We are delighted to say that Society member, Nicky Busby, has kindly offered to conduct a series of guided walks for those wanting to discover hidden jewels of Yorkshire.

It goes without saying that here in Yorkshire we are blessed with some of the most beautiful and interesting countryside and coastline. The Yorkshire Society is keen to promote it and encourage people to get out into it, but we all have our favourite parts of God’s own County and we often simply go back to familiar territory when it comes to walking and hiking.

So, we asked Society member Nicky Busby about the places often overlooked or undiscovered, knowing that she makes a point of not overlooking any part of Yorkshire!

We are very pleased to say Nicky not only suggested some jewels in Yorkshire’s crown but has agreed to lead a series of guided walks for our members to discover them.

You can find details of Nicky’s first walk, on October 20th, here: at Washburn Valley.



I have always had a passion for the outdoors but took up hiking seriously around 8 years ago.  I have completed several long distance walks solo including The Dales Way (Ilkley to Windermere), The Six Dales Trail (Otley to Middleham) and the Leeds Country Way (a 62 mile circular walk).

I often take groups of friends out on social hikes so that they too can enjoy the beauty of our fabulous county.

In 2014 I was selected to become the Face of Ordnance Survey as part of their ‘Explore More’ marketing campaign. I believe I was chosen as my love of the outdoors stood out on my application. My image was used as a promotional point of sale tool to increase the sale of Ordnance Survey maps in outdoor shops throughout the UK.

I volunteer for the Duke of Edinburgh Award and assist young people with the expedition element of the award. This includes route planning and supervision during their expedition weekends.

I have an Outdoor Incident Management First Aid qualification and a Lowland Leader Award through Mountain Training.

You can find me on twitter here: @yorkshireimages

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