Guided Walking at Whitby

North York Moors


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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £295.00 - 3 to 7 nights


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Holiday overview

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.

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Whitby with awards

Whitby is truly unique. Venture into this tight and twisty town whilst exploring the local architecture. Larpool Hall provides excellent accommodation and spacious public rooms. A magnificent location situated above the harbour and perfect for our walking and leisure activity holidays.

Larpool Hall has 28 newly refurbished bedrooms in the main building. Rooms at the front of the house enjoy wonderful views across the Esk Valley.


'Good' Rooms 

These rooms are all ensuite and furnished to a good standard. They include:

  • Check in from 2:30pm
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • 23 inch TV
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WiFi

'Better' Rooms 

These rooms are slightly larger and/or have a better view. They include:

  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £15 per person per night

'Best' Rooms 

These rooms truly are the best in the house for extra luxury during your stay. They include:

  • Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard
  • Large rooms
  • Stunning views of the surrounding area
  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £20 per person per night

Choose Your Room: Our new “Choose Your Room” service is available at our UK country houses, providing the option to choose and confirm a specific room for an extra £30 per room. Supplements to upgrade to 'Better' or 'Best' rooms still apply. The choice of room number must be of the same room type as originally booked and is subject to availability.

At the house

  • Excellent boot and drying rooms
  • Lounge with a central dance floor
  • Two additional lounges
  • Bar
  • Outside terrace
  • Dining room
  • Range of board games and books
  • Free WiFi available in public rooms
  • Extension views from the front of the house across the esk Valley
  • Gardens include a putting green and croquet lawn


An example of Whitby chocolate fudge cake an option for dessertAll holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including an evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the barJust relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.


Larpool Hall is accessible to wheelchair users

More details on Whitby accessibility

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Hired equipment can be arranged for your stay with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied


Discover the North York Moors on Foot

Discover the beautiful contrasting landscapes of the North York Moors. We'll take you to the windswept headlands and smugglers’ haunts of the Yorkshire coast, and also the magical inland moors where the sweetly scented heather creates a carpet of colour. Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this beautiful landscape to life.

  • Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • We provide flexible holidays. Join our guided walks, explore independently, or relax at Larpool Hall.

HF Holidays walks level 1 easier

Easier walks 

Whitby Abbey

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy


Medium walks

Robin Hoods Bay

HF Holidays walks level 3 medium 


Harder walks

Cleveland Way

Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay.

Dales of The Esk Way

Available on: 13 Aug 2018, 3 Sep 2018, 28 Oct 2018, 14 Apr 2019, 28 Apr 2019, 3 Jun 2019, 17 Jun 2019, 1 Jul 2019, 22 Jul 2019, 19 Aug 2019, 2 Sep 2019, 23 Sep 2019, 27 Oct 2019

Option 1: Castleton Rigg & Eskdale

Esk Valley near Casteton

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 550 feet (180m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting high on the moor, we visit the Seated Man, an intriguing sculpture 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.

Don’t miss: The Moors Centre has excellent interpretive displays about the national park, and a rolling programme of exhibitions by local artists.

Option 2: Danby Rigg

Rolling coutryside of the Esk Valley

Distance: 9½ miles (15½km)

Total ascent: 1,550 feet (480m)

The walk in a nutshell: From Castleton we make our way across fields and Danby Rigg to reach Little Fryup Dale.  We continue to Heads, then descend via Danby Crag before crossing the River Esk to arrive at the pretty village of Houlsyke.  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.

Don’t miss: Look 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

Green hills of the North York Moors

Distance: 10 miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 1,800 feet (540m)

The walk in a nutshell: Explore the moors above the Esk Valley. Starting from Castleton we take in three hills: Westerdale Moor, Castleton Rigg with it's seated man, and Danby Rigg punctuated by tranquil green valleys.

Don’t miss: Enjoy sweeping views from the top of the moors over the national park, and down the Esk Valley towards Whitby.

Heartbeat Country around Goathland

Available on: 14 Aug 2018, 4 Sep 2018, 16 Oct 2018, 30 Oct 2018, 16 Apr 2019, 30 Apr 2019, 5 Jun 2019, 19 Jun 2019, 3 Jul 2019, 24 Jul 2019, 21 Aug 2019, 4 Sep 2019, 25 Sep 2019, 29 Oct 2019

Option 1: Goathland & Grosmont Circuit

Goathland station

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (280m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Goathland past the Mallyan Spout waterfall, heading down the valley to the neighbouring village of Grosmont. Our return route follows the old railway trail between the two villages.

Don’t miss: Today's walks centre on the village of Goathland - made famous as the setting for the TV series Heartbeat. You may also recognise Goathland station from its role in the Harry Potter films.

Option 2: Goathland Circuit                          

Steam train in the North York Moors

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,100 feet (320m)

The walk in a nutshell: From Goathland, a gentle descent along the old railway track takes us to Beck Hole. Woodland and field paths will take us to Wheeldale Lodge from where we make our way across a lovely moorland path to Goathland church. A further loop heads across the railway line and on to the station.

Don’t miss: Look out for steam trains on the North Yorkshire Moors railway as they make their way through the magnificent scenery in the heart of the national park.

Option 3: Over the Moors to Goathland

Valley of Newtondale

Distance: 11 miles (18km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (450m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting above the Hole of Horcum we descend steeply into Newtondale, where we may see a steam train as we cross the railway. We continue on forest and moorland tracks to Simon Howe, before descending to Wheeldale and a section of the Roman Road. Our route continues to Goathland via Mallyan Spout and the incline of the old railway track.

Don’t miss: Discover the impressive Mallyan Spout, hidden in a deep wooded ravine below Goathland village.

Image 2 credit Visit Yorkshire

Smugglers’ Coast along the Cleveland Way

Available on: 16 Aug 2018, 6 Sep 2018, 17 Oct 2018, 31 Oct 2018, 17 Apr 2019, 1 May 2019, 6 Jun 2019, 20 Jun 2019, 4 Jul 2019, 25 Jul 2019, 22 Aug 2019, 5 Sep 2019, 26 Sep 2019, 30 Oct 2019

Option 1: Boulby to Runswick Bay               

Quaint fishing village of Staithes

Distance: 6½ miles (10km)

Total ascent: 900 feet (280m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Cleveland Way along the coast from Boulby cliff to quaint Staithes. After time to explore we'll continue atop the cliffs to the small harbour at Port Musgrave and the sweeping arc of Runswick Bay.

Don’t miss: Take time to discover the fascinating fishing village of Staithes, and the area's connections to Captain James Cook.

Option 2: Skinningrove to Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,600 feet (480m)

The walk in a nutshell: A 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.

Don’t miss: Boulby 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             

View along the coast from Boulby Cliff

Distance: 11½ miles (18½km)

Total ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)

The walk in a nutshell: Enjoy 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.

Don’t miss: Our walk starts from the charming Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn, complete with its pier and vintage cliff railway.

Deep into The North York Moors

Available on: 17 Aug 2018, 7 Sep 2018, 18 Oct 2018, 1 Nov 2018, 18 Apr 2019, 2 May 2019, 7 Jun 2019, 21 Jun 2019, 5 Jul 2019, 26 Jul 2019, 23 Aug 2019, 6 Sep 2019, 27 Sep 2019, 31 Oct 2019

Option 1: Rosedale & Lastingham

Green valley of Farndale

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (240m)

The walk in a nutshell: Traverse the hillsides of the green valley of Rosedale as we walk between the villages of Rosedale Abbey to Lastingham. We'll then continue for a further couple of miles to charming Hutton-le-Hole.

Don’t miss: Our walk finishes in the picture-postcard village of Hutton-le-Hole. There's time to visit the Ryedale Folk Museum which tells the story of 4,000 years of rural life.

Option 2: Farndale

Purple Heather above Farndale

Distance: 8½ miles (13½km)

Total ascent: 700 feet (200m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting from high up on Moors at Blakey Ridge, we'll descend through acres of purple heather into the valley of Farndale. Our route then follows the River Dove along this tranquil valley to Hutton-le-Hole.

Don’t miss: Its hard to believe that this tranquil scene was once a thriving centre for mining high-grade iron ore. You'll see ocassional remnants of this industrial heritage, and follow part of the old railway that carried the ore to Teesside.

Option 3: Rosedale's Railway

North York Moors

Distance: 13 miles (20½km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (380m)

The walk in a nutshell: Explore the beautiful moors in the heart of the national park. Our walk contours around the head of Rosedale and along the track-bed of the old mineral railway to Rosedale Abbey. After ascending Bank Top and Ana Cross we continue on the grouse moors to Lastingham and Hutton-le-Hole. 

Don’t miss: Look out for Ana Cross - one of 30 crosses dating to the Middle Ages that once guided travellers across the moors.


Along The Esk Valley

Available on: 26 Aug 2018, 9 Sep 2018, 6 Oct 2018, 3 Nov 2018, 2 Apr 2019, 20 Apr 2019, 19 May 2019, 26 May 2019, 9 Jun 2019, 23 Jun 2019, 14 Jul 2019, 4 Aug 2019, 25 Aug 2019, 15 Sep 2019, 5 Oct 2019, 22 Oct 2019

Option 1: Grosmont to Whitby

Larpool Viaduct at Whitby

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (300m)

The walk in a nutshell: The River Esk flows through the North York Moors to the sea at Whitby, carving a tranquil green valley through the high moorland. We'll follow the valley from Grosmont to Larpool Hall.

Don’t miss: 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: Egton Bridge to Whitby

Noth York Moors sign

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

The walk in a nutshell: We start at Egton Bridge and follow an old toll road along the valley towards Grosmont. We'll pass the village of Sleights before ending the walk across the towering Larpool Viaduct.

Don’t miss: The River Esk has healthy stocks of Atlantic salmon and sea trout. If you're lucky you may spot kingfishers, dippers, otters and water voles, all of which live in the river.

Option 3: Glaisdale to Whitby

Glaisdale in the Esk Valley

Distance: 10 miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the River Esk from the heart of the national park towards the sea. We'll walk through the ancient woodlands at Arncliffe to the stepping stones of Egton Bridge, then continue downstream past Grosmont to Larpool Halll.

Don’t miss: See the Beggar's Bridge and discover the legend of the 17th Century romance between Tom Ferris, a local farmer and Agnes Richardson, the squire's daughter.

Along the Smuggler’s Coast

Available on: 27 Aug 2018, 10 Sep 2018, 7 Oct 2018, 4 Nov 2018, 21 Apr 2019, 27 May 2019, 10 Jun 2019, 24 Jun 2019, 15 Jul 2019, 5 Aug 2019, 26 Aug 2019, 16 Sep 2019, 6 Oct 2019

Option 1: Runswick Bay to Sandsend

The small fishing village of Runswick Bay

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 920 feet (280m)

The walk in a nutshell: 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.

Don’t miss: 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

Quaint fishing village of Staithes

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (460m) 

The walk in a nutshell: After exploring the village of Staithes, we'll head along the cliff tops, passing Port Mulgrave on our way to the quaint village of Runswick Bay. Our coastal walk continues along the Cleveland Way to Kettleness and Sandsend. 

Don’t miss: Look out for the once thriving harbour at Port Musgrave, 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

Sandsend beach

Distance: 12 miles (19½km)

Total ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)

The walk in a nutshell: Our walk starts on top of the towering Boulby Cliffs. 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 at Kettleness.

Don’t miss: As you approach Sandsend there's a glorious view along the 2½ mile long beach towards Whitby, with the ruins of Whitby Abbey prominant in the distance.

Captain Cook Country

Available on: 28 Aug 2018, 11 Sep 2018, 9 Oct 2018, 6 Nov 2018, 22 Apr 2019, 29 May 2019, 12 Jun 2019, 26 Jun 2019, 17 Jul 2019, 7 Aug 2019, 28 Aug 2019, 18 Sep 2019, 8 Oct 2019

Option 1: Captain Cook's Monument

Roseberry Topping

Distance: 6½ miles (11km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Cleveland Way to the magnificent viewpoint at Captain James Cook’s monument; we then descend to the foot of Roseberry Topping and on to the village of Great Ayton.

Don’t miss: Walk in the footsteps of Captain James Cook who grew up in the village of Great Ayton. There may be time to visit the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum at the end of the walk.

Option 2: Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk along the escarpment of the North York Moors. Our route ascends from near Guisborough to the summit of Roseberry Topping, then continues to the equally impressive viewpoint at Captain Cook's Monument and Great Ayton.

Don’t miss: The distictively shaped summit of Roseberry Topping - the Yorkshire Matterhorn - dominates the local skyline.

Option 3: Cleveland Way Circuit

Walkers on the Cleveland Way

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)

The walk in a nutshell: A circular walk from Great Ayton, taking in Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook’s Monument. For part of the day our route follows the Cleveland Way along the Moors escarpment.

Don’t miss: Soak up the sweeping panorama over Teesside and the surrounding countryside; a great contrast of natural and man-made landscapes.

Image 2 credit VisitEngland, NYMNPA & Colin Carter

Cleveland Way and Ravenscar Coast

Available on: 30 Aug 2018, 13 Sep 2018, 10 Oct 2018, 7 Nov 2018, 3 Apr 2019, 24 Apr 2019, 20 May 2019, 30 May 2019, 13 Jun 2019, 27 Jun 2019, 18 Jul 2019, 8 Aug 2019, 29 Aug 2019, 19 Sep 2019, 9 Oct 2019, 23 Oct 2019

Option 1: Beast Cliff to Robin Hood's Bay    

Fulmar in flight

Distance: 6½ miles (10½km)

Total ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the spectacular coastal section of the Cleveland Way to Ravenscar. Following the sweep of the coastline, either along the seashore or along the cliff-top, we'll continue to the old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay.

Don’t miss: Our walk ends at the quaint fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay where you can explore the narrrow cobbled streets, or relax in one of the pubs or teashops.

Option 2: Hayburn Wyke to Robin Hood's Bay

View along the coast from Robin Hood's Bay

Distance: 8½ miles (13½km)

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the coastal path from Hayburn Wyke through a nature reserve to Beast Cliff and Ravenscar, then on to Robin Hood’s Bay via seashore or cliff-top paths.                                          

Don’t miss: The fascinating historic remains of the old Alum works below Ravenscar.  

Option 3: Cloughton to Robin Hood's Bay    

View along the coast to Robin Hood's Bay

Distance: 10 miles (15½ miles)

Total ascent: 2,050 feet (620m) 

The walk in a nutshell: A fantastic longer coastal walk from Cloughton to Robin Hood’s Bay. Enjoy far-ranging sea views throughout the day as we make our way along this superb stretch of coatline.                      

Don’t miss: Discover the history of Ravenscar. Victorian developers bought this cliff-top site and laid out streets, aiming to build a grand seaside resort - alas only a few plots were bought and the company went bankrupt, thus preserving the tranquility of the headland.

Moorland Walks to Pickering

Available on: 31 Aug 2018, 14 Sep 2018, 11 Oct 2018, 8 Nov 2018, 4 Apr 2019, 25 Apr 2019, 31 May 2019, 14 Jun 2019, 28 Jun 2019, 19 Jul 2019, 9 Aug 2019, 30 Aug 2019, 20 Sep 2019, 10 Oct 2019, 24 Oct 2019

Option 1: Newtondale

Steam train on the North York Moors Railway

 Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 550 feet (160m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk over the heather-clad moors from Saltersgate to Levisham in the Newtondale valley. We then catch a steam train to the market town of Pickering.

Don’t miss: Explore Pickering at the end of the walk. Perhaps visit the fascinating Beck Isle Museum, the town's medieval castle, or Pickering Church, home to Britain's most complete set of medieval wall paintings.

Option 2: Hole of Horcum

Hole of Horcum

Distance: 9½ miles (15½km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (280m)

The walk in a nutshell: Head into the centre of the North York Moors for this walk which descends into the Hole of Horcum. Our route continues to the village of Levisham, then along the vallley into Pickering.

Don’t miss: The Hole of Horcum is a huge natural ampitheatre carved into the moors at the end of the large ice age.

Option 3: The Bridestones

Hole of Horcum

Distance: 12½ miles (20½km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (380m)

The walk in a nutshell: Cross the North York Moors to the ancient Malo Cross and the sandstone outcrop of the Bridestones. We then head to Lockton and follow the railway to Pickering.

Don’t miss: Look out for steam trains on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This is Britain's busiest heritage railway which meanders its way through the stunning scenery on its way to Whitby.

Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby

Available on: 2 Sep 2018, 27 Oct 2018, 13 Apr 2019, 27 Apr 2019, 2 Jun 2019, 16 Jun 2019, 30 Jun 2019, 21 Jul 2019, 18 Aug 2019, 1 Sep 2019, 22 Sep 2019, 26 Oct 2019

Option 1: Hawsker to Whitby

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (300m)

The walk in a nutshell: After 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.

Don’t miss: The ruins of Whitby Abbey stand prominantly 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

Abbey steps at Whitby

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,600 feet (500m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow 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.

Don’t miss: The 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

Whitby harbour and Abbey

Distance: 11½ miles (18½km)

Total ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

The walk in a nutshell: A 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.

Don’t miss: We'll descend the famous 199 steps from Whitby Abbey and enjoy the classic view over the bustling harbour.

Image 2: credit VisitEngland & Rich J Jones

Which break for me

Guided Walking

Group of walkers on Guided Walking holidayOur best-selling Guided Walking holidays run throughout the year - with their daily choice of up to 3 walks, these breaks are ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside on foot. Perhaps choose an Easier walk, then build up to something more challenging as your holiday progresses.

We also offer the following themed breaks that enable likeminded guests to holiday together: 



NEW from HF HolidaysGuided Walking - Outdoor Escapes

Two female walkers enjoying a drink after their walkOur Outdoor Escapes are ideally suited to working age guests. Enjoy a few days away, or a longer holiday, with guests who also need to escape the working day.

Discover the very best of the North York Moors with a great selection of guided walks, ranging from coastal strolls to windswept moorland.

Outdoor Escapes at Whitby start on Fri 11 and Mon 14 May 2018


Guided Walking - Classic Breaks

Group of guests enjoying a drink

NEW from HF Holidays Our Classic Breaks are rich with the traditions of HF Holidays, making them particularly suited to our long-standing guests

During the day enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks. In the evening relax with likeminded guests during your evening meal, then enjoy a classic mix of evening activities arranged by your leaders. We'll include a great mix of quizzes, games and dancing, rounded off with a traditional party night on the final evening.


Classic Breaks at Whitby start on Sat 14 and Wed 18 July 2018

Guided Walking for Solos

Two guests walking along a pathWe welcome many solo guests on our holidays; however you may prefer our dedicated holidays for solos only. As well as likeminded company, there's no extra charges for our premium single, and standard twin and double rooms.

See Guided Walking for Solos at Whitby for further details




Other Guided Walking holidays at Whitby

Walking with Sightseeing - the perfect combination of guided walks, plus sightseeing visits

Christmas & New Year Walking - enjoy guided walks, fabulous food and a great atmosphere on these special festive breaks

Family Walking Adventure - great fun for adults and children alike

Local area

Discover the North York Moors

During your stay at Larpool Hall you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest, either in your free time, or on your journey to and from Whitby:     

Whitby is a bustling harbour town and a popular tourist destination. From Larpool Hall it is a 1½ miles downhill walk, or a short drive to the town centre. The town has a full range of facilities including shops, banks, pubs and cafés. If you don’t mind the queue, the Magpie café on the waterfront is said to serve England’s best fish and chips!

Ruined stone walls of Whitby AbbeyWhitby Abbey               
The iconic ruined abbey commands a wonderful position above the harbour and can be reached by climbing the famous 199 steps. About 10 minutes' drive or a 1½ mile walk.



Old houses and harbour at StaithesStaithes            
The pretty fishing village of Staithes is a pleasant spot to visit. Young children may well recognise the village as the setting for Old Jacks Boat on CBeebies. Around 25 minutes' drive from Whitby.



Steam train in the North York MoorsNorth Yorkshire Moors Railway               
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates steam trains over its 18 mile line between Grosmont and Pickering and in the summer some trains continue over the British Rail branch line to Whitby. This is a highly scenic route: one reason why the line has become Britain’s most visited steam railway. The well-kept and historic stations are worth seeing for their own sake and you may well recognise Goathland which has doubled as ‘Adensfield’ on the Heartbeat TV series, and as ‘Hogsmeade’ in the Harry Potter films. Either join the train at Whitby, or at Grosmont, about 20 minutes' drive away.

Scarborough & Stephen Joseph Theatre
Scarborough is a quintessential Victorian seaside resort with plenty of attractions for both young and old. The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the renowned playwright. It has two theatres - the round and the McCarthy which doubles as a cinema, plus a restaurant and shop.

Whitby to Scarborough Cycle Trail
This superb trail uses the route of disused railway line and offers miles of traffic-free cycling, often with outstanding sea views. The trail passes right next to Larpool Hall and heads south  to Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, or if you are feeling keen to Scarborough. Bikes can be hired at nearby Hawsker.

Rydale Folk Museum
This museum is located at Hutton-Le-Hole, about 50 minutes' drive from Whitby. This pretty village west of Pickering that has a feel of a Cotswold village, being built of mellow stone and with a stream though the middle. The museum houses exhaustive displays of rural life and crafts in buildings spread over several acres.

Fountain and extrerior of Castle Howard houseCastle Howard
Located near Malton about an hour's drive from Whitby, Castle Howard is one of Britain’s grandest stately homes. It is well known as the location for the TV series Brideshead Revisited. Today the house is still owned by the Howard family and the building hosts many exhibitions & events throughout the year. Also of interest are the extensive gardens that contain a formal rose garden and elegant ponds and fountains.


Blue Mallard locomotive at National Railway MuseumYork
One of Britain’s most attractive historic cities, York is about a 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Larpool Hall. Attractions include the city walls, Minster, National Railway Museum, and Yorvik Viking Centre. or



Travel to Whitby

Our address is: Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ND

How to get to us by train

By train:

The nearest railway station to Larpool Hall is at Whitby, which is at the end of a long branch line from Middlesbrough.

However, most guests find that travelling via Scarborough station is more convenient.  For train times and general rail enquiries visit or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

The 2 mile journey from Whitby station takes approximately 10 minutes, with a cost of around £7 per taxi. The 21 mile journey from Scarborough rail station takes approximately 40 minutes, with a cost of around £30. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Larpool Hall Manager.


By bus:

The 93 bus runs regularly between Scarborough station and Whitby. As you approach Whitby, alight by the Larpool Industrial Estate. From here it is an 800 metre walk to Larpool Hall. See for bus times.

Driving to us

By car:

Most guests approach Whitby via the A171 from Teesside or the A169 from Pickering and Malton; these roads converge at a roundabout about 2 miles outside Whitby. After this roundabout and as you approach Whitby, cross another roundabout then turn right at the traffic lights signposted to Scarborough. Cross the large bridge over the River Esk, then immediately turn right into Larpool Lane. After 500 metres turn left into the narrowing road of Larpool Drive. Larpool Hall is directly ahead at the end of this road. A large car park is available in the grounds.

 Travel by plane

Travelling from overseas

Manchester Airport is served by a range of long-haul flights. There are trains every hour from the airport to Scarborough with one change at Manchester Piccadilly. Allow 2hrs 50 minutes to Scarborough - see for train times.

Flying to London Heathrow airport is another option, but has a longer onward train journey - allow 4½ hours to reach Scarborough. From Heathrow first take the Piccadilly line Underground train to London Kings Cross station. From here take a train to Scarborough (1 change at York) - see for train times.

From Scarborough you can complete the journey to Whitby by bus or taxi (see above).


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Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
29 Aug 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 3 £365.00 £335.00 Save £30 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
5 Sep 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 3 £365.00 £335.00 Save £30 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
8 Sep 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 4 £515.00 £495.00 Save £20 off pp - last rooms remaining Book Now
5 Oct 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
8 Oct 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 4 £475.00 £435.00 Save £40 off pp Save £10 per night Book Now
15 Oct 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 4 £475.00 £435.00 Save £40 off pp Save £10 per night Book Now
26 Oct 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 7 £699.00 £629.00 Save £70 Per Person Book Now
26 Oct 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 3 £325.00 £295.00 Save £30 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
29 Oct 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 4 £425.00 £385.00 Save £40 off pp Save £10 per night Book Now
2 Nov 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 7 £699.00 £599.00 Save £100 Per Person Book Now
2 Nov 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 3 £325.00 £295.00 Save £30 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
5 Nov 2018 WYBOB - Guided Walking - Whitby 4 £425.00 £385.00 Save £40 off pp Save £10 per night Book Now

Prices are per person


  • Premium single room: £15 per night
  • Premium twin/double room: £15 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

We like to reward early bookers with our best rooms so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note that we aren't able to take room number requests as we are unable to guarantee them. 

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