Experience the Moors ...  NYMA runs guided walks and visits. The walks are led by people keen to share their favourite places, and some have a theme such as botany or geology. The visits are to places of historical, cultural and environmental interest.  

Most walks are 5-7 miles long. In 2018-19 many have been themed around the 'History Tree' book we published in 2018, visiting some of the fascinating places mentioned and learning about the varied - and sometimes eccentric! - personalities of the Moors.  
Sometimes we do a long-distance route in stages. For instance in 2016 we did several walks linking to the Cleveland Way, and in 2015 members completed 48 miles through the Tabular Hills (from Helmsley to Scarborough) in circular walks.  
Dogs are normally welcome, but please check with the walk leader. 
We're always keen to add more walks to our programme, so please get in touch if you have a special place you'd like to share. 
 
We also run guided visits and events to places of historical, cultural or ecological interest. Most of these take place in the North York Moors, but sometimes they're to places relevant to the Moors. We hope you'll join us! 
 

Walks 2019 

Saturday 12 October: Dalehouse Walk. Meet 10.30 in the lay-by at Cowbar on the A174 (opposite the entrance to Boulby Mine). Nearest postcode TS13 4UN, grid ref NZ 767185.  
This is a walk of around 6 miles, with some climbs. The route goes SW following Roxby Beck, then NE to Dalehouse, over the A174 to Cowbar and then a short stretch of the Cleveland Way west back to the start. No dogs on this walk, please. 
Walk leaders: Dave and Cal Moore - please let them know you're comign on 01287 669648 or flightbrand@gmail.com. 
 
Saturday 9 November: Swainby Circular. Meet 10.30 at Holy Cross Church, Swainby (DL6 3EA). Roadside parking throughout village. This walk of 6.5 miles uses field and forest tracks to reach the junction of the Cleveland Way and Coast to Coast route. It then continues on the CW up and over the moor and returns to Swainby via Coalmire Lane. The route includes two shortish steady climbs. 
Walk leader: Kath Mair (tel. 07974 288056).  
 
 
All walks are circular (unless otherwise stated). Please come dressed and equipped for the weather.  
 

Events 2019  Sunday 22 September: A Day in Bay Meet at 10.30 to explore the fascinating and historic village of Robin Hood’s Bay with local resident and NYMA member Alan Staniforth. We meet near the Old Church of St Stephens (YO22 4PF) to view first this lovely old church, unaltered since 1822, and then the nearby wildflower meadow and woodland planted and diversified by Alan over several years. We take lunch in the pretty village of Bay, with a variety of cafes and pubs to choose from, and then explore the village and shore - the scene of so much marine activity in past decades - and the fascinating museum with its collection of artefacts. There is no charge for this event but donations to the church and museum are welcome. You can come along just for the morning or afternoon session if you can't make the whole day. Please let us know you’re coming on secretary@nyma.org.uk.  Saturday 19 October: A Morning in Thornton-le-Dale Meet at 10.30 on the village green (YO18 7LF - public carpark nearby). Members of the local history group will show us the key sights of this historic and active village, including Methodist and Anglican churches, pubs - both temperance and 'normal' - the village's original school, almshouses and Thornton Hall. The history group was co-winner of the NYMA President's Award in 2018.  There are several pubs and cafes for refreshments afterwards.  Please let us know you're coming on secretary@nyma.org.uk.  Saturday 7 December: A Festive Christmas Luncheon 1 pm, The Wainstones, Great Broughton. 3-course meal with coffee or tea - £16.95. Numbers are limited and the restaurant requires menu choices in advance. Please contact Heather Mather on 01287 669104 or heathercolin67@gmail.com by Friday 8 November for booking and details of the choices on offer.  

 
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