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Guided Walking in Britain and Ireland

North York Moors      Whitby


The North York Moors, located in North-Eastern England, are a large tract of heather moors interrupted by valleys of rural calm. Eastward they extend to the coast where we walk through small fishing villages including Robin Hood’s Bay. Among the moors lie small stone cottages and the beautiful monastic ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. Superb walking trails are over former railway lines and packhorse trails where ancient stone crosses mark the routes used by travelers for centuries. Our base is at Whitby, an interesting fishing port with a ruined abbey and a Captain Cook museum.

2020 Dates: Classic Walking Holidays start Fridays from May through October.
Walkers stay at the same hotel for seven nights. Days start and end with a short bus ride so the walks are in the most spectacular parts of the island.  Three different guided walks are offered each day. You choose according to your fitness and ability.

High Season prices start at  840 GBP per person based on double occupancy (approximately $1430 Cdn). 
Non-member associate fee 10 GBP per person.
Single rooms with no single supplement are offered but with limited availability.

Includes:
Seven nights first class accommodation with private bath
Three meals a day
Guided walking programme with a choice of three walks daily
Transportation in conjunction with the walk

Walking:  A choice of three guided walks is offered each day.

  •    Easier walks          4.5 – 7.5 miles.         up to 725 ft of ascent over a day.
  •     Medium  walks       8 -   9.5 miles          up to 1.125 ft of ascent over a day.                   
  •     Harder walks         9.5 -13.5 miles         up to 1,450 ft of ascent over a day
When you are not walking:  The bustling sea-front town of Whitby is within an easy walk. Within a one hour drive you will find Castle Howard made famous from the TV series Brideshead Revisited and also in the region one finds the setting for the TV series Heartbeat.
 
Accommodation:

LARPOOL HALL is an elegant Georgian mansion built in 1796 and commanding a splendid view over the Esk Valley and to the sea at Whitby. The imposing grandeur of the building is complemented by its excellent modern facilities.  The historic harbour town of Whitby with its narrow streets and ruined abbey is about 1.5 miles away. Non-smoking rooms have private bathroom, TV, wifi, hairdryer.

All meals are included with a hot or cold breakfast buffet, a generous self-select
picnic lunch and a hearty three-course evening meal. There is always a vegetarian option...  
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