7-Night North York Moors Walking with Sightseeing Holiday

Summer on the North York Moors national park in Yorkshire, from Ravenscar looking out to Robin Hood's Bay
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade: 2
from £1,109pp

Take time to discover the landscape and heritage of the North York Moors with this perfect mix of short, guided walks (4-5 miles) combined with time spent sightseeing. The break includes visiting the impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and walks on the best 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 and follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook with a walk to the distinctively-shaped Roseberry Topping. There’s a ride on steam train plus time to explore the highlights of Whitby including walking up its famous 199 steps and exploring the winding streets of the old town.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk along the cliff tops to the well-known smugglers' haunt, Robin Hood's Bay
  • Take a trip on the North York Moors Railway through breathtaking scenery
  • Visit the home of Captain Cook
  • Discover the enchanting Rievaulx Abbey
  • Explore historic Whitby
  • Walk along some of the best sections of the Cleveland Way

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

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

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

 


Discover more about Larpool Hall and the local area for ideas on how to make the most of your free day.


Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 850 feet (260m)

In Summary: A short visit to Guisborough Forest Visitor Centre to learn more about the area, before we begin our walk through Hutton Lowcross Woods, around Roseberry Topping, and down to Captain Cook's home of Great Ayton. If you've extra energy, there's the option to stride out further and take in the top of Roseberry Topping - Yorkshire's mini-Matterhorn! There's time this afternoon to explore Great Ayton and learn more about its famous son - Captain Cook.


Distance: walk one - 3½ miles (6km); walk two - 1½ miles (2.5km) 

Ascent: walk one - 400 feet (120m); walk two - 250 feet (80m)

In Summary: Today features two short walks. From the dramatically located clifftop village of Ravenscar, we follow the coastline and the Cleveland Way national trail, past historical alum works, and to the ancient smugglers haunt of Boggle Hole - the perfect place for some fossil hunting. We continue to another well known ancient smugglers' haunt - the characterful seaside village of Robin Hood's Bay.

A short journey then takes us back to Whitby, with the afternoon to discover its charms including the famous 199 steps into Whitby old town, the whalebone arch, the many shops and tea shops of the town, or maybe take a boat trip out from the harbour. A short walk then takes us back to Larpool Hall.

 


Distance: 4 miles (6.5km)

Ascent: 550 feet (160m)

In Summary: We start in the village of Goathland, an ancient settlement on the North York Moors, famous for the steam railway and the TV series Heartbeat. We follow a parallel route to the steam railway, passing the village of Beckhole and on to Grosmont. The train then takes us from Grosmont and on to Pickering, with plenty of time there to explore.

 


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.

 

Need to know

We appreciate that COVID-19 continues to impact the nations.  The English, Scottish and Welsh governments are not always in sync, so measures in our country houses may vary between the nations. We thank all guests for adhering to the measures we have introduced to keep our guests, leaders and team members safe.

You can see our latest FAQs and guarantees at https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/coronavirus-travel-advice 

Ventilation, Physical Distancing Measures and Group Sizes around the Houses

We will keep our public areas well ventilated; for your comfort you might want to pack an extra layer to keep you comfortable.

With the relaxation of physical distancing, we will be allowing larger groups to dine and relax in the bar together.

Hand sanitiser stations will be made available in frequently used public areas for guests and staff use. It is advisable to bring additional hand sanitiser for whilst you are out walking.

We always follow the latest regional government advice, but our one recommendation is don’t forget your face mask! There is no requirement to wear a face covering in communal areas, but you may of course choose to. Some places throughout the UK may still require you to wear a mask even if the government legislation does not. With this in mind we suggest you bring a personal supply of face coverings for the duration of your stay.

Servicing Bedrooms:

At this stage we are not reintroducing our daily room servicing.  Extra tea, coffee, milk, towels and toiletries will be available on request from our team. Bins can be left outside your door for emptying.

COVID-19 Symptoms or Cases 

If a guest has symptoms of COVID-19 then they should inform the house team and immediately self-isolate to minimise any risk of transmission and make arrangements to request a COVID test. If a guest receives a positive test result, they should return home if they reasonably can. They should where possible use private transport but only drive themselves if they can do so safely. If a guest cannot reasonably return home, they should discuss their circumstances with the House Manager. Additional charges may be levied if a guest needs to self-isolate for longer than their planned holiday.

What can you do to help keep everyone safe?

  • Wear a face mask/covering where required and please bring plenty of face coverings for the duration of your stay
  • Carry/use hand sanitiser
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water when possible
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid passing round objects such as cameras & phones
  • If you are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus, please do not travel to an HF Holidays House

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.

Check in:

Check in opens at 4pm for all guests. Guests will be unable to access any of the Country House facilities, including leaving luggage before 4pm.

We are delighted to invite you to enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival. Relax and meet your fellow guests and leaders. 

Check out:

Check out time: 10am

Please note, you will need to settle your bill before departure and payment will only be possible by card.  Gratuities and donations to the Pathway Fund can also be made by card.

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.

Welcome Information

A Welcome Information Pack providing details about the Country House and your holiday will be available in each bedroom. This personal pack of information will detail what to expect during your stay in the house, the menu for the duration of your stay, dinner & picnic lunch order forms and the guest registration form for completion.

Our houses are locked at night-time and accessible with a door code which is available in the Welcome Pack. However, we also recommend making a note of the Duty Manager number on arrival, in case of an emergency or getting locked out.

Evenings

Join our team after dinner on Wednesday evenings to see if you’ve got the knowledge to triumph in the HF Big Pub Quiz!  There will also be another evening of entertainment at the beginning of the week which will vary depending on the house you are visiting.

If there are leaders resident, they will be available to chat to guests about self-guided walks. You can borrow walking route notes and maps from our Discovery Point.

Walks Talks – Guided Walking Information Briefings

Self-Guided guests are always welcome to join our Guided Walking briefings to hear about the local conditions. 

Our leaders will deliver a Guided Walking Information Briefing on each arrival day before and after dinner followed by a group Walks Talk to let guests know about the following day’s walks. Walks Talks are usually before and after dinner prior to each walking day. The information is repeated so you can join whichever time suits you. 

If you are undecided which walk to do, our leaders will be available in the bar or lounge to answer any questions you might have. Our website contains up-to-date information about the walks for each holiday.

Before you leave for your walk your leader will run through a short safety briefing for the day.

Each day, the latest weather forecast will be displayed for all guests to check to ensure appropriate clothing is worn for the walks.

Please note, if you decide to do your own walks, or you are on a self-guided walking holiday, you must complete an Independent Walker Card each day. These can be found near the Discovery Point in the house.

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.

Along with many hospitality business across the UK we are presently experiencing disruption to our food and drink supply chain. COVID continues to limit the ability of suppliers to deliver and the war in Ukraine (along with several other global challenges) is impacting availability of many basic products.  We are working hard to ensure that these challenges do not negatively impact your holiday but ask for your understanding should we need to make last minute changes to dishes or menus.

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) Itinerary Single Room Double Room Notes / Offers Trip Notes Book
2022

29 Jul - 05 Aug 2022

7 nights

Sightseeing Walk

Single Fully Booked

Double from

£1,109 pp

Fully Booked

from

£1,109 pp

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Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade:
2

7 nights from £1,109pp

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