The Yorkshire Dales? Many in Middle Europe do not associate much with it, but for English people the Yorkshire Dales are probably as well known as the Black Forest in my area. That’s where I live, but since I like northern landscapes I set out to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
The Yorkshire Dales are a National Park since 1954. With an area corresponding to 10% of Saxony, the park should be quickly to explored. However, there are so many interesting places, that my 10 day tour was not overdone.
The Yorkshire Dales are thinly populated. Arriving from the north, a lonelsome highland moor is crossed for many miles. I was surprised to see that such a landscape can still be found in England.
My travel starts in the north east, leading in a big bend to the south, then with another bend to the north west. Since the area is fairly small, many places can be visited by car in a short time.