Unusual things to do in Yorkshire

travelwyse By travelwyse, 29th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Yorkshire has much to offer any tourist. While it offers the usual shopping haunts and great nightlife, it's availability of unusual activities is what sets this region apart.

Weird and Unusual Activites

Yorkshire is a wonderful part of Britain. Its vast green fields are unrivalled; a far cry from the bustling city centres. These huge green spaces mean Yorkshire can offer a lot of activities –some rather weird and unusual activities at that! Here are just some of the unique experiences you could be having.

Take To The Air

One type of activity that Yorkshire excels at offering is airsports. While you can do the usual parachuting and paragliding, why not try some of the more unknown sports? Paramotoring is like paragliding but with a huge fan behind you! You’ll be able to see plenty of the Dales as a tank of fuel lasts for up to two hours. If this is a little too scary (I don’t blame you), then there are safer but just as exhilarating options such as hot air balloon and helicopter rides – also great ways to see the land from up high.

Llama Trekking

If you aren’t a fan of heights and prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, try Llamma trekking. Yes you read that right. You can’t on ride them, but you’ll be too busy petting their wonderful fur and learning all about them to care. What you can do however is walk them around the picturesque landscape. After all of that walking, search the Harrogate restaurants for something to eat to replenish your energy for the following activities we’ve covered!


Another World Activity Centre in Halifax offers a lot such as skiing and snowboarding. Zorbing may not be familiar to most, but those who have tried it swear by it. It can best be described as a huge hamster ball in which you are strapped into which you are then pushed down a hill. It might not sound pleasant, but you can be sure it’s an experience! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in a washing machine…

Quad Biking

While over at Camp Hill, you can Zorb in water. Having a go at the zip wire is also popular. 35ft high, you slide 350ft to the bottom – on the other side of the lake. For a bigger adrenaline rush, there’s no other alternative than quad biking. With tracks through the woods, your driving skills will be tested as you come up against different terrain.


Yorkshire also offers the largest caving area in the UK. Fantastic passages unground have formed slowly over thousands of years as limestone is affected by its environment. If you don’t fancy getting your hands and knees dirty, you’re best starting with show caves. This allows you to view the caves in all their glory without getting dirty. With streams, waterfalls and stalactites; you won’t fail to be impressed.

Whatever you decide to do, make the most of Yorkshire’s natural scenery. For something a little more relaxing, why not visit a spa town?


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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
29th Jun 2012 (#)

Great share. Thanks.

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author avatar Retired
2nd Jul 2012 (#)

Great article and the photos are great also.

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author avatar travelwyse
3rd Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks very much!

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