The Crosses Walk
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It is by no coincidence that the North York Moors National Park contains what is probably the largest collection of standing stones in England. The ancient stone crosses and boundary markers are a common feature across the national park, some marked the way for travellers, some bear a religious significance, some are boundary markers and some well we still aren’t really sure. This self guided walk can be a 45 or 58 mile circular trail round the moors taking in either 7 or 14 of the more famous moorland crosses, both walks start and finish in the picturesque village of Goathland, known to millions as Aidensfield after the popular TV series Heartbeat. Apart from visiting some of the most iconic crosses on the moors you also pass some of the more popular traditional pubs, serving good food and real ale, the New Inn at Cropton also boasts its very own micro-brewery.
Prices are based on two people sharing en-suite accommodation, staying on a bed & breakfast basis. This walking holiday includes all luggage transfers, accommodation & transport to and from the trail for each days walking.
Visit ancient Crosses and Stones
Mallyan Spout Waterfall
Lion Inn, the highest pub on the North York Moors
Superb views across open moorland and forest trails.
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. So come the end of an energetic day and you are craving comfort after a long walk over the moor, discard those boots and enjoy the moment with traditional local dishes, flavoursome food, fine ales all set in a cosy atmosphere. At this hotel we know that you will be well looked after, the rooms are lovingly unique, individual and bursting with charm. The hotel is located within the village of Goathland where you are well placed to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding moors and depending on the time of year the purple clad carpet of heather.
Once we have confirmed this holiday is available we will contact you with further details regarding your accommodation and a suggested itinerary.
The Crosses Walk is offered as a 3 or 4 night self guided walking break, and is available all year round 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
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
Seasonal nature guide book or cards for identifying the abundance of wild flowers, trees and wildlife
Emergency backup and support if needed
On completion of your walk we will take you to York railway station if travelling by train. If you came by car that will be secure in the hotel carpark.
The following travel information may come in useful when planning your trip.
By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Leeds-Bradford, Manchester and Durham Tees Valley.
By Rail – Travel to York, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel and return you to the station on completion of your walking break
From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station to York on a regular basis.
By Bus - Various bus services run to Goathland if that’s your preferred choice of travel.