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 2022 

Saturday 16 July 2022 
Swainby (Circular, 6.5 miles) 
Meet 10.30 at Holy Cross Church, Swainby (Grid ref NZ 477020, postcode DL6 3DG, w3w: backpacks.thrusters.human) 
Mainly easy/moderate terrain, 6.5-mile walk, with one short, steep climb up onto Live Moor. Around half the route is on the Cleveland Way. 
Please let Kath Mair know you’re coming on kathmair@icloud.com. 
Saturday 6 August 2022 
Sutton Bank to Helmsley (Linear, 7 miles) 
Meet 11.30 at Sutton Bank Visitor Centre having arrived by Moorsbus (sponsored by NYMA) from Redcar, Guisborough, Ayton, Stokesley or Helmsley. Walk 7 miles mostly along the Cleveland Way and downhill to Helmsley. Return bus from Helmsley to Guisborough etc 16.42. See Moorsbus website for full timetables. 
Please contact walk leader Wendy Smith on wpsmith7a@gmail.com or 01642 711980 if wanting to come.  
Wednesday 14 September 2022 
Glaisdale Moor Ironstone Tramway (Circular, 3 + 3 miles) 
Meet 10:20 at Glaisdale War Memorial (Grid Ref. NZ 775054, postcode YO21 2PL, W3W: hobbit.overcomes.stadium)  
Joint walk with the Railway Ramblers' Club, timed to coincide with the arrival of the no. 95 Lealholm bus service from Whitby bus station (departs Stand 4 at 09:31). On-street parking for cars nearby. 
3 miles of moorland walking on good paths following an easy inclined railway track to the moor top. Optional 3 mile circular extension at the end to trace the line of “Paddy Waddell’s Railway”. Bring a packed lunch.  
Please let Jane Ellis know if you're coming on janerway@gmail.com. 
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 2022  Saturday October 1st 2022 NYMA Annual General Meeting Your Council Members are looking forward to meeting as many members as possible at this year’s AGM (postponed from June), in a welcome return to normality. A morning walk will be followed by lunch before getting down to the business of the day at 2pm. The afternoon will end with a talk by Chris Watts, Project Officer for the Esk Valley Restoration Project, and the meeting will close by 4.30. Please book your place with Janet Cochrane on 07570 112010 or secretary@nyma.org.uk. 

Grading System for NYMA Walks 
Grade 1: 1 to 1.5 miles -The easiest of walks, up to 1 hour on easy terrain. 
Grade 2: Up to 3 miles - Slightly more challenging walks of up to 2 hours. 
Grade 3: Up to 5 miles - Walks of up to 3 hours, with reasonable fitness required. 
Grade 4: 6 to 11 miles - Our most challenging walks, up to 6 hours, for suitably experienced walkers only, requiring a good level of fitness. 
For consistency, we are following the North York Moors National Park system for grading our walks. 
For other walks and events in and around the North York Moors, please click here... 
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