WELCOME in the spring on a free five-mile guided walk and sing-a-long between Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham on Sunday, April 6, at 1.30pm.

The walk is being led by Judith Wilson, a member of Malton’s Chanticleer Choir, who will be teaching participants various folk songs en route. There will also be an opportunity to visit and sing in St Mary’s Church at Lastingham.

The walk is part of a programme of free guided strolls in the North York Moors National Park that aim to get people active while increasing awareness of the area’s wildlife and heritage.

A number of the walks are suitable for families with activities such as scavenger and bug hunts along the way. Places are limited so booking is advisable.

Sally Smith, the National Park’s events and exhibitions coordinator, said: “More than just a walk in the park, our guided strolls are led by National Park rangers and a knowledgeable band of volunteers and specialists.

“Some offer an insight to the area’s hidden gems while others present a new take on an old favourite.

“All walks are taken at a gentle pace with plenty of opportunities to admire the wonderful views.”

To book a place on the walk, phone 01439 772738. The same walk will also take place on Wednesday, August 6.

Details of the guided walks and a range of other events organised by the National Park Authority, including workshops, festivals and children’s activities are available in Out and About in the North York Moors.

This free guide is available from the National Park and Tourist Information Centres and can be downloaded from northyorkmoors.org.uk