This is Y Magazine 2020

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Fairy Nice


Showing Off

A sprinkling of fairy dust in a picturesque 100 acre wood, Northwood Trail is the first woodland fairy sanctuary in England. Eco-aware and uniquely designed to appeal to adults and children, the 1.5km trail winds through picturesque paths, passing enchanting fairy houses, a willow walled maze and elven thrones. Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, White Scar Cave is the longest show cave in Britain. Stretching 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) long, 80 minute guided tours take visitors on a magical one mile journey to witness cascading waterfalls, the Devil’s Tongue, the Battlefield Cavern and many more natural wonders.


Clockwise from left: The Peak District was the first National Park in Britain. York Minster’s incredible Great East Window has been lovingly restored. The Minerva is ideal for a unique drinking experience. Find all the fairy houses on the Northwood Trail. The Humber Bridge spans the Humber Estuary between Hessle in East Yorkshire and Barton upon Humber in North Lincolnshire.


The Humber Bridge is the longest bridge in the world that can be crossed on foot or by cycle. Construction started in 1972 and when completed it consisted of enough wire to wrap around the moon more than six times (nobody’s tried this yet!). Officially opened for business in 1981 it was declared the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge and held the record for 16 years. Measuring 2,200 metres (1.4 miles) long, it’s an impressive feat of engineering.


Touch of Glass

Measuring in at the size of a tennis court, York Minster’s Great East Window is the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the country. The 600-year-old window has recently been lovingly restored. Over a decade of meticulous work behind 16 miles of scaffolding, saw experts go to great ‘panes’ to dedicate 180,000 hours to remove and return 311 glass panels.


Standing Tall

Let’s ‘rock’ face it, if you want to reach dizzy heights, ROKT is where it’s at. Standing at 36m tall, ROKTFACE in Brighouse is higher than the Tower of London and is the UK’s tallest outdoor man-made climbing wall. Get roped in for some sheer excitement!


Snug as a Bug

Bijou, cosy and steeped in maritime history, the smallest pub room in Britain nestles in the 1829 established The Minerva. This 3-seater snug, located in an iconic building overlooking Hull Marina is an ideal place for a unique drinking experience. Of course, there are larger rooms available too if more than a trio of you are fancying a tipple. Cheers!