Experience the Moors  Join NYMA's friendly guided walks, visits to places of cultural and environmental interest, and other stimulating events about what matters in the Moors.  

Most walks are 4-7 miles long and include a picnic stop and opportunities to admire the view. 
Dogs are normally welcome, but please check with the walk leader. 
We're always keen to add more walks and events to our programme, so please get in touch if you have a special place you'd like to share! 

Walks 2024 

Sat 25 May: Around Loftus 
Meet at Loftus Leisure Centre, Deepdale Road, TS13 4RS for 10.30 start. This 4-mile walk takes in some of the woodland around Loftus, a town in transition. Some of the area’s history will be highlighted. Steep inclines and uneven ground along the way. Loftus is served by Arriva bus services X4 and 5. 
Leaders: John and Joan Roberts. For more information and to confirm attendance, please email joanyeoman24@btinternet.com, phone 01287 642322 or text 07903 404098. 
Sat 29 June: Commondale 
Meet at Birk Brow carpark, Guisborough, for 10.30 start (GR NZ 658 148, nearest postcode TS12 3LD, but it’s better to use What3Words: among.prayers.homecare). 
The route is mainly moorland paths and tracks, with Commondale at roughly halfway, where we’ll have lunch. The return route takes in the Shepherds’ Memorial which commemorates two friends who died after being wounded in the First World War. 
Distance: 8 miles, over moderate terrain. 
Leader: Kath Mair. Please let her know you’re coming on 07974 288056 or kathmair@icloud.com. 
Fri 12 July: Goathland's Historic Transport routes 
Meet at the bus-stop by St. Mary’s Church, Goathland, on arrival of the 11.33 Coastliner bus from Whitby (GR 828 007, W3W alien.fits.recur). Roadside parking available nearby on the Egton road. 
Goathland was formerly an important central point for transportation and this 4.5 mile walk takes in old tracks which converged on the village, including the route of the 1836 horse-drawn Whitby and Pickering Railway and an old smugglers' path across the moor to the archaeological site of Simon Howe, a fine viewpoint on a clear day. From the moor top we take an old lime road back to Goathland – in the past, both routes carefully avoided the turnpike tolls! 
Leader: Jane Ellis (no need to let her know you’re coming – just turn up). This is a joint walk with the Whitby Naturalists’ Club. 
The walks are principally for NYMA members, but non-members are welcome too - space permitting! 
Please come dressed and equipped for the weather. It's worth wearing gaiters or at least tucking your trousers into your socks to deter ticks - and mud!  

Events 2024   Sat May 11: Yorkshire Heritage Summit The Yorkshire Society’s Heritage Summit is taking plae at Hull Minster over the weekend of 11/12 May, so do come along and meet us if you’re in the area - we'll have a stand there on the Saturday. There are lots of other organisations taking part, with exhibitions, a Farmer’s Market, and guided tours (some are on Sunday May 12th). Details and tickets at https://theyorkshiresociety.org/event/2024-yorkshire-heritage-summit/  Sun 19 May: Hanging Stones We can take up to 10 NYMA members on this special tour of the Hanging Stones Trail, where landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy has installed stunning sculptures in ruined buildings in Northdale. The walk is 6 miles through hilly and occasionally tough terrain, with an expected duration of 5-6 hours, including spending time at each building. The cost of joining the walk is £10, which goes to the Ross Foundation. Payment must be made in advance. We expect this to be a popular walk! Meet 11.50 in the carpark of the Milburn Arms Hotel, Rosedale Abbey, YO18 8RA, W3W: saddens.before.cookies Leader: Ray Clarke. Please email Ray on raymondclarke124@btinternet.com or text him on 07774 760590 to book.  Dalby Dry Stone Wall Maze In June we’re arranging a visit for NYMA members to the Maze, which we’ve supported with one of our Conservation Awards – it’s currently under construction and not yet fully open to the public. We’ll circulate dates and other info when we have them by email, but if you’re not on email and you’d like to be kept informed, please phone Janet on 07570 112010. More details of the Maze at https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalbymaze   

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