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3-Night North York Moors Guided Walking Holiday

Goathland Moor Heather and Crags
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3
from £389pp £359pp

Brimming with coastal charm, Whitby welcomes you with its handsome harbour and medieval streets. Our Guided Walking holidays contrast the windswept headlands and smugglers’ haunts of the Yorkshire coast, with the magical North York Moors where the sweetly scented heather creates a carpet of colour.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore windswept headlands and smugglers' haunts of the Yorkshire coast
  • Discover Whitby's 199 steps which lead to the ruins of Whitby Abbey
  • Enjoy a choice of 3 different length guided walks
  • Let your experienced leader bring classic routes and offbeat areas to life

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation at our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • Two full days of guided walking
  • Choice of up to three guided walks each walking day
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point
  • The services of HF Holidays Walking Leaders

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.

On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice. Some of our breaks have more than one itinerary. To check which itinerary is running on your holiday date please refer to the Dates, Prices & Trip Notes tab.

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

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Option 1 - Falling Foss to Whitby

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Ascent: 750 feet (240m)

In summary: From Falling Foss waterfall in its delightful woodland setting we walk along Little Beck to Ruswarp and join the River Esk which we follow back to Larpool Hall.

Highlight: Our walk ends by crossing the Larpool viaduct, a 13-arch brick structure built in 1884 to carry the now-closed Whitby to Scarborough railway over the River Esk.

Option 2 - May Beck to Whitby

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Ascent: 1,000 feet (300m) 

In summary: After a short section on moorland we descend to follow May Beck & Little Beck past beautiful waterfalls and through woodland to the River Esk, then make our way to Larpool Hall.

Highlight: Look out for steam trains on the North York Moors Railway beside the River Esk.

Option 3 - Sneaton Corner to Whitby

Distance: 11 miles (17.5km) 

Ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

In summary: We walk across heather moorland before descending through woodland & farmland to follow May Beck & Little Beck to the River Esk on our way back to Larpool Hall

Highlight: We pass Bronze Age relics on the moorland before looking and listening for wildlife in the coniferous and deciduous woodlands.


Option 1 - Runswick Bay to Sandsend

Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

In Summary Enjoy a glorious section of the Yorkshire coast between Runswick Bay and Sandsend. We start along the beach, then ascend onto the cliff-top path which takes us around the headland at Kettleness and on to Sandsend.

Highlight: There's time to explore Staithes before rejoining the coach to start our walk at Runswick Bay. Staithes is a timeless fishing village with cobbled streets and historic buildings.

Option 2 - Staithes to Sandsend

Distance: 9½ miles (15.5km)

Ascent: 1,750 feet (540m)

In Summary: Starting from Staithes we follow the impressive cliff top section of the coast to Runswick Bay. Our walk continues along the Cleveland Way to Kettleness and Sandsend.

Highlight Look out for the once-thriving harbour at Port Mulgrave, built in the 1850s to transport iron ore. You can see the remains of the 1 mile tunnel that connected the mine to the harbour.

Option 3 - Boulby to Sandsend

 

Distance: 12 miles (19.5km)

Ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)

In Summary: From Boulby we follow the coastal path all the way to Sandsend, taking in the quaint fishing village of Staithes, the sweeping arc of Runswick Bay, and the remote headland of Kettleness. 

Highlight: As you approach Sandsend there's a glorious view along the 2½ mile long beach towards Whitby, with the ruins of Whitby Abbey prominent in the distance.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


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

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Option 1 - Hawsker to Whitby

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Ascent: 1,100 feet (360m) 

In SummaryAfter time exploring Robin Hood’s Bay, our coach takes us to the village of Hawsker. A track from here joins the coastal path which we follow to Whitby. We'll pass the iconic ruins of the Abbey, before descending the steps to the harbour. 

HighlightThe ruins of Whitby Abbey stand prominently on the headland above the harbour. Discover how this dramatic setting inspired Bram Stoker's gothic novel Dracula.

Option 2 - Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby

Distance: 8½ miles (14km) 

Ascent: 1,800 feet (560m)

In SummaryFollow the glorious coast path from Robin Hood's Bay back to Whitby. We'll round the first headland then head towards the landmark of Whitby Abbey. 

HighlightThe beach below Whitby's East Cliff is a good spot to look for fossils, and jet. In the nearby shops you can see how craftsmen have carved this into jewellery and ornaments.

Option 3 - Ravenscar to Whitby

Distance: 11½ miles (18.5km) 

Ascent: 2,000 feet (620m) 

In SummaryA glorious coastal walk starting high on the headland at Ravenscar. We'll initially head to Boggle Hole and the quaint fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, before rounding the headland and continuing along the coast to Whitby. 

HighlightWe'll descend the famous 199 steps from Whitby Abbey and enjoy the classic view over the bustling harbour. 


Option 1 - Castleton Rigg to Danby

Distance: 6 miles (10km) 

Ascent: 700 feet (220m)

In Summary: Starting high on Castleton Rigg. We then descend along the Rigg, following field and moorland paths to visit Danby Castle, home of Katherine Parr, before crossing the Esk Valley railway to arrive at the Moors Centre. 

Highlight: The Moors Centre has excellent interpretive displays about the national park, and a rolling programme of exhibitions by local artists. 

Option 2 - Danby Rigg

Distance:  miles (15.5km) 

Ascent: 1,550 feet (480m)

In SummaryFrom Castleton we make our way across fields and Danby Rigg to reach Little Fryup Dale.  We continue via Danby Crag before crossing the River Esk to arrive at the pretty village of Houlsyke.  After a short, sharp ascent will bring us to a quiet road and track from where we will enjoy splendid views of the Esk Valley before descending to The Moors Centre. 

HighlightLook out for the standing stones, cairns and long barrows on Danby Rigg - evidence of human settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.

Option 3 - Atop the Moors

Distance: 10 miles (16.5km)

Ascent: 1,800 feet (540m) 

In Summary Explore the moors above the Esk Valley. From Castleton we will take in Westerdale Moor, Castleton Rigg punctuated by tranquil green valleys, we then follow Danby Dale back to the Moors Centre. 

Highlight: Enjoy sweeping views from the top of the moors over the national park, and down the Esk Valley towards Whitby.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


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

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Option 1 - Falling Foss to Whitby

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Ascent: 750 feet (240m)

In summary: From Falling Foss waterfall in its delightful woodland setting we walk along Little Beck to Ruswarp and join the River Esk which we follow back to Larpool Hall.

Highlight: Our walk ends by crossing the Larpool viaduct, a 13-arch brick structure built in 1884 to carry the now-closed Whitby to Scarborough railway over the River Esk.

Option 2 - May Beck to Whitby

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Ascent: 1,000 feet (300m) 

In summary: After a short section on moorland we descend to follow May Beck & Little Beck past beautiful waterfalls and through woodland to the River Esk, then make our way to Larpool Hall.

Highlight: Look out for steam trains on the North York Moors Railway beside the River Esk.

Option 3 - Sneaton Corner to Whitby

Distance: 11 miles (17.5km) 

Ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

In summary: We walk across heather moorland before descending through woodland & farmland to follow May Beck & Little Beck to the River Esk on our way back to Larpool Hall

Highlight: We pass Bronze Age relics on the moorland before looking and listening for wildlife in the coniferous and deciduous woodlands.


Option 1 - Boulby to Runswick Bay

Distance: 6½ miles (10.5km) 

Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m) 

In Summary: Follow the Cleveland Way along the coast from Boulby cliff to Staithes and chat with members of the local RNLI down at the local lifeboat station. It's then along the cliffs to Port Musgrave and the sweeping arc of Runswick Bay. 

Highlight: Time to discover the fascinating fishing village of Staithes, and its Captain Cook connections.

Option 2 - Skinningrove to Runswick Bay

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km) 

Ascent: 1,700 feet (520m) 

In SummaryA fabulous coastal walk starts with a steady ascent from the mining village of Skinningrove to the top of Boulby Cliff. After time to visit Staithes there's a great final cliff-top section to Runswick Bay. 

HighlightBoulby Cliff rises to 666 feet, making it the highest point on Britain's east coast. Enjoy the glorious view of our walk stretched out ahead.

Option 3 - Saltburn to Runswick Bay

Distance: 11½ miles (19km) 

Ascent: 2,250 feet (700m) 

In SummaryEnjoy sweeping sea views as we follow the cliff-top path along the Yorkshire Coast from Saltburn to Runswick Bay. Our walk takes us over Boulby Cliff to Staithes, then on past Port Mulgrave to Runswick Bay. 

HighlightOur walk starts from the charming Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn, complete with its pier and vintage cliff railway.


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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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

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Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1 & 2

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