Walks, Visits & Events Keen to know more about the Moors? NYMA runs guided walks, themed events and visits to interesting places. The walks are led by people keen to share their favourite places, and some have a theme such as botany or geology. The visits focus on historical and cultural locations or environmental management.
Sometimes we set the challenge of doing a long distance route - but in stages. So in 2015 members completed 48 miles through the Tabular Hills (from Helmsley to Scarborough) in several circular walks, and in 2016 they did part of the Cleveland Way. Most of the walks are 5-7 miles long. Note that we don't always allow dogs - please check with the walk leader.
As places are limited, do please confirm with them if you're coming!
We're always keen to add more walks to our programme, so please get in touch if you have a special place you'd like to share.
We also run guided visits and events to places of historical, cultural or ecological interest. Most of these take place in the North York Moors, but sometimes they're to places relevant to the Moors. We do hope you'll join us!
Mon 16 October: Rievaulx and Old Byland. Meet 10.30 at Rievaulx Abbey carpark (YO62 5LB) for 5-mile walk along part of the Cleveland Way to Old Byland, returning via historic Bow Bridge.
Sun 29 October - Mulgrave Woods. Meet 10.30 at Sandsend carpark (bottom of Lythe bank, YO21 3TD) for short circular walk through Mulgrave Woods including a visit to the Norman remains of the second Mulgrave Castle. Legend has it that the first castle on this site was founded by the 6th century ruler Wada! Please ring walk leaders Colin & Heather Mather on 01287 669104 if you plan to come.
Sat 25 November – Whorlton Moor. Meet 10.00 at Sheepwash carpark (on left of Swainby to Osmotherley road, just north of Cod Beck reservoir, GR SE 468 994, nearest postcode DL6 3AL) for 6.5 mile circular walk taking in Swainby Shooting House. Route is moorland and stoned tracks with one gradual ascent at start followed by mainly level terrain. Please let walk leader Kath Mair know if you'd like to come on 07974 288056.
All these are guided walks, and are circular unless otherwise stated. Click here to request more details - and to let us know you're coming!
Please come dressed and equipped to suit the weather conditions. There's a limit of 20 people per walk (for insurance reasons), so please let us know if you plan to attend. (NB. The walks are mainly for NYMA members, but others are welcome too!)