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Yorkshire's Top 5 Picnic Spots revealed in new study - do you agree?

A survey by our friends Hampers by Dellie about Yorkshire's picnic spots was recently published - see the article below. But what do you think? Complete the survey at the bottom of the article to let them know your Favourite picnic spot in Yorkshire and you could be in with a chance of winning a fabulous Yorkshire Hamper.


Top 5 Picnic Spots in Yorkshire - what the initial survey said...


A new survey has pinpointed the five most stunning locations to enjoy a picnic in Yorkshire this summer. They include much loved overlooks at Aysgarth Falls, The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Brimham Rocks and Studley Royal Water Garden.

A viewpoint in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park also made the list, the only one to feature that was outside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.


The list was created on the back of a survey, conducted by York based gift company, Hampers By Dellie. In celebration of National Picnic Month and the recent Yorkshire Day celebrations, they carried out analysis of the region’s most jaw dropping locations to enjoy a picnic.


Using a combination of Tripadvisor data and resident interviews, they were then able to identify the five most stunning picnic viewpoints in the region. These include:


1. The Large Two Forms overlook at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield

2. Thornton Force Waterfalls View at The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Yorkshire Dales

3. Surprise View at the Studley Royal Water Garden, near Ripon

4. Lover’s Leap at Brimham Rocks, near Harrogate

5. Grass Overlooking the Upper Falls, Aysgarth Falls, Yorkshire Dales


Enjoy a time traveller's picnic at Studley Royal



The Surprise View at Studley Royal Water Garden, near Ripon, (pictured above) was one of the locations to be recognised. This can be reached by following the signs for High Ride and clambering up a hill from the Water Garden.


Bec Evans, Visitor Experience Manager at the park, said: “It’s a spot which really shows the place as a complete landscape,” she said.

“The view features the sweep of the River Skell as it makes its way into Studley Royal and the amazing sight of the abbey ruins in the distance.


“Even in the colder months, I’ll pop up here with a hot drink and think about how the view hasn’t much changed since the 18th century. It’s like a time travellers’ picnic!”


A spectacular lunchtime overlook at Brimham Rocks



The incredible viewpoint from Lover’s Leap provides an opportunity for picnickers to gaze in wonder across the beautiful landscape at Brimham Rocks, near Harrogate.


“It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty and you can see for miles around you from this vantage point,” said Jenni Shepherd, Senior Marketing Officer at the park."


“I just love to sit on the smooth rocks there and take in the amazing view across Nidderdale."


Stunning waterfall views at Singleton and Aysgarth



The view of Ingleton Waterfall Trail’s most famous waterfall, Thornton Force, also made the top 5 list. Here, you can take a well-deserved rest around the edges of the plunge basin and simply enjoy the majestic view of the water.


The Yorkshire Dales based trail, is loved for its spectacular waterfalls and woodland scenery. This can be enjoyed via a four-and-a-half-mile circular walk, which starts and ends in the idyllic village of Ingleton.


“Thornton Force is the biggest waterfall on the trail and has the most space,” said a member of the ticket office.


“It’s about a third of the way around the trail, which is an hour’s walk in - but it’s well worth the wait.”




The fourth and final Dales picnic hotspots on the list was the lovely stretch of grass, overlooking the epic upper falls of Aysgarth.


Aysgarth Falls is another top Dales attraction, famous for its stunning waterfall views. This walker’s paradise can easily be accessed by the whole family, via a well signposted tranquil route.


The upper falls viewpoint is just a five-minute stroll from the main visitor car park at the Aysgarth Visitor Centre. It not only provides a breath-taking view but also the soothing background sound of falling water, as you tuck into your sandwiches.


One of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Rangers said: “During the summer months, you may even want to cool down by dipping your feet into the water. But we wouldn’t advise doing the same in winter!”


An inspirational lunchtime landscape at Yorkshire Sculpture Park



The hill overlooking the Large Two Forms sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park was the final picnic spot to make the list.


The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, offers a rick tapestry of outdoor art. This is set against a stunning countryside backdrop. There are 100 sculptures and installations to discover, within 500 acres of park.


Helen Jones, Visitor Experience Manager at YSP said: “Just like the Henry Moore sculptures that will surround you,” she said. “Here you can be inspired by a truly Yorkshire landscape complete with rolling hills, shady trees and grazing sheep.


This area of YSP is perfectly located just off the main carpark and next to the YSP Visitor Centre so you don’t need to carry your blanket far ice creams and fresh coffee are only moments away.”


Let us know your favourite Yorkshire Picnic Spot and you could win a Yorkshire Hamper...


Want to have your own say on what is Yorkshire's most scenic picnic area? Click here to tell us what your favourite picnic spot is and you'll be in with a chance of winning a Yorkshire's Lazy Sunday Treats Hamper, courtesy of Hampers By Dellie. This is packed full of delicious food and drink sourced exclusively from Yorkshire's finest suppliers.


The draw will be made on Monday 5th September!


Hamper Giveaway Competition - Terms & Conditions


1. This Promotion is only open to legal residents of United Kingdom aged 18 or over, excluding employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone else professionally connected with this Promotion.

2. Promotion Period: Enter between 7 am 10th August 2022 and 3pm on Sunday 4th September 2022.

3. Participants must complete a short survey on their favourite picnic spot in order to be entered into the draw.

4. Maximum one entry per person, via the method highlighted in section 3 throughout the Promotion Period.

5. All entries must be received by the end of the Promotion Period to be valid and no liability is accepted for illegible, incomplete or late survey entries.

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