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Experience Real Yorkshire

Welcome to Walk Yorkshire

The North York Moors form a compact yet immense cornerstone of the entire Yorkshire region. Confined within 553 sq. miles they embrace the largest unbroken expanse of heather moorland in the UK. This is an area where the past and present merge into one glorious feature. Key roads and tracks follow the landscape between the valleys and many are marked by the standing stones and crosses, many of them of great antiquity.

Surrounded by high moors and interlaced with cascading streams and waterfalls this is without doubt an area of outstanding beauty. Ancient woodland makes up for about 22 percent of the National Park creating a blanket like feature visible on many of the valley sides allowing for a unique landscape of distinctive character.

The National Park also boasts 36 miles of Heritage coastline stretching from Saltburn at the northern most tip of the National Park zigzagging south towards the seaside resort of Scarborough, this is Yorkshire’s coastline at its most raw and elemental. Intimidating cliffs tower over picturesque cottages, at 656 ft the impressive and daunting Boulby Cliffs just north of Staithes are the highest on England’s east coast.

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About Our Holidays

Walk Yorkshire self guided walking holidays have been carefully selected to discover the finest scenery and the most pleasant places within the North York Moors.

The breaks are structured so you go at your own pace, take detours to places of interest, and have a break when and where you wish. Our routes will provide plenty of opportunities to take refreshments and at the end of each day a relaxing place to spend the night.

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Walking Challenges

"Stay in one place" walking breaks

Self guided walking holidays with a single place of accomodation.

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Long distance trail walking holiday

Self guided long distance walks with multiple stop over destinations.

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Walking Days & Events

Private Guided Walks

Join Walk Yorkshire's founder Kev Borwell for an unforgettable tailor made guided walking experience.

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Open Group Guided Walking Days

Join us on a guided open walk on set days. All abilities are welcome.

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Dark Skies Festival

Encounter the magnificence of the dark skies on the North Yokr Moors

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Access for All - The Moors on Wheels

Walk Yorkshire are fully committed to engaging with all sections of the community allowing access to a range of high-quality trails and allowing those with limited mobility to get involved and have more control over their chosen lifestyle and realise the great outdoors can be shared by everyone.

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Walking For Wellbeing & Mental Health

Spending time in the countryside with likeminded people allows for its own sense of escapism, trapped within an experience that encourages reflection, thinking time and informal discussion. Engaging with the landscape allows for a special sense of freedom, meet new people, make new friends and become a part of the moment.

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Corporate Team Building days

An organised walking event encourages positive communication and motive to finish the trail together whilst discovering hidden strengths and talents of your colleagues. Become a stronger close knit community as the outdoor experience will facilitate team bonding and improve understanding.

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With outstanding panoramic views across areas of ancient woodland, star clustered dark skies, splendid primeval abbeys, and an abundance of wildlife makes for a breath-taking experience of seclusion and peacefulness.

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Gateway to the Moors – Helmsley

This self guided walking holiday is based in the perfect English market town of Helmsley. Situated at the beginning of the Cleveland Way and the Ebor Way, this North Yorkshire market town is steeped in history and has attractions to appeal to all, from a 900 year old castle ruins, 250 year old walled garden to charming tea rooms and inviting inns and much more.

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Eastern Moors – Heartbeat Country

This self guided walking holiday is set in a beautiful area known locally and internationally as “Heartbeat Country”, named after the Yorkshire TV series set in 1960’s rural North Yorkshire. Over an 18 year period the programme followed the local constabulary on their duties around the moors and local area, encountering many characters and rogues within the beautiful North York Moors. Filmed in and around the picturesque village of Goathland, which became known to millions as Aidensfield.   

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Yorkshire Heritage Coastal Walk

The Heritage Coastal walk takes us from Saltburn in the north and heads south to some of the most beautiful bays on the Yorkshire coastline. This is a coastline with dramatic views and with the highest point on the east coast of England at Boulby near to Staithes where the cliffs stand at an impressive 656ft (200m) high.

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Private Guided Walks

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We had an excellent weekend away with Walk Yorkshire. Kev is very knowledgable and made the whole experience feel very personal.

Mr & Mrs Harvey

We decided to try a new kind of weekend break and discovered Walk Yorkshire. The self guided "Gateway to the Moors" break was a perfect introduction for us and we'll be booking with Kev again very soon! 

Mr & Mrs Davies

Simply amazing! We booked a family gathering/walking holiday with Walk Yorkshire and every stop on the Cleveland Way trail was perfect! Cannot recommend Walk Yorkshire enough! 

The Atkinsons