North York MoorsWhitby

Bluebells and Roseberry Topping
Whitby harbour
North York Moors steam railway
Heather on the North York Moors
Whitby abbey at dawn

Self-guided walking

From £100 - 1 to 7 nights

Self-guided walking break at Whitby

Holiday reference: WYPOA

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Enjoy a break at Whitby with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape.

Our Country House, with its extensive views over the Esk Valley, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, our legendary picnic lunches, and our excellent boot and drying room. To help you explore we'll give you a free Ordnance Survey map, plus detailed route notes for our recommended walks. On many holidays our experienced leaders are on hand to offer help and advice.

Self-guided walks No transport

Walkers enjoying the view from Roseberry Topping near WhitbyMake the most of our new Discovery Point at Larpool Hall - the starting point for your outdoor adventure. You'll find:

  • Our recommended walks - detailed route notes for you to borrow
  • Comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks
  • Ideas and contacts for more active options such as kayaking and pony trekking
  • A daily weather forecast 

 When you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why explore the adjacent cycle trail to Robin Hood's Bay, ride on the North York Moors Railway, or discover Whitby's colourful harbour and famous Abbey. See the 'Local Area' tab for further ideas.

View of Roseberry Topping across the North York Moors


 Great value. What’s included:

  • Full Board accommodation - breakfast, evening meal and an extensive walkers' picnic lunch
  • A free Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map of the local area with every booking
  • Larpool House, WhitbyDetailed route notes, ranging from short strolls to longer coastal walks
  • Country House Escapes guide – full of information about local attractions, activities and suggested itineraries to help plan your break
  • All the Country House facilities, including our well equipped boot and drying room
  • On many holidays our experienced walking leaders are available to offer help and advice

What our HF Holidays' route testers say:

leaderNewtondale to Grosmont -A wonderful moorland walk into Heartbeat country. The views are far reaching and, in August, the colour of the heather will be stunning.” Carole Jones, HF Holidays Leader

lCloughton to Whitby -"This is a serious full-day walk along a long and beautiful section of the Cleveland Way, taking in picturesque coves at Cloughton Wyke and Hayburn Wyke, an old coastguard station and radar station, the dramatic sweep of the bay between Ravenscar and Robin Hood’s Bay, passing Boggle Hole, and a steepish ascent up through Robin Hood’s Bay itself." Alistair Griggs, HF Holidays Leader

leaderRunswick Bay to Staithes -"A beautiful coastal stroll from photogenic Runswick Bay to historic Staithes where Captain Cook first went to sea”. Frank Waterworth, HF Holidays Leader


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0345 470 8558
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International customers please call:
+44 20 8732 1250

Our lines are open:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00