Category: North York Moors

The North York Moors is an upland area in north-eastern Yorkshire, England. It contains one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. The area was designated as a National Park in 1952, through the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. Covering an area of 554 sq mi (1,430 km2), the National Park has a population of 23,380. It is administered by the North York Moors National Park Authority, whose head office is based in Helmsley.

Successful Charity Walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Ian Hardcastle and Tamzin Lafford successfully completed the 13-mile trek to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society on 22nd July – a day when the weather was mild and only slightly damp, which was a blessing considering the forecast of heavy rain!  The event was well organised, well provisioned and there was a really good-natured atmosphere.  The few hundred walkers taking part had, by the start of the event, raised over £290 000 towards the target of £300 000.  Many thanks to all you generous souls who have contributed – you are precious.  If anyone else would like to help the Alzheimer’s Society reach their goal and help more people, Ian’s JustGiving page is here and Tamzin’s is here.  They are open until mid-October.  Thank you so much!

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April 9th Osmotherley to Helmsley IMPORTANT


I had planned and mapped out 2 walks from Kepwick but in view of the narrowness of the roads in that area I have decided to omit them leaving 3 long walks from Osmotherley and 2 shorter walks from the A170.

This will hopefully help to avoid any unnecessary delays. So, other than the visit to Osmotherley, the coach will stick to A19 and A170.


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Ryedale – Cowesby to Helmsley, North York Moors on Saturday, 21 January 2012

Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Ryedale – Cowesby to Helmsley, North York Moors on Saturday, 21 January 2012

This is a reminder of the next walk and to provide you with the information sheet that has a map of the walks on the flip side. Instructions for booking your place are on the sheet which is attached.

Best wishes,


Information Sheet : 2012-01-NYM-Rydale-Walk-sheet

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