Goathland – Centenary Way – Simon Howe circular walk
This is a pleasant gentle 8 miles (12.8km) circular route with about 5 hours walking time. Meet at 9.30am for a 10am start.
We meet at the Inn on the Moor Hotel car park (we will try and arrange for morning tea and coffee) before setting off along the Centenary Way, a fitting tribute to the 12 men from Goathland who lost their lives in the First World War. The route then continues along the old railway line to Moorgates and the main Goathland road. From here we head off across the open moor with fantastic views across Fylingdale and Wheeldale Moor. The next objective is Simon Howe, howe is the Anglo-Saxon and Norse word meaning mound but usually refers to a grave mound, dating back to the late Bronze Age. We leave Simon Howe and head back towards Goathland crossing the open moor via Two Howes and the Tarn.
What you will need
In order for you to enjoy and take full advantage of the events on offer it is imperative that you look after yourself and turn up with the appropriate kit. We highly recommend suitable walking shoes/boots, proper outdoor clothing for the time of year and a reasonable level of walking fitness. Unfortunately young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Safety and the Weather
As the group leader, I am responsible for your safety and will be more attentive to your needs throughout, and may show more caution than individuals might when walking on their own.
II undertake continuous risk assessment, and may take the decision to change or modify walking plans at short notice. This most commonly occurs in bad weather conditions. I do lead walks in all weather, so long as it is safe to do so.