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. Currently, all events are held with Covid-avoidance guidelines and regulations in place.  

Our walks are 'organised events' and therefore exempt from the 'Rule of Six' Covid regulations introduced from 14 September.  
Most walks are 5-7 miles long.  
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 

Saturday 21 November: Open Day at The Forge, Fangdale Beck, TS9 7LE. NYMA members are invited to visit a hillside property in Bilsdale, where the owners have created several different habitats including pasture, woodland and wetland areas.  
The land has been accepted for a Woodland Creation grant under a scheme run by the National Park, with work expected to begin during 2020-21. Plans for the planting scheme will be on display. 
A site for a Memorial Copse dedicated to the memory of Nan Sykes has been identified. 
You may also be interested in hearing about the energy system for the house, which harvests heat from a borehole to provide hot water and heating.  
You will be able to follow a self-guided trail with waymarks and a leaflet pointing out interesting features and/or to explore at will, as long as you don't gather in groups of more than 6 people. The walk is not long (the property is just 13 acres in extent) but we expect your tour to take 1-2 hours, depending on how often you stop to look at things - and to admire the views of Bilsdale! 
The land is steep and boggy in parts but there are options for avoiding the more challenging sections.  
The Open Day will be run according to strict Covid-19 protocols and booking is essential. Parking is limited and it is likely that timed slots will be allocated. Please contact Janet Cochrane on secretary@nyma.org.uk / 07570 112010 to register your interest.  
 
Please come dressed and equipped for the weather and observe Covid-19 guidance.  
 

STAY COVID SAFE!  Before the walk, check for Covid-19 symptoms - do not attend If you have any. You MUST let the Walk Leader know you are coming and give them your contact details. Follow government guidelines on car sharing and social distancing. You may want to bring your own hand sanitiser, face covering and basic first aid kit as well as food and drink. During the walk, touch stiles and gates as little as possible, and use hand sanitiser afterwards especially if you’re in a busy area. After the walk, if you develop symptoms you should apply for a Covid-19 test and support NHS contact tracing if requested. You should also let the Walk leader know so that we can let everyone else on the walk know what's happened. 

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