AUTUMN is a perfect time to have a walk in and around the grounds of our beautiful hall in Riddlesden.

In fact, why not go further afield and have a walk at some of our other properties or estates across Yorkshire?

Close to home we have the Walking For Health events every Tuesday, which are gentle walks for people who don’t walk a lot or their GP has suggested they start walking.

We have a different route each week, on flat ground such as along the canal bank. Just meet by the Airedale Barn any Tuesday at 2pm for a walk lasting about 90 minutes.

The National Trust recently revealed that people sleep an average of 47 minutes longer after a walk by the coast.

Coastal walking is said to boost feelings of calm and happiness and provides walkers with a sense of escape

The research was carried out as part of the National Trust’s Great British Walk campaign, run in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor, to look at how walking on the coast really impacts on our wellbeing and to encourage people to explore our UK coastline.

The National Trust cares for 775 miles of coastline around the UK and has many well-kept paths on the East Yorkshire coast.

Zoe Frank, ranger for the National Trust on the Yorkshire Coast, recommends taking a walk from Old Saltburn to Warsett Hill.

She said: “This is a great circular walk but with some steps and gradients, so it really gets your muscles working and heart pumping.

Although it starts and finishes on an often busy seafront, you’ll soon find peace and space on the cliff tops.

Autumn walks can be pretty wild and windy on the coast. Look out to sea and you might spot Gannets or Terns, possibly even Manx or Sooty Shearwaters further offshore.”

Zoe added: “For me, a walk on the coast is different to any other part of the country – the salty tang in the air, the sounds of waves crashing and gulls calling, the wide horizons.

Away from the coast, there are plenty of inland walks on offer.

A walk for all seasons, the Railway Walk at Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge leads you along the remains of the railway bridge that used to span the valley.

You could take take a path that leads to Nostell Priory and Parkland’s original 18th century entrance on the Obelisk Walk through canopies of autumn colour.

You can discover views, wildlife and a bit of peace and quiet on the Ancient Trees Walk at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Follow in the footsteps of monks with a walk from Brimham Rocks to Fountains Abbey, seeing rowan tree berries and blackberries.

Take an exhilarating climb to the top of Pule Hill on Marsden Moor. You’ll be rewarded with breath-taking views over the Wessenden Valley, with the contrast of big skies and open moorland.

Have a scenic stroll to Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales. Walk over the board walk in the National Nature Reserve, follow part of the Pennine Way and through limestone pastures.