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Website launches national park walks
12:22pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
TWENTY-FOUR family strolls and moorland hikes have been launched on the national park’s website to celebrate North York Moors.
The website’s “Walking” section highlights the best walks in the national park, from short family rambles to all-day moorland treks.
The walks are between one mile and 11 miles, with many that can be completed in two or three hours – offering a taste of some of the most beautiful and dramatic locations in the national park.
Featured walks are spread across all areas of the national park, and also include several short walks suitable for wheelchairs and families with pushchairs.
Other walks take in local landmarks, historical monuments, woodlands, coastal areas and moorland villages, including Rievaulx Abbey, the Hole of Horcum, Robin Hood’s Bay, Hutton-le-Hole, the old Rosedale railway line and the daffodil fields in Farndale.
The 24 walks on the website are also available as free, downloadable guides, with a map, instructions and information about what to see and do along the way.
Jill Renney, information and interpretation manager for the national park authority, said: “We have wonderful, treasured landscapes here in the North York Moors, and walking really is one of the best ways to experience them, whether it is a stroll through bluebell woods in spring or a hike across the blazing heather moorland in summer.
“There are lots of inspiring ideas and images on the website, which we’re sure will encourage visitors and locals alike to explore this beautiful corner of Yorkshire on foot.”
There are 1,408 miles of rights of way in the national park – the equivalent of walking from North Yorkshire to the Italian city of Naples.
Walks and download route guides can be found for free, at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/walking
Walkers are invited to share their experiences and photos on Facebook and Twitter.
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