White Rose Way
Distance -104 miles (167 km)
Start - SE 296 338- Leeds, West Yorkshire
Finish TA 040 880- Scarborough, North Yorkshire
The White Rose Way runs from the foot of the Black Prince Statue in Leeds City Square to finish at the harbour-side Tourist Information Centre in the South Bay, Scarborough., passing through some of the most stunning countryside that Yorkshire has to offer. The long distance trail was created in 2011 by local author and fell-walker Paul Brown.
The route links existing trails with little used footpaths, passing through Leeds to enter parkland and into the grounds of Harewood House, one of Yorkshire's finest stately homes. It continues along the Wharfe Valley, using sections of The Dales Way link and the Ebor Way to the market town of Wetherby and the plains of the Vale of York via Boston Spa and Tadcaster, before continuing along an old Roman road into suburbs of the city of York. The walk passes through Fulford and Kexby and up the River Derwent into historic Stamford Bridge. The Derwent Valley is followed on to Malton and picturesque Thornton le Dale.
It continues through the North York Moors National Park through Wykeham and beautiful Dalby Forest to the hamlet of Harwood Dale, The walk then runs to Cloughton before following the Cleveland Way for the final few miles in to the seaside resort of Scarborough.