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Walking For Wellbeing & Mental Health

Walk Yorkshire operates a totally inclusive approach to both physical and mental health. Research concludes that the two combine to create a truly engaging experience.

At Walk Yorkshire we strongly believe that connecting with nature and absorbing the influence the great outdoors has to offers will help to heal both body and mind.

The North York Moors is a walker’s delight, a constantly changing scene, beautiful with dramatic views.

Taking that all important first step

Don’t allow the demons to win, taking that first step into the natural world can increase mood swings by up to seven hours, and once you commit to regular exercise it can be a more effective remedy than taking medication.

At Walk Yorkshire we aim to encourage individuals, families or groups to join us in the countryside, become enthused, but most of all improve your mental health whilst encapsulating the beauty of the Yorkshire landscape with like-minded people.

All Walk Yorkshire guides are qualified Mountain leaders and Mental Health First Aid trained.

Why walking is good for our mental wellbeing?

It is not just by coincidence that walking offers a whole range of benefits when it comes to your mental wellbeing.

Extensive research in this field concludes that a good walk improves self-esteem and self-perception. It can improve mood and sleep quality, and can minimise stress. Physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed, and staying active helps those who are depressed recover. In the UK depression and anxiety are the most frequently diagnosed mental health problems.

In the elderly, staying active can improve cognitive function, memory and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.



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.


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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We had an excellent weekend away with Walk Yorkshire. Kev is very knowledgable and makes the whole experience even more personal!

Mr & Mrs Harvey

We decided to try a new kind of weekend break and discovered Walk Yorkshire. The "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