Experience 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 are to places of historical, cultural and environmental interest.  

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 walks linking to the Cleveland Way. In 2017-18 some walks are themed around the 'History Tree' book we're publishing. Most 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! 

Walks 2018 

Sat 14 April - a 'History Tree' walk starting 10.30 at Sinnington (postcode YO62 6RZ, parking at village green). 5.5 mile walk led by Albert Elliot, following the course of the River Seven, passing Appleton-le-Moors, and on to Cropton (birthplace of Captain William Scoresby, the 19th century seaman and explorer who invented the Crow's Nest). Please contact Albert (elliot142@btinternet.com) if you would like to join the walk. 
Sat 12 May - a 'History Tree' walk along part of the Cleveland Way to Boggle Hole. Meet at Ravenscar outside National Trust information centre (postcode YO13 0NE, roadside parking nearby). 5 mile walk with scenic views of coastline and passing former workings of the alum industry, so important in this area in the 17th-19th centuries. Return via Coast Railway path. Walk leader: Margaret Kirby (margaret.r.kirby@gmail.com).  
Sat 23 June - a 'History Tree' walk from Whitby led by local historian Jane Ellis. 11am start from Whitby railway station. 5 mile walk to Briggswath, returning by bus to Whitby, followed by lunch at the Victoria Farm Garden Centre, with panoramic views over Whitby. During the walk we visit the crash-site of the first aircraft to be shot down on English soil in World War II, in 1940, and pass Ewe Cote, home of renowned photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941). We also walk along the 12th century Featherbed Lane, "the narrowest King's Highway in England". Strong footwear with good grip essential. (Advance notice not necessary - just turn up.) 
All walks are guided and circular (unless otherwise stated). Please come dressed and equipped for the weather.  

Events 2018  Sat 5 May: Group visit for NYMA members to Shandy Hall, Coxwold, first built in 1430 and later the home of the Revd. Laurence Sterne (author of Tristram Shandy, one of the 18th century's most innovative novels). The house opened to the public in 1974, and we will be shown round by curators Patrick Wildgust and Chris Pearson, who between them maintain the house and garden. We shall have the opportunity to visit the pretty gardens too. The tour starts at 2.30 pm, and the cost is £5. This is another of our 'History Tree' events, with a chapter on Shandy Hall - written by Patrick and Chris - featuring in NYMA's forthcoming book 'The History Tree - Moments in the Lifetime of a Memorable Tree'.   Please email here for more details and to let us know you're coming.  

For other walks and events in and around the North York Moors, please click here...