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Cleveland Way near Sutton Bank Credit Ben Read PhotographyCleveland Way near Sutton Bank Credit Ben Read Photography

Whether you’re after a breathtaking clifftop stroll, an epic long distance hike following the 109-mile Cleveland Way, a springtime wander through the daffodil dale, or a yomp that takes in the dramatic rock crags known as the Wainstones, we have walks to suit every occasion and level of challenge.

For those who prefer to go on a guided walk, there are plenty of options too.

Social adventures with a difference

Large Outdoors Credit David Richardson/Large Outdoors

Gareth and the rest of the Large Outdoors team have years’ of experience guiding walkers across the North York Moors. Book onto one of their group trips and discover some of our must-see landmarks as well as quieter spots in the National Park. Some weekends include yoga and meditation options.

Alternatively, if you’re up for a longer hike, then the 24-mile Castle to Abbey Challenge which Large Outdoors organises might appeal, following the Cleveland Way National Trail between Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey.

Start planning your next adventure.

Learn Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking Credit Coast & Moors Nordic Walking

Nordic walking devotees Pat and Jo from Coast & Moors Nordic Walking are great coaches which means that within minutes, newcomers to the sport are confidently striding out. They lead small groups, from beginners to experienced Nordic walkers, along coastal and inland routes.

This year you can join them on a series of days where they venture into lesser known parts of the National Park, following quiet footpaths in places such as Snotterdale and Raisdale.

Try it out and book a Nordic walking taster session.

In search of smugglers and ghosts

Whitby Storyteller credit Glen Fiztpatrick

If you looking for a stroll through history, then the Whitby Storyteller, aka Rose Rylands, is just the person to accompany you.

Walk with Rose along the cobbled streets of Whitby and you’ll be captivated by the ancient stories of this seafaring port while in Robin’s Hood Bay, she’ll recount tales of ghosts and smuggling antics that went on in the tunnels and the maze of narrow alleyways in the village.

Rose’s storytelling tours can be booked here.