you can visit The Oaks Golf Club. This magnificent course offers a golfing experience like no other. And it’s only 8 minutes away!

4. Fishing

Our beautiful lodge is set on idyllic grounds, with a tranquil fishing lake right at your doorstep. Imagine the joy of casting your line and sharing the thrill of fishing with your loved ones by your side.

Fishing offers a wonderful opportunity to:

  • connect with nature

  • bond with your friends

  • create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

You can enjoy this timeless pastime whenever you want, without the need for long trips or complicated logistics.

All you need to do is bring your fishing equipment.

5. Theatre Evening

Attending the theatre offers a chance to escape from everyday life and be entertained. It provides a break from routine. It also offers a form of leisure and enjoyment that’s different from other forms of entertainment.

Expand your knowledge and appreciation of the arts by visiting the theatres Yorkshire has to offer. Live theatre has the power to evoke strong emotions and provoke deep thought. It can transport you into different worlds, challenge your perspectives, and ignite your imagination.

We recommend a visit to the Hull Truck Theatre. Don’t miss out on experiencing talented actors perform live on stage.

Additional tips for planning a long weekend break in Yorkshire

  • Book accommodation in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure your preferred options.

  • Research and create an itinerary based on your interests and the activities mentioned in this article.

  • Check the weather forecast and pack appropriate clothing and gear for outdoor activities.

  • Explore local transportation options to make the most of your time and visit multiple locations.

  • Engage with the locals and ask for recommendations to discover hidden gems and authentic experiences.


A long weekend break in Yorkshire offers an incredible opportunity to unwind and explore this captivating region with family and friends. Plan your long weekend break in Yorkshire today and create unforgettable memories during your stay at Yellowrush. Contact us today!!

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