Yorkshire’s Reet Grand
Have you heard of the Promised Land?
The county of Yorkshire it is reet grand
Some towns that do get seen the most
Are Whitby and Scarborough on the North Sea coast
Then smaller places are well liked
Filey Brig and Staithes are really nice
Saltburn’s the beach if you want to surf
My favourite is Marske, for all it’s worth.
A few miles inland and you will see
North Yorkshire Moors and their beauty
From well-worn trods across heather scenes
To stepping stones across crystal streams
There is Goathland where they filmed Heartbeat
With the verges close cropped by the sheep
Amongst ironstone settlements what I like most
Are village pubs and Sunday roasts.
Swaledale’s a place of enchantment still
With old lead mines and smelting mills
Perhaps the best view of them all
Is Swinner Gill from Crackpot Hall
Keld is a popular overnight stay
On the Coast to Coast or Pennine Way
For weary legs just take a bath
Before arrival at Wain Wath
In upper Wharfedale let me tell
Lies the village of Kettlewell
The Calendar girls of the W.I.
Kilnsey Crag and Conistone Pie
Burnsall Bridge, the views akin
To the lid of a premier biscuit tin.
If it’s climbing fells you like
There’s Simon’s seat and Buckden Pike
If you like birds of prey, then you will love
The Peregrines at Malham Cove
Don’t be shy, get out your car
Climb the waterfall at Gordale Scar
Visit the enchanted beauty of Janet’s Foss
The magnificence of Batty Moss
With twenty four arches overhead
The viaduct that is Ribblehead
Yes Yorkshire dales and moors and coast
Are the places that I visit most.