North York Moors

For many of us a perfect walk is in a remote location with just stunning scenery for company. It becomes more than exercise, it’s a joy for the body and the soul.  There can be few better locations for such a walk than the North York Moors National Park.   A huge expanse of heather moorland (it actually has the largest area of heather moorland in England and Wales) as far as the eye can see, spectacular coastline adorned with towering cliffs, beautiful dales and woodland, all housed in the least populated national park in the country.

It was designated a national park the same year the Queen was made monarch. Not to be missed is the North Sea Trail and the Cleveland Way National Trail, itself an impressive 109 miles long.  Once you catch your breath you hopefully will have time to take in Robin Hood’s Bay and the monastic ruins at Rievaulx and Byland.