Try local, buy local

Here in Yorkshire we have some of the best food and drink around, and fantastic local arts and craft producers.

Explore Yorkshire's food trails and enjoy our fantastic local food. You'll be sure of a tasty Yorkshire experience. And don't forget to take something home to treat your friends and family.  You won't be far from award winning farm shops, specialist food shops, farmers' markets or Country Markets.

Or make a visit to Yorkshire's many individual shops and shows which specialise in local handmade crafts. Take a look at Made in Yorkshire for some ideas. For a vast range of fair trade goodies, check out The Fair Traders Cooperative in Holmfirth.

Kick back, relax and leave the car at home

MoorsBus smallGetting to Yorkshire by public transport couldn't be easier and regular services link many of the area's most popular destinations.  High speed trains from London or Edinburgh get you to the heart of Yorkshire in less than two hours.

Check out general travel information here and the Moorsbus and Yorkshire Dales websites for onward travel options if you're heading to the Moors or Dales.

Or give it a break, even for a day

Yorkshire has so many places to visit without even thinking about using a car.  Explore what's on your doorstep, enjoy a walk or cycle in the fresh air or a blast from the past on Yorkshire's heritage railways. Take a trip to a Tourist Information Centre for some great ideas on what to do. 

Keeping the Three Peaks beautiful

Friends of The Three Peaks smallAround 250,000 visitors explore the Three Peaks area in the Yorkshire Dales every year, putting heavy demands on its footpaths and wildlife habitats. The Friends of the Three Peaks are individuals and organisations who want to protect and enhance this special area. Anyone wanting to become a 'Friend' can join for a small fee. You'll receive regular newsletters, invitations to Friends walks and have the opportunity to get involved in looking after the Three Peaks paths. Download more information about the project here or find out more or share your Three Peaks news, stories and photos on the facebook page.

Welcome to Yorkshire is proud to be a Friend of the Three Peaks.

Support Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. They fly seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motorways, but also rural and isolated locations.

To keep providing this lifesaving service, the charity needs to raise £7,200 every day to keep both of Yorkshire's Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. You can visit them here.

Chill out - switch off

Switch off lights and turn down the heating when you leave your room.  Close the window when the heating is on in your room and turn off standby buttons.

Be water wise

Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, follow any towel policies or other water saving initiatives that are in place where you're staying.

Follow the Countryside Code

Help us look after the landscape and wildlife by avoiding damage and disturbance; use footpaths and cycle ways responsibly and take your litter away.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Avoid over packaged goods or say no to that extra carrier bag; if you've brought your own, even better.  Try and recycle any waste you have. Ask your accommodation provider what facilities they have for this, lots will have recycling bins.

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Support Green Businesses

There are many businesses across the region working to reduce their carbon footprint through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Look for the leaf when booking your holiday.

And most importantly have a great time when you're here!  Thanks for your support.