Experience the Moors ... NYMA runs guided walks and visits. 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. In 2015 members completed 48 miles through the Tabular Hills (from Helmsley to Scarborough) in circular walks, and in 2016 we did several walks linking to the Cleveland Way. In 2017-18 many of our walks have been themed around the 'History Tree' book we've published.
Most walks are 5-7 miles long. (If you want to bring a dog please check with the walk leader.)
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!
Fri 20 July - Rosedale Railway and Hutton Ridge. A 7-mile linear walk with author, poet, rambler and environmental activist Colin Speakman from the Lion Inn, Blakey Top. The timings coincide with the MoorsBus timetable. Start along 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 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.
Sat 11 Aug: "Sheepwash Circular" - 6.5 mile walk including a climb up the moor, along tracks to Swainby Shooting Lodge, then back to the road. Glorious views - especially if the heather is out! Meet 10am at Sheepwash Carpark (nearest postcode is DL6 3AL, which brings you to the south end of Cod Beck Reservoir on the Osmotherley-Swainby road - the carpark is at the north end, grid ref. SE 468994). Led by Kath Mair - please let her know if you're coming on email@example.com or 07974 288056.
Sat 1 Sept: Swainby & Cleveland Way - 5.5 mile walk from Swainby to Heathwaite, through Faceby Planation to Whorl Hill, then returning via Whorlton Csatle. Refreshments at the Rusty Bike Cafe in Swainby. Meet at 10 am by the parking bays outside the public toilets in Swainby. Walk led by Beryl Turner - please let her know if you're coming on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All walks are guided and circular (unless otherwise stated). Please come dressed and equipped for the weather.