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!
Saturday 16th February: "In the Footsteps of Canon Atkinson". Meet 10 am at the National Park Moors Centre, Danby (YO21 2NB) to explore the area around Danby, where the Reverend John Atkinson lived from 1850-90. His book 'Forty Years in a Moorland Parish’ is remarkable for its detail on topics from the style of houses to local legends and customs, giving insights into rural life of which educated people of the time were largely unaware. Walk length is about 6 miles. Walk leaders: Heather and Colin Mather (email@example.com).
Saturday 16th March: Swainby. Meet 10 am at Holy Cross Church, Swainby (100m south of the Black Horse Inn, DL6 3ED) - there is plenty of roadside parking in the village. The route takes field paths and farm tracks then follows the Cleveland Way on to moorland and into forestry before returning to Swainby. There are a couple of short ascents before reaching the moor. The walk length is 6.5-7 miles. Walk leader: Kath Mair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All walks are circular (unless otherwise stated). Please come dressed and equipped for the weather.