The aim of the North York Moors Walking Group is to bring like minded people of all ages together who want to enjoy a range of walks. Our walks are typically on hills and range from 6 miles to strenuous mountain days. Our aim is to help people wanting to improve their fitness, meet new friends and experience the full range of the beautiful countryside and weather the north of England has to offer throughout the year.
We have some of the best walking areas in the UK within easy reach. They not only feature some unbeatable scenery and dramatic views but through walking they also offer a great way of improving your health, fitness and general well-being. Relatively close by we have the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Coast all providing fantastic places to walk. The Coast to Coast path and the Cleveland Way both cross the North York Moors as do a number of other long distance routes. These areas form the basis for most of our events.
If you are looking to find a few friends to enjoy the outdoors then look no further. Age is not an issue to us, a fun-loving and sociable nature is more important. The Membership is principally drawn from the following areas:
The towns of the Tees Valley, including Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Redcar
Vale of York including Northallerton, Thirsk, Ripon, Harrogate as far south as York
Ryedale stretching as far as the coast at Scarborough
Everywhere else between
While our walks are aimed at everyone, a moderate amount of fitness is usually required. Some are ideal for new walkers who are just starting out and looking to improve their fitness, take in the scenery and enjoy each others company while others are for experienced hill walkers. Some walks are dog friendly.
There are often two or three day walks per week and we will occasionally organise weekends away based in bunkhouses, campsites, hostels or B&Bs to enable two or more days walking in other areas.
So, whether you are an experienced mountain walker or just a beginner, if you enjoy walking, keeping fit & socialising at the same time or you want to find new walking buddies then please consider joining the group. It will be good to meet you - we are a very friendly bunch.