My favourite Yorkshire view? How could I possibly choose just one? This is a remark I must have heard dozens of times since first asking readers to help us find the county’s greatest vista a few months ago. They have a fair point – how, exactly, do you choose?
What with the moors, Dales, and coastline, plus all the stunning architecture and amazing geological features, we are certainly spoilt for choice in the Broad Acres. A colleague asked for my own favourite and I must confess that I struggled to give him a straight answer.
Perhaps Roseberry Topping, because it was a big part of my childhood, or one of the Dales crisscrossed by drystone walls – either Swale or Wharfe – or possibly Malham Cove, or York Minster, for their awe-inspiring grandeur. In the end, I shrugged my shoulders. How could I possibly choose just one?
Fortunately, hundreds of you did manage to be a bit more decisive and we received more than 1,000 votes.
In September’s Dalesman, we count down the top fifty views, as voted for by you, alongside some stunning pictures and your opinions on what makes these vistas so special.
We’ve also asked some of the county’s best-known names for their favourites. I do hope you enjoy our visual tour of the county’s most scenic spots.
You can also now buy Dalesman for your tablet or mobile phone. To download the free Dalesman app for Apple or Android, search “Dalesman” in the App Store or Google Play.
Click here for more details.
My favourite view in the world
Bill Bryson kicks off this special issue with his personal choice
Yorkshire’s fifty finest views
Our countdown of the finest Yorkshire vistas
Walking in the shadows of monks
Andrew Gallon meets the team who have restored a garden retreat in Guisborough
A grand day out
Harry Gration goes on lifeboat duty in Scarborough, witnessing a fly-past of the last remaining Vulcan bomber
Ashley jackson at 75
Looking back at the career of a Yorkshire great as he celebrates a landmark birthday
You can expect a good reception
Sebastian Oake finds that things ain’t what they used to be at the Youth Hostel Association