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!
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. We stop half-way round for 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.)
Fri 20 July - Rosedale Railway and Hutton Ridge. A 7-mile linear walk led by Colin Speakman from the Lion Inn, Blakey Top, to coincide with the MoorsBus timetable. We join the trackbed of the Rosedale Railway for panoramic views into Rosedale, following it as far as Bank Top, then over Hutton Ridge to descend to Hutton-le-Hole, with time for afternoon tea – or to visit the remarkable Ryedale Folk Museum.
MoorsBus Times: Outward: York Station d. 09.15, Malton Station 10.15, Pickering 10.40, Kirkbymoorside 10.55, a. Lion Inn 11.17. Return: 17.12 from Hutton-le-Hole, Kirkbymoorside, 17.22, Pickering 17.37 Malton 17.57, a. York 18.40 . Connections available from Scarborough (128) and Redcar, Guisborough and Castleton (M1/3). Senior passes valid throughout. Full details: www.moorsbus.org.
All walks are guided and circular (unless otherwise stated). Please come dressed and equipped for the weather.