Self-guided Walking at Whitby

North York Moors

Code: WYPOA

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  • Coastal
  • Free WiFi
  • Hills & moorland

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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 £159.00 - 2 to 7 nights

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Holiday overview

Enjoy a break at Whitby with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape. Our Country House, with its extensive views over the Esk Valley, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed walk notes, and an inspirational location from which to explore the stunning North York Moors and nearby coastline.

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Accommodation

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.

Green Tourism silver award

Choose your room

Classic Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• TV
• Hairdryer 
• Tea and coffee-making facilities
• Single rooms are available at no extra charge
Premium Rooms
• Check-in from 1:30pm
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views
• Toweling robe, complimentary  slippers
• Same facilities as our classic rooms 
• Available from an extra £10 per person per night
Family Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• 3 or 4 beds
• Same facilities as our classic rooms 
• Full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk or occasional beds for children

Facilities

• 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

Dining

All 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

An example of Whitby chocolate fudge cake an option for dessert

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the bar


Just 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.

Accessibility

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

Self guided walks

To make the most of your break use the Discovery Point at Larpool Hall - the starting point for your outdoor adventure. 

You'll find our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow contain route maps, and information about the places of interest on the walk. There's also a comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks.

Discovery Points, perfect for Self-Guided holidaysWhen you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why not explore picturesque Whitby, or visit the famous Abbey that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.


During your stay at Whitby you can enjoy the following recommended routes:

Quaint fishing village of StaithesLaid back walks HF Holidays walks level 1 easier

Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the beautiful scenery. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

  • Captain Cook's Monument - 1 mile
  • Larpool Hall to Whitby - 3 miles
  • Whitby and the Abbey - 3 miles
  • Runswick Bay to Staithes - 3 miles  Sample route - Runswick Bay to Staithes 
  • Roseberry Topping - 4 miles
  • Goathland to Grosmont - 4 miles

Rolling coutryside of the Esk ValleyLeg stretcher walks HF Holidays walks level 1 easier HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

Some longer walks including some stretches along the Cleveland Way. Experience a true flavour of the North York Moors & Coast as you follow these varied routes.

  • Whitby Abbey - 5 miles
  • Whitby circuit - 7 miles
  • Roseberry Topping & Captain Cook's Monument - 7 miles

 


Walkers on the Cleveland WayFull on walks HF Holidays walks grade 2 easyHF Holidays walks level 3 medium

For those who love to stride out for some longer walks on the coastal path or over the moors.

  • Grosmont & Goathland circuit - 8 miles
  • Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby - 8 miles  Sample route - Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby
  • Sandsend to Staithes - 8 miles
  • Along the cliffs to Whitby Abbey - 9 miles
  • Newtondale to Grosmont - 11 miles
  • Cloughton to Whitby - 18 miles

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

 

 

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. www.nymr.co.uk

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

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

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

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. www.castlehoward.co.uk

 

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

 

Travel

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 www.nationalrail.co.uk 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.

Bus

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 www.traveline.info 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 www.nationalrail.co.uk 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 www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

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

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9 Mar 2018 WYPOA - Self-guided Walking - Whitby 7 £615.00 £515.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
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  • Premium twin/double room: £10 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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