Guided Walking at Whitby

North York Moors

Code: WYBOB

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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • Hills & moorland

Level

  • Easier
  • Easy
  • Medium
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Difficulty indicator

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 use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £187.50 - 3 to 7 nights

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Holiday overview

A Guided Walking holiday based in Whitby is the ideal way to explore the coast, with its picturesque fishing villages, cliffs, moorland and green valleys within the North York Moors National Park.

Holiday highlights

  • The best wild moorland and rocky coastlines of the North York Moors National Park
  • Stay at Whitby with its bustling harbour, iconic ruined abbey and Dracula connection
  • Enjoy superb coastal walks to the villages of Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay with their winding cobbled streets
  • Take a trip on the famous North Yorkshire Moors railway
  • Discover the Heartbeat village of Goathland featured in the TV series

Great reasons to join us

  • Great value: all prices include Full Board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, and light-hearted evening activities
  • Choice: choose from up to 3 guided walks each walking day, with expert guides
  • Accommodation: 4-star Larpool Hall stands in charming grounds with delightful views over the Esk Valley
  • Sociability: we pride ourselves on the social atmosphere of our holidays - walk together, eat together and relax together

Accommodation

The splendid Georgian mansion, Larpool Hall, commands a wonderful position above the harbour town of Whitby. With excellent accommodation and spacious public rooms it is a most attractive base for our 4-star Visit Britain Guest Accommodationwalking and leisure activity holidays.  

We also have a lodge in the grounds of Larpool Hall, ideal for families or groups of friends.

Bedrooms

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.

Our classic bedrooms offer comfortable accommodation and an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower. They also have TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Single rooms are available for an extra £8 per night.

You can enjoy extra space or exceptional views plus additional facilities including a towelling robe and complimentary slippers when you upgrade to a premium bedroom. Premium rooms are available at just £5 extra per person per night.    

If you are travelling with your family, we have a selection of 3 and 4-bedded family bedrooms. These have all the facilities of our classic rooms plus full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk beds or occasional beds for children.

A limited number of value twin rooms are available at a discount of £8 per person per night and value single rooms with a £5 per night discount. Our value rooms have the same facilities as our classic rooms, but bathroom facilities are nearby rather than en-suite.

The lodge at Whitby

The Whitby lodge is a comfortable, self-contained lodge in the grounds of Larpool Hall, available to book for holidays.  

The lodge has two twin bedrooms, one double bedroom, two bathrooms and a lounge with double sofa bed. It will sleep up to eight people, making it ideal for families, groups of friends or even couples who would like the luxury of some extra space.

You can book the whole lodge for any holiday at Whitby – Walking, Leisure Activities, and Country House Escapes. All holidays are Full Board, with breakfast and dinner served in Larpool Hall (only 30 metres away), and our famous self-select picnic lunch. When you book the lodge for 3 or more persons you can receive a discount of 15% off the price of your booking.

For more information, contact our friendly Reservations team on 0345 470 7558.
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Facilities

All our Country Houses are tailored to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and have excellent boot and drying rooms.

Larpool Hall has a large lounge with a central dance floor. This connects with the spacious bar and the outdoor terrace to provide a very comfortable and flexible space. There are also two smaller lounges and an attractive dining room. A range of board games and books is available. Free WiFi is available in the public rooms.

There are extensive views from the front of the house across the Esk Valley. The gardens include a putting green and croquet lawn.

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Food

All holidays at our Country Houses are Full Board with all meals included, from dinner on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast. Choose from a wide selection on the cold buffet and/or a full cooked breakfast. Maybe enjoy a lighter option of fruit and yoghurt followed by scrambled egg, go for porridge followed by a full English breakfast, or select something in between.

Choose from our famous self-select picnic lunches - everything you need to keep you going on a day outdoors. Your own choice of sandwiches is prepared to order, and you can add crisps and snacks, fruit, nuts, chocolate bars, sweets and biscuits as you wish.     

The relaxed dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses. With tables seating up to 10 and no seating plan, it offers a great opportunity to get to know your fellow guests. There is always a choice of dishes for every course, featuring good British cooking and often local specialities. A vegetarian option is always available.

All our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

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Evening

Guided Walking: enjoy a glass of wine or local beer in the bar before a talk about the next day's walks. After dinner there will be an activity or entertainment which you will be welcome to join. These vary from week to week but could include a talk about Whitby's colourful history from a visiting speaker or a team quiz. In summer our guests love our open-top bus ride around the town (most Tuesday nights in the summer). Alternatively if you prefer, feel free to just relax in our lounge or bar.

Leisure Activities: many of our Leisure Activities holidays continue into the evening with programmed sessions. Other holidays will have the evenings free, and you will be welcome to join in other social activities that may be happening in the house.

Family holidays: our activity leaders are on hand to organise children’s activities and games for younger children before dinner. These could include rounders, outdoor games, or crafts. After dinner there are further activities for the whole family.

Self-Guided Walking: there may be evening social activities happening in the house during your holiday, and you will be most welcome to join in. However, not all self-guided holidays will have evening activities available – if these are important to you, please check before booking.

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Accessibility

Larpool Hall is accessible to wheelchair users 

Arrival & car parking facilities

  • There is a large car parking area at the front of the house for 30-40 cars
  • There are 9 stone steps up to the front door, each of the steps is 2.4m wide and 5.5 inches high. Front steps have a handrail
  • The outside area is made of large gravel with good lighting
  • Disabled car parking for 2 cars in the back courtyard with a level access to the house via the back door. No steps 

Main entrance & reception

  • General office is situated off the entrance hall
  • The entrance hall with tiled floor measures 10m x 6m 

Public areas - hall, stairs, landing, corridors etc

  • The house has 3 floors. The ground floor consists of the entrance hall, 2 lounges, the dining room, a games room, a ladies rest room, the main function room and 2 guest bedrooms
  • The bar area and the gents rest room are 6 steps down from the ground floor level. There is a handrail in the centre of the steps
  • All carpeted, except the bar area, which have non-slip flooring
  • All corridors on the ground floor are 5 feet in width, with no ramps or grab rails 

Public areas - lounge & bar

  • The lounge has comfortable chairs, tables and a fire place.
  • The minimum main door width is 36 inches. The minimum back door width is 29 inches
  • The lounge measures 5.8m by 5m 

Public WCs

  • Both the ladies and gents are situated on the ground floor. Gents accessed via 6 steps
  • The door width to the ladies is 29 inches and the cubicle door width is 26 inches. Toilet seat height is 17 inches
  • Main door to the gents is 32 inches wide and the cubicle door is 29 inches wide. The toilet seat height is 17 inches and the urinal height is 24 inches 

Dining room

  • The carpeted dining room is on the ground floor with level access
  • The door width is 35 inches
  • It has 5 round tables (28 inches high), each seating up to 9 guests. The chairs (18 inches high) have soft fabric seats and wooden back rests
  • All furniture is easily movable
  • The breakfast / picnic room is off the dining room, accessed via 2 steps with a handrail to the right. Both steps are 7 inches deep
  • Continental breakfast buffet with waitress service for cooked foods and hot drinks. Waitress service at dinner 

Outdoor facilities

  • There are 14 acres of grounds and gardens. Excellent outdoor lighting
  • Patio area with garden furniture and umbrellas. Level access to the patio 

Bedrooms 

  • There are another 4 bedrooms that are suitable for those with mobility issues
  • All rooms are en-suite, most with shower 

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

Itinerary

Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day – you can choose an Easier Walk one day and switch to a Harder Walk the next

HF Holidays walks level 1 easier

 

Easier Walks   

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

 

Medium Walks        

HF Holidays walks level 3 medium

 

Harder Walks 


We’ve a fantastic selection of walks for 2016 - see below. Please check back here in November for any variations for our 2017 holidays.


Group A: Along the Esk Valley

Easier Walk: We explore Grosmont – where the North York Moors steam railway ends – before walking along bridleways and ancient stone trods to Sleights and Briggswath. With great views, we walk up to the magnificent Ruswarp Viaduct and back along the old railway track. 7 miles (11km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: Today we follow an old toll road to Grosmont, before making our way to Sleights and Briggswath. Crossing the Esk via the Ruswarp Viaduct we walk back along the old railway track. 8 miles (13km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: From the ancient woodlands of Arncliffe Woods to the stepping stones of Egton Bridge and the moors around Grosmont we reach the Ruswarp Viaduct.  Our route back is along the railway track. 10 miles (16km) with 1,200 feet (360m) of ascent.  


Group B: Along the Smugglers’ Coast

Easier Walk: We begin by exploring the village of Staithes. Then we rejoin our coach, which drops us off in the village of Runswick Bay with its broad sandy beach. A short walk along the beach (tides permitting) to Kettleness and then via the old railway track to Sandsend. 6 miles (9.5km) with 900 feet (270m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: After exploring the village of Staithes, we climb out of the village and along the cliff tops, passing Port Mulgrave on our way to the quaint village of Runswick Bay. A short walk along the beach (tides permitting) to Kettleness and on to Sandsend.  9 miles (14.5km) with 1,500 feet (450m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: From Boulby Cliffs we enjoy fine views while taking the coastal path all the way down to sea level at Staithes. Along cliff tops we pass through the tiny Port Mulgrave and Runswick Bay. A short walk along the beach (tides permitting) to Kettleness and Sandsend. 12 miles (19km) with 1,900 feet (570m) of ascent.


Group C: Captain Cook country

Easier Walk: From Kildale we walk 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 Great Ayton where James Cook lived as a child. There will be the opportunity here to visit the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum 7 miles (11km) with 1000 feet (300m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: Starting at the Pinchinthorpe Visitor Centre near Guisborough we walk through woods and take a gradual ascent to the summit of Roseberry Topping. 8 miles (13km) with 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: A circular walk from Great Ayton, taking in Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook’s monument. 10 miles (16km) with 1,700 feet (510m) of ascent. 


Group D: Cleveland Way and Ravenscar Coast

Easier Walk: From Beast Cliff the Cleveland Way leads us to Ravenscar. Following the sweep of the coastline, either along the seashore or along the cliff-top, we reach the old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. 7 miles (11km) with 1,100 feet (330m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: From Hayburn Wyke we walk through a nature reserve to Beast Cliff and Ravenscar, and on to Robin Hood’s Bay via seashore or cliff-top paths. 8 miles (13km) with 1,700 feet (510m) of ascent.  Harder Walk: From Cloughton to Robin Hood’s Bay via the coastal path, Hayburn  Wyke and Ravenscar. 10 miles (16km) with 2,000 feet (600m) of ascent. 


Group E: Moorland walks from Saltersgate to Pickering

Easier Walk: We walk along the moor from Saltersgate to Levisham and Newtondale, then take a ride on the North York Moors steam train to the market town of Pickering.  There will be time to visit Beck Isle Museum, the award-winning treasure house of Ryedale, and see in Pickering Church, the most complete set of medieval wall paintings in Britain. 5 miles (8km) with 500 feet (150m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: This walk takes us deep into the Hole of Horcum and on to Levisham and Farwath before following field tracks to Pickering. 10 miles (16km) with 900 feet (270m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: From Saltersgate we follow the Old Wife’s Way past Blakey Topping en route to the sandstone outcrop of Bridestones.  Then it is on to Pickering via Levisham. 12 miles (19km) with 1,200 feet (360m) of ascent.  


Group F: The Ravenscar coast

Easier Walk: 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. 7 miles (11km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: This walk also starts from Robin Hood’s Bay but follows the coastline throughout, with possible sightings of cormorants at Saltwick Bay on our route back to Whitby. 9 miles (14.5km) with 1,600 feet (480m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: Walking from Ravenscar we head to the coast via Stoupe Beck and Boggle Hole, then to Robin Hood’s Bay,  Saltwick Bay and back to Whitby. 11 miles (17.5km) with 2,100 feet (630m) of ascent.  


Group G: Dales of the Esk Way

Easier Walk: From Commondale village we head to the market town of Castleton and on to Danby Lodge with its National Park Centre. 6 miles (10km) with 600 feet (180m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: Starting high on the moors, we follow an ancient trod down into Great Fryup Dale, crossing the head of the valley before regaining the high ground of Danby Rigg which leads us towards Danby Castle then to the Moors Centre at Danby, where there are excellent interpretive displays and a rolling programme of exhibitions by local artists. 8 miles (13km) with 1,200 feet (360m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: Starting from Castleton we contour around Westerdale Moor to Westerdale village, where an ascent of Castleton Rigg takes us to Danby Dale and Danby Rigg before reaching Danby Lodge. 10 miles (16km) with 1,800 feet (540m) of ascent.     


Group H: Heartbeat country around Goathland

Easier Walk: Today we take a circular route from Goathland (Aidensfield) in television’s Heartbeat and Hogsmeade in Harry Potter to Grosmont returning along the old railway trackbed. 7 miles (11km) with 900 feet (270m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: Starting above the Hole of Horcum we descend steeply into Newtondale, where we may see a steam train as we cross the railway. Forest and moorland tracks lead us over Simon Howe to the village of Goathland. 8 miles (13km) with 1100 feet (330m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: We follow the route of the Medium walk as far as Simon Howe, before descending to Wheeldale and a stretch of the Roman Road. Our route continues to Goathland via Mallyan Spout and the old railway track incline. 11 miles (17.5 km) with 1,500 (450m) of ascent.  


Group I: Smugglers’ Coast Along The Cleveland Way

Easier Walk: From the high cliff at Boulby with  its spectacular views, we follow the coast to  Staithes, where there will be the opportunity  to visit the fascinating Captain Cook and  Staithes Heritage Centre, an informative  glimpse into the history of this unusual fi shing  village. We then continue to the pretty village of Runswick Bay. 6 miles (9.5km) with 900 feet (270m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: We start at Skinningrove, once a focal point for alum and ironstone mining, before heading to Boulby Cliff,  Staithes and Runswick Bay. 8 miles (13km) with 1,600 feet (480m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: Walking from the Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn, we head for Skinningrove and follow the route of the medium group to Runswick Bay. 11 miles (17.5km) with 2,100 feet (630m) of ascent.  


Group J: Deep into The North York Moors 

Easier Walk: Leaving Rosedale Abbey – the 19th century centre for ironstone mining – we follow the valley to Lastingham before following quiet roads and woodland paths to Hutton-Le-Hole. 7 miles (11km) with 800 feet (240 m) of ascent. 

Medium Walk: Starting from high up on Blakey Ridge we descend into the valley of Farndale to the River Dove before heading to Hutton-le-Hole. 8 miles (13km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent. 

Harder Walk: This 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. 13 miles (21km) with 1,400 feet (420m) of ascent.  

2016 Walking Programmes

7 night holidays: 5 days of walking and a free day on the Monday (unless otherwise stated)

Walks A-E: Fri 11 March; Fri 22 April; Fri 6, 20 May; Sat 4, 25 June (free day on Wednesday); Sat 2, 9, 23 July (free day on Wednesday); Sat 13 August (free day on Wednesday); Sat 3 September (free day on Wednesday), Fri 16, 30 September 

Walks F-J: Fri 1 April; Sat 28 May (free day on Wednesday); Sat 18 June (free day on Wednesday); Sat 16 July (free day on Wednesday); Sat 27 August (free day on Wednesday); Fri 23 September; Fri 21 October  

4 night holidays: 3 days of walking

Walks C, D & E: Mon 14 March; Mon 11, 25 April; Mon 9, 23 May; Sat 2 July; Mon 3, 17, 31 October 

Walks H, I & J: Mon 4 April; Mon 16 May; Mon 26 September; Mon 10 October, Mon 24 October;

Walks H, I & C: Mon 7 November 

Walks F, G & H: Sat 28 May; Sat 18 June; Sat 16, 30 July; Sat 27 August 

Walks: A, B & C: Sat 4, 25 June; Sat 9, 23 July; Sat 13 August; Sat 3 September 

3 night holidays: 2 days of walking

Walks A & B: Fri 11 March; 8, 22 April; 6, 20 May; Wed 6 July; Fri 30 September 

Walks F & G: Fri 1, 15 April; Fri 23 September; Fri 21 October 

Walks I & J: Wed 1, 22 June; Wed 20 July; Wed 31 August

Walks: D & E: Wed 8, 29 June; Wed 13, 27 July; Wed 17 August; Wed 7 September 


Holiday information

Terrain and transport: Easier Walks are on generally good paths with some short steep sections and steps. Medium and Harder Walks have occasional steeper and rougher sections. All footpaths and tracks may be slippery after rain.

On some days the walks start or finish at Larpool Hall; on other days we use hired transport at the start and/or end of the walks. The cost of all transport to and from the walks is included in the price of your holiday.

Our guests: The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There is normally a good mix of ages, of new guests and 'regulars' from Britain and overseas, and of people travelling alone, with a partner or with friends.

Free day: Each seven night holiday has a day without any organised walks, so you can explore the North York Moors independently.

In the evenings: Your leaders will inform you about the choice of walks for the next day and answer any questions you may have. After a sociable evening meal you could join in an organised activity such as a quiz or a talk about the local area, relax in the bar or use the Country House facilities.

On most of our holidays during the summer months you can join an open-top bus tour of Whitby on a Tuesday evening.  The tour has a guide and full commentary – there is an additional cost and you can book and pay at the house.  We’ll have an earlier dinner and provide hot drinks on returning to the house.

Which break for me

Guided Walking

Our 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.

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


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 Fri 17 and Mon 20 March 2017 - see the 'Dates & Prices' tab

See our full list of Classic Breaks


Guided Walking for Solos

We 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

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!

Whitby 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. www.english-heritage.org.uk//whitby-abbey

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. www.sjt.uk.com

North 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. www.nymr.co.uk

Staithes            
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.

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. www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Castle 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. www.castlehoward.co.uk

York
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. www.yorkminster.org  www.nrm.org.uk or www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

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. www.trailways.info

Travel

Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ND.

By train: The nearest railway station to Larpool Hall is Whitby. However, you may find that the journey to Scarborough station is more convenient.  For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

By taxi: The 2 mile journey from Whitby station takes approximately 10 minutes, with a cost of around £6 per taxi. The 21 mile journey from Scarborough rail station takes approximately 40 minutes, with a cost of around £30. Every year we negotiate a pre-booked rate for these journeys. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. We recommend pre-booking your taxi and the taxi company will arrange shared taxis wherever possible. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Larpool Hall Manager.

By car: Most guests approach Whitby via the A171 from Teeside or the A169 from Pickering and Malton; these roads converge at a roundabout about 2 miles from 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 with free parking. 

To help you plan your journey, use www.traveline.info

Reviews

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22 Sep 2016, 11:45 a.m.

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Very well organised, excellent service.

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Accommodation and food first class. Walks also good in a lovely area
14 Sep 2016, 6:33 p.m.

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They are ideal for walkers. The walks are well planned and led.

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The food was what let the holiday down. There are better gluten free products on the market than the ones that were provided. Walks, cleanliness of hotel, staff and everything about the accommodation were excellent.
13 Sep 2016, 11:38 a.m.

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Very comfortable house with very attentive staff

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Some walks more interesting than others. Difficulty of the walks varied very much within each grade.
13 Sep 2016, 10:02 a.m.

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Meals good but 2 evenings the meat was tough and rubbery.
13 Sep 2016, 9:37 a.m.

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We are having five hf holidays this year and food is beginning to be a problem most main meals are severely short on vegetables why are they not served sepately as in the past.

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We are still enjoying our hf holidays but can't understate the problem with lack of veg when you have walked 10 miles or so a hearty meal is required we could ask for more but feel it should not be necessary.
9 Sep 2016, 4:30 p.m.

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Really like HF holidays as they provide 3 levels of walks with experienced walk leaders. The country houses I've visited have always been in excellent locations and the staff work hard to provide a very good service.

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Would have got excellent, as I really enjoyed the holiday, however, the evening meals need to be improved.
6 Sep 2016, 4:23 p.m.

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Could be soo much better if you have a good working electronic assistant; most companies have a 'My HF Holidays' (or similar) button; may the mail arrives properly addressed too?

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The walking bit was truly excellent. The house needs some (wifi very poor, food poor) improvement.
6 Sep 2016, 4:18 p.m.

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holiday generally good but some areas could be improved
6 Sep 2016, 7:37 a.m.

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Found Whitby to be one of the best HF locations
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We've had several HF holidays each year since 2002

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  • Standard single room: (2016) £8 per night; (2017) no supplement
  • Premium single room: £15 per night (2017 only)
  • Premium twin/double room: (2016) £5 per person per night; (2017) £10 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: (2016) £5 per person; (2017) £10 per person