Some examples of great Yorkshire Walks
We will pick you up from your hotel, or accommodation and take you to our starting point. The walks will either be circular, or the car will meet us at the end and take us for refreshments and stories of a walk well made.
From Muker up to Keld following the River Swale.
This a beautiful walk in the northern part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It starts with river meadows and a gentle climb along the side of the dale, passing the remains of an industrial past, the lead mining, and wandering past waterfalls to the promise of tea and toast in Keld.
This can be a circular walk of some six miles, or the three miles up to Keld.
Walks around Malham
Malham is one of those delightful dales villages that sits in the midst of a dramatic and awe inspiring limestone landscape.
There are a whole range of circular walks from Malham, some are gentle strolls of two or three miles, others are five to six miles.
Some of the key features are the dramatic nature of Malham Cove itself, Janet’s Foss a waterfall and gentle pool, Gardale Scar, the limestone pavements above the Cove, ancient marks in the landscape with hints of the romans. There are tea shops, cafes and pubs in Malham to cater for all your refreshment needs.
Yorkshire has an extraordinary coast line and coastal history. There are walks from Robin Hood’s Bay along the coastal paths that will lead to the ‘town the never was’, Ravenscar, or round to Whitby and tales of St Hilda, Storm Jameson, Dracula and you have to try the Fish and Chips.
There are fossils along here, this is Yorkshire’s Jurassic Coast, and if you are blessed you might find an anomite, or some of Whiby’s famous jet. Whitby jet was much favoured by the Victorians as it makes striking jewellery.
There are the great sea cliffs at Flamborough Head and the wonderful nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs. Filey’s golden beaches with their hint of Edwardian Pierrots and the deck chairs on the sands will entice you to an ice cream at the very least.
For the adventurous there is the enigma of Spurn Head. A spit of sand that stretches out into the Humber Estuary. Over the centuries it has moved allowing the sea to claim the port that use to be here. It is a strange place and the question might well be: Is this where Yorkshrie ends, or where Yorkshire begins?
One final example might well be a walk to discover the…
Yorkshire’s ruined abbeys
There are the ruins of so many religious houses and abbeys here in Yorkshire. They are often in the most beautiful locations, close to water in a valley. They have been painted by the likes of J.W.M. Turner and they hold a special place in our hearts.
The walk from the village of Helmsey to Rievaux Abbey is one of my favourites.
You walk along the Cleveland Way through the woods and down into the valley before following the River Rye up the ruins. They are hauntingly beautiful. For the more adventurous, there is then a climb up through the forest to the terrace above the abbey where there are the Ionic and Tuscan Temples, built to decorate the estate owned by the Dunscombe family. Today they are owned by the National Trust.
The walk returns to Helmsey for tea in one of its many wonderful tea rooms.
If you would like to put your boots on and plan a gentle adventure then give me a call and we can find the right route and landscape for you.
The prices do depend on numbers and the routes chosen. For details of prices and availability please call Johnnie on 07749 108105, or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.