North Yorkshire crowned best in UK for adventure holidays

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North Yorkshire tops the likes of Cumbria and the Scottish Highlands in a study of the UK’s best camping county.

The home of Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors came to the fore in a study by outdoor retailer Millets, titled Adventure IndexWhich aims to find the best places for an adventurous holiday in the UK.

The study looked at the number of outdoor activities including walking routes, mountain bike trails, and climbing routes, as well as natural features such as lakes and mountains, to create a total number of outdoor activities for each county.

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It also took into account the number of campsites in each county, of which North Yorkshire had the largest number of camps with 530.

The study also found that the county has a whopping 1,037 mountain bike trails, 884 walking/running trails, 247 horseback riding and 189 climbing trails.

In total, the study found that North Yorkshire had 2,909 outdoor activities.

View across flower-filled meadows in the Yorkshire Dales through a valley towards Mount Ingleborough.

Miletus wrote in their report: “The area with the greatest number of outdoor activities is North Yorkshire, the largest county in England.

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