A new BBC series is start next Saturday 18th May, looking at some of the hidden gems within Yorkshire.

Paul Rose the explorer and presenter is highlighting The Yorkshire Dales in this short three part series.

Paul has done similar shows in the past about the Pennine Way, Lake District and the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

This three part series, Rose visits both some hidden gems, but also some of the most popular venues in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Dales attracts almost five million people each year and is the second largest National Park in England.

Its also home to about 23,000 people.

Paul Rose in Wensleydale. Photo: BBC
Paul Rose in Wensleydale. Photo: BBC

The first episode see Rose travel by train to Garsdale Head and community run bus to begin his visit of Wensleydale.

He visits the market town of Hawes, Aysgarth Falls and the medieval Bolton Castle, following the River Ure before finishing up in Leyburn at the eastern end of the dale.

He is then challenged by British racing cyclist Annie Simpson to the cycle up the Buttertubs Pass, which at its peak is 526m (1,726ft) tall. It was also part of the route for the Tour de France in 2014, which was the catalyst to the Tour de Yorkshire.

He then meets Tom Orde-Powlett at Bolton Castle whos home is an actual castle. Plus much more.

This all starts next Saturday on BBC Two at 7pm (Saturday 18th May).

Episodes two and three of The Yorkshire Dales will see Paul Rose explore Swaledale and Wharfedale.

It’s great that Yorkshire is being highlighted like this, its our base and we love living here. If the sun is shining check out these stunning waterfalls to visit while they are great to visit all year around, there is just something magically about visiting a waterfall when the sun is out.

There are plenty of reasons to visit Yorkshire, and we are hoping this TV show highlights some more of them.

Buttertubs Pass between Thwaite and Simonstone, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Buttertubs Pass between Thwaite and Simonstone, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England, UK

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