Even a grey day can yield some amazing photos © NTPL/Joe Cornish

Even a grey day can yield some amazing photos

Winter photography tips

If you're interested in photography though, it's worth making the most of winter while it's here. The lighting and weather conditions can make for some great photo opportunities. We asked landscape photographer Joe Cornish for his top winter photography tips.

Look out for tracks left in frost or snow © National Trust

Look out for tracks left in frost or snow

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

 Winter's the best time to do some of the 50 things before you're 11 ¾. Two of our wintery favourites:

  • Wrap up warm, pack a flask of hot chocolate and head to the Yorkshire Dales where the skies are nice and dark for some star gazing (number 27)
  • Head for the parkland at Beningbrough to track wild animals (number 34) - here's a guide to their winter wildlife

Get outdoors

If you like life in the great outdoors, you'll love some of the great things you can do with us in the open air. Whether you're a runner, a cyclist, a walker or you just like escaping for a while, find a special place to enjoy it in Yorkshire.

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Festive breaks

Looking to escape for a short break over the Christmas period? We got some fabulous holiday cottages to choose from across the county, whether it's a quick getaway you're wanting or chance for the whole family to holiday together. Stay in the grounds of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal or find a countryside retreat in the Yorkshire Dales.