5 great countryside picnics spots in Yorkshire

M72GR8 Picnic on a summer at Rievaulx Abbey the first Cistercian monastery in the north of England,

The perfect picnic spot - Rievaulx Abbey is a calm, green space - Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

If you love big views and green spaces head to the hills for some fresh air feasting fun. We've also added some walk suggestions from our archive to help you make a day of it.

Grassington
Between Grassington and Conistone head to Grass Wood, an ancient woodland carpeted with wild flowers. www.ydmt.org/grassington-meadows-wharfedale

6 great walks near Grassington

Rievaulx Abbey
The calming grounds of Rievaulx Abbey near Helmsley are alovely spot for a picnic. There's a walking route from Helmsley which is a good way to work up an appetite. english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/rievaulx-abbey

North York Moors walk - Rievaulx Abbey and Hambleton Hills
 

Yorke’s Folly
For a big view, Yorke’s Folly overlooks the village of Bewerley, and sits on the Nidderdale Way. It was commissioned by the Yorke family to look like the ruin of an east window or church crossing. Locally known as ‘Two Stoops’. nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/yorkes-folly 

6 great walks near Pateley Bridge
 

Guisborough Forest
Explore Guisborough Forest via the disused railway path and walk along the Cleveland Way to Highcliffe Nab and beyond to visit Hanging Stone. forestryengland.uk/guisborough-forest 

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Brimham Rocks
The amazing collection of natural rock formations set amongst the dramatic moorland at Brimham Rocks make this a brilliant place for a picnic in summer. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks

Yorkshire walk - Glasshouses and Brimham Rocks
 

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