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Self-Guided Holidays are the way forward for 2021


We the human race have relied on walking as a means of travel since primeval times so why not follow in the footsteps of your ancestral cousins and walk along medieval drover’s roads, evidence ancient supply routes, walk on the oldest roman road in England, explore historical and ancient artefacts and places of intrigue, folklore and legend.  

From a year of uncertainty, loss of control, and a world plunged into pandemic chaos, there is one sure way to relieve the pressure, unwind, and allow that magic feeling of normality to return. The answer, hit the trails, engage with the environment and engulf yourself in that almost forgotten sensation we once knew as the feel good factor.

A self-guided walking break hands back control for the duration of your stay and once again your destiny is back in your own hands.

The term self-guided is to a degree somewhat flawed, as you savour the choices you have made and marvel at the adventure ahead, and make this a truly memorable occasion, rest assured no stone is left unturned or detail overlooked long before your journey starts, because that is what we do.

Whether you decide to stay in one place or move on each day we have given you everything you need. From when that bungle of information arrived at your home, you knew the planning was all done, where to walk, where to eat and the satisfaction of knowing we are there 24/7 should you require our help and support.

The beauty of a self-guided walking holiday means you get the choice to travel with who you like, you may be on your own, with family or good friends which is what makes self-guided walking so attractive, you create your own bubble on the trails.

Self-guided walking breaks offer maximum flexibility, you simply decide when you want to start and finish. You can start any day of the week, 365 days of the year, (you would need to contact us regarding arrangements over the Christmas and Easter period).

You start to walk when you want, stop when you want, go early, go late, you have control, it’s your time to enjoy. Fitness levels become more irrelevant as you take a break when it suits you, no guide sticking to planned stops or third party influences, just you and your companions doing your own thing.

Your accommodation is handpicked by us, our Staying at one place breaks are based in specially selected country house hotels offering a high standard of accommodation and impeccable service. But a key ingredient for us at Walk Yorkshire is knowing they will always go that extra mile to make you feel at home. If you’re on the move we have a selection of hotels, farmhouses, guesthouses and B&B’s on or near the trail, with your luggage delivered long before you arrive at your next destination. 

All of our trails are designed to impact the past as well as the present. Take time to engage with the moment, go back in time and experience that primal feeling, how would it have looked, smell the existing flora and listen to the tree’s as they chatter relentlessly in the wind, be at peace with your surroundings as there is much more to a walking holiday than just walking.

Close your eyes and drift back in time, what would your forefathers have given to experience that delicious food excellently prepared on your arrival, luggage waiting for you in your room allowing you to relax and reminisce the day’s events in peace in the hot tub, and the cosiness of a snug bed to make your day complete.

Wherever possible spend some time with the locals, we know first-hand how hospitable and friendly they are, all with a tale to tell and moments to share. We know because we live here too.

Walk Yorkshire offer self –guided walking holidays across the North York Moors National Park, visit our site and browse our themed self-guided walking holidays and take a step back in time.  


Gateway to the Moors – Helmsley

This 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 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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