The following map describes the geographical territories recognised by YIFA as representing the legitimate boundaries of Yorkshire, including Ridings and Wapentaks.

The four major compass-point extremities of Yorkshire are as follow:

  • Most westerly point: White Moss North, West Riding. (Lat. 53.951148 – Long. -2.646067)
  • Most northerly point: Cetry Bank Cross, North Riding. (Lat 54.663680 – Long -2.244278)
  • Most easterly point: Spurn Point, East Riding. (Lat. 53.603100 – Long. 0.14706016)
  • Most southerly point: Holt’s Syke (Grange Farm), West Riding. (Lat. 53.301731 – Long. 1.2538670)

Yorkshire is further west than Manchester, further east than London, as far south as Wales and further north than parts of mainland Scotland. It is only around seven miles from the Irish Sea (within clear sight of Morecambe Bay) and is also nearer to Denmark than any other part of northern Britain. It is around 100 miles from north to south and around 120 miles from east to west, at its most distant opposing points.

The highest points in each of the Ridings are as follow:

  • The North Riding (and Yorkshire): Mickle Fell (2,585 ft)
  • The West Riding: Whernside (2,415 ft)
  • The East Riding: Garrowby Hill (808 ft)
Last modified: 27/02/2020