3-Night North York Moors Walking with Sightseeing Holiday

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Duration: 3 nights
Type: Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade: 2
from £495pp

Enjoy a short break in the North York Moors National Park for a perfect mix of short, guided walks (4 miles) combined with time spent sightseeing. The break includes visiting the impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and walks on sections of the Cleveland Way. Walks take in the pretty seaside village of Staithes and the market town of Helmsley plus Saltburn – a popular seaside resort in Victorian times. There’s also the chance to visit the Ironstone Mining Museum to learn about the area’s former mining industry.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the enchanting 12th century Rievaulx Abbey and its turbulent history
  • Visit the pretty harbour village of Staithes
  • Walk along some of the best sections of the Cleveland Way
  • Explore Saltburn - Victorian seaside resort

What’s included

  • From 01 January 2022, all admission fees to places of interest (including National Trust and English Heritage sites) are included in the price
  • All transport to and from walks and places of interest
  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The services of an HF Holidays Leader

 

Trip Notes

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You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Distance: 4 miles (6km)

Ascent: 350 feet (100m)

In Summary: We begin our day with a visit to the impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey - once one of the wealthiest abbeys in England. Its peace and tranquillity stays with us for a beautiful walk following the Cleveland Way to the pretty market town of Helmsley. There's plenty of time to explore here. Join us on a town trail or discover Helmsley's history independently with visits to its castle, walled garden, Duncombe Park or maybe the Bird of Prey Centre.


Distance: 4½ miles (7.5km)

Ascent: 750 feet (220m)

In Summary: We begin our walk at Hummersea Farm, passing through the farm we make our way along a stunning coastal section of the Cleveland Way. The walk gives us the opportunity to learn more about the local area, we continue along the path past Boulby cliff and potash mine, reaching the highest point on the east coast of England at 202m giving us extensive views along the coast. We then descend into the pretty harbour of Staithes, with time to explore and visit the Staithes heritage centre

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Larpool Hall

Escape to Whitby, whose handsome harbour and medieval streets are famously the setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula and home to the world’s best fish and chips, for a stay in Larpool Hall. This imposing Grade II listed Georgian mansion has been part of the town for hundreds of years and has evolved to offer an updated take on traditional hospitality. The Hall retains its original grandeur and styling, while offering guests the perfect mix of contemporary comforts to deliver a large amount of atmosphere and character. Sweep up the magnificent staircase, marvel at the impressive fireplaces, watch through the large picture windows and feel yourself transported. With 29 rooms, 14 acres of attractive grounds and views over the Esk Valley, you couldn’t be better placed. Step out to explore the coast, Captain Cook country or walk on the Cleveland Way. Discover Robin Hood’s Bay and hunt for fossils or head deep into the North York Moors for a contrasting landscape carpeted in sweetly scented heather.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the Hall’s smartly presented rooms, where contemporary design touches complement the original architecture and features. With 29 bedrooms, Larpool Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic, Premium and Superior Rooms to choose from. Choose the very spacious Room 15 on the ground floor for its lemon and grey styling, super-comfy sofa in front of a large fireplace and views across the Esk Valley. Climb to Room 2 on the first floor for similarly expansive vistas from the front of the house, or settle in under the eaves and exposed beams of beautiful Room 30 on the second floor of the house.

All ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior' Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, multi-purpose activity room, three lounges, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring the tight and twisty streets of Whitby or the windswept headlands and smugglers’ haunts of the Yorkshire coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax outside in the pretty courtyard or stroll the 14 acres of grounds and gardens with their manicured lawns and mature trees. Grab a well-thumbed copy of Dracula and hole up in the lounge, or join fellow guests in the large ballroom with its comfy seating and central dance floor to discuss your own adventures. The small, sociable bar provides another great space in which to relax.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Larpool Hall is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Larpool Hall

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Getting to Larpool Hall

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Essential Information

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2022
10 Jun - 13 Jun 2022
3 Walking with Sightseeing £495 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
29 Jul - 01 Aug 2022
3 Walking with Sightseeing £495 Trip Notes Book Now
Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade:
2

3 nights from £495pp

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