North York Moors – Coast To Coast Walk

The North York Moors in North Yorkshire is just a fantastic place to go walking. You can choose from short walks from a few hours to half a day or a full day. For the more adventurous there are plenty of opportunities to plan extended walks taking several days which allow you to experience the different aspects of the moors on your way, and experience some of the superb local Yorkshire Accommodation and Yorkshire food and drink, including the world famous Yorkshire Pudding and locally brewed ales.

A section of the well known Wainwright’s Coast To Coast Walk crosses right over the North York Moors from Ingleby Cross in the north west, to the beautiful coastal town of Robin Hoods Bay on the Yorkshire coast. Traditional Yorkshire accommodation is available at the Blue Bell Inn in Ingleby Cross with a whole range of walker friendly, cosy B&B’s and guest houses along the way and also at the end of the walk. Along the route you will experience the full beauty and remoteness of the moors, and if you are lucky see the splendid purple heather in full flower spreading out as far as the eye can see. You will also pass through quaint and equally remote Yorkshire villages, the wooded valley of Eskdale and along a section of the truly spectacular Yorkshire Heritage coast.

If you are feeling really adventurous you can complete the full 190 miles of the Coast To Coast walk starting at St Bees on the Cumbrian coast and walking through Cumbria into North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales, and then onto the North York Moors section described above. This will take you approximately 15 days. If you don’t have the time or the energy for the full walk then consider completing the North York Moors section only which will take you around 4 to 5 days. It will be a fantastic ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience and the aching limbs and blisters will be worth it!

This blog article has been written by John Shimeld (StayIn Ltd)

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