Experience the Moors ...  NYMA runs guided walks and visits to places of historical, cultural and environmental interest, led by people keen to share their favourite places.  Our walks and events will not run during the Coronavirus crisis - we will resume them as soon as possible.  

IMPORTANT: in view of the coronavirus situation, we have decided to cancel (or postpone) all our guided walks and other events for the time being. We will review the situation as time goes on.  
Most walks are 5-7 miles long. In 2018-19 many were 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.  
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 2020 - April & May events postponed 

Saturday 18 April: Moor Gate circular.  
 
Saturday 23 May: Bilsdale and the Sun Inn. 
 
Saturday 27 June: Meet 10.30 at the Forresters Arms, Kilburn (YO61 4AH) - there is a small carpark in the village, or park on the road-side. The walk goes from Kilburn (home to the woodworking factory founded by Robert 'Mousey' Thompson), past the chapel near Oldstead built by sculptor John Bunting, and back to Kilburn. The walk is 5.5 miles along paths and tracks with some moderate gradients. 
Leaders: Heather & Colin Mather, Tel: 01287 669104 (please leave a message if there's no answer). 
 
 
All walks are circular (unless otherwise stated). Please come dressed and equipped for the weather.  
 

Events 2020 - May & June events postponed  Saturday 23 May: Special tour of the ancient Sun Inn, in Bilsdale, with lunch .   Saturday 6 June: NYMA AGM, at the Moors Centre, Danby. There will be a guided walk in the morning, followed by lunch and the business of the AGM, with a guest speaker.   Tues-Thurs 13-15 October: National Park Societies conference, hosted by NYMA at Cober Hill Hotel, Cloughton, Scarborough. Theme: "2020 Vision for National Landscapes". The discussions will focus on the environment, agriculture, and policies in protected areas. Confirmed speakers so far are Kate Ashbrook (Open Spaces Society), Chris Clark (North Yorkshire Rural Commissioner), Sir William Worsley (National Tree Champion), Roger Osborne (local writer and geologist), Susan Briggs (Rural Tourism advisor), and David Rooke (Chairman of the Yorkshire Derwent Catchment Partnership and former Deputy CEO of the Environment Agency). The event will include an art exhibition and entertainment and field trips to places which illustrate conference themes.   

For other walks and events in and around the North York Moors, please click here... 
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