Helmsley - Gateway to the Moors
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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.
This charming Yorkshire market town is the perfect setting to kick start your walking holiday. Helmsley is the gateway to the western side of the national park with its stunning dales and moorland walks. The past and the present merge as you leave the town to explore the moors. Key roads and tracks follow ridges between the valleys and are often marked by standing stones and crosses, many of great antiquity. Most walks in the area are easy to moderate and range from 6 to 11 miles, however they can be shortened for those with smaller children or you just don’t wish to walk that distance.
This holiday is normally available on a 3-4 night basis with a varied and diverse walking itinerary, it is available all year round and you can book to start on any day you wish. This is Yorkshire at its most raw and elemental, but this spectacular isolation is the perfect cure for the hectic lifestyle we lead today and the perfect place to rest after a good day of walks and walking. Prices are based on two people sharing en-suite accommodation, staying on a bed & breakfast basis. This walking holiday includes all transport to and from the trail for each days walking.
- Helmsley Castle
- Helmsley Walled Garden
- Rievaulx Abbey
- The White Horse
- Traditional Yorkshire shops, café’s, tearooms and pubs.
One of the reasons our customers choose Walk Yorkshire walking holidays is for our choice of authentic and high quality accommodation across the region.
Walk Yorkshire Holidays prides itself on the quality and authenticity of the accommodation, and all our venues are chosen by Kevin, the Walk Yorkshire founder, all the hotels, guest houses and B&B’s selected ouze Yorkshire hospitality and are all situated in idyllic country villages and in this instance in the market town of Helmsley.
Largely independent and privately owned, we enjoy a close and strong working relationship with all of our country hotels. All our venues are personal and friendly with outstanding hospitality, serving delicious local food including traditional dishes with real ales or maybe a selection of wines to enjoy with dinner after an exhilarating days walking.
Every hotel is uniquely designed and all our bedrooms have en-suite private bathrooms with modern facilities.
A short walk from the historic castle and the very popular Helmsley Walled Garden your hosts provide a relaxing and traditional setting. So come the end of an energetic day on the moor discard those boots and enjoy the moment.
Once we have confirmed this holiday is available we will contact you with further details regarding your accommodation and a suggested itinerary.
Gateway to the Moors is a 3 or 4 night walking holiday, and is offered all year round and you may start your break on any day of the week pending availability.
All prices quoted are based on 2 people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis.
- 3 night stay £320 per person
- 4 night stay £395 per person
Children: there is no charge for a child under 5 years of age in their own travel cot or sharing their parent’s bed; aged under 16 there is a nightly charge of £25 to include breakfast.
There is a group discount of 10% for groups of 4 or more adults.
*For singles or groups of more than 10 wanting to book with us, please contact us via the online form here.
- Your en-suite accommodation with breakfast
- Help and on-going support before and during your walking holiday.
- A walking itinerary (self-guided) covering places of historic significance or areas of outstanding natural beauty.
- Transport to and from a walking location if needed.
- The relevant Explorer Ordnance Survey map provided
- Trail guide cards
- A detailed itinerary with recommended lunch breaks at select pubs, tearooms or cafes.
- Local folklore, myths and things of historic relevance