Made in collaboration with Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire, National Trails, Julia Bradbury and The Outdoor Guide
What are the National Trails?
The National Trails are long distance walks through some of the very best landscapes the UK has to offer. Along the way, you can expect your emotions to be lifted through exposure to varied wildlife and for your curiosity to be engaged through insights into the past. With 16 to choose from, there is something to suit everyone, regardless of age or ability.
The Cleveland Way
The 109 mile Cleveland Way National Trail spans heather-covered moorland and wild coastline, famous for being the landing place of Dracula. The area is rich with history and culture (we’ve heard the fish and chips isn’t bad either!)
With so many amazing sites to see it can be hard to figure out what route is best for you, which is why the National Trails team have put together some inspirational itineraries to help you.
Base yourself in the attractive market town of Helmsley, the start point (or the endpoint!) of the Cleveland Way. There is plenty to do in the town itself, whether you want to visit a ruined castle, admire art at the gallery, or try a tipple at the local brewery.
The real star of this trip, however, lies just beyond Helmsley. We mean, of course, the amazing hills and moorland of the North York Moors. There is some hard climbing and arguable some of the best views in England – that’s what famous vet James Herriott thought anyway!
Spirit of the Sea
Beginning in Filey, this section of the walk highlights the best of the North Yorkshire coast and the peaceful wolds. There are plenty of B&Bs in the charming Victorian town, to suit all budgets. After breakfast, there is a wealth of places to explore, whether you’re a keen birdwatcher, interested in exploring the past at one of many sites of historical significance, or just want to see the beautiful coast on foot.
You’ll be able to visit the gorgeous fishing town of Robin Hood’s Bay, the charming Victorian seaside holiday have at Scarborough and much more.