North York Moors Self-Guided Walking Tour 2022

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4, 5 or 8 Days / 3, 4 or 7 Nights
Availability : March to November
Start: Larpool Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
End: Larpool Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
North York Moors Self-Guided Walking Tour: 3, 4 or 7 nights based at Larpool Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Enjoy a break at Whitby with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape. Larpool Hall – our country house – sits in an elevated position with sweeping views across the Esk Valley. The house is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and features a Discovery Point packed full of information which will help you plan your days out. The North York Moors and North Yorkshire coast are both nearby – both with endless walking options. There are also heritage railways, the ruins of Whitby Abbey and the Whitby to Scarborough Cycle Trail in the local area. Enjoy hearty food, use our detailed route notes and maps and make the most of this wonderful location.

North York Moors Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions, for exploring the local area
  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of the North York Moors
  • Explore windswept headlands and smugglers haunts of the Yorkshire coast
  • Marvel at the magical inland moors where sweetly scented heather creates a carpet of colour
  • Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about the Moors history 
  • Choose a relaxed pace of discovery and get some fresh air in one of England’s most beautiful walking areas
  • Explore picturesque Whitby
  • Visit the famous Abbey that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Spend the evenings in the sociable atmosphere of Larpool Hall

Pick Up Location & TIme

Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ND (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Larpool Hall
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • Use of Discovery Point Library at the country house - stocked with maps, walks and local area information
  • Free time to explore the area

Meals

All meals from dinner on arrival day, to breakfast on departure day
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily lunch
  • Daily dinner
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest railway stations is Whitby)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Local expenses such as transportation
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Unpack Once!

Go where you want, when you want. Take a relaxing stroll or try something more challenging. All our country houses have a Discovery Point with maps, guidebooks and local walks directions to help you tailor your stay.

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
North York Moors Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3

Walking Grades Explained:

  • Grades 1 & 2 – Leisurely walking grades
  • Grades 3 & 4 – Moderate walking grades
  • Grades 5 & 6 – Challenging walking grades
What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
Itinerary

Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. 

Accommodation: Larpool Hall (D)

Free Days

Check out the Discovery Point Library at the country house – stocked with maps, walks and local area information. 

For stays of 3 nights, you will have 2 days at your choice.

For stays of 4 nights, you will have 3 days at your choice.

For stays of 7 nights, you will have 6 days at your choice.

Accommodation: Larpool Hall (B, L, D)

Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Local Area

North York MoorsLarpool Hall

During your stay at Larpool Hall you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest, either in your free time on your journey to and from Whitby or on your self-guided holiday:

Whitby is a bustling harbour town and a popular tourist destination. From Larpool Hall it is a 1½ miles downhill walk, or a short drive to the town centre. The town has a full range of facilities including shops, banks, pubs and cafés. If you don’t mind the queue, the Magpie café on the waterfront is said to serve England’s best fish and chips! 

Whitby Abbey

The iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey command a wonderful position above the harbour and can be reached by climbing the famous 199 steps. About 10 minutes’ drive or a 1½ mile walk.

Staithes

The pretty fishing village of Staithes is a pleasant spot to visit. Young children may well recognise the village as the setting for Old Jack’s Boat on CBeebies. Around 25 minutes’ drive from Whitby.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates steam trains over its 18 mile line between Grosmont and Pickering and in the summer some trains continue over the branch line to Whitby. This is a highly scenic route: one reason why the line has become Britain’s most visited steam railway. The well-kept and historic stations are worth seeing for their own sake and you may well recognise Goathland which has doubled as ‘Adensfield’ on the Heartbeat TV series, and as ‘Hogsmeade’ in the Harry Potter films. Either join the train at Whitby, or at Grosmont, about 20 minutes’ drive away.

Scarborough & Stephen Joseph Theatre

Scarborough is a quintessential Victorian seaside resort with plenty of attractions for both young and old. The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the renowned playwright. It has two theatres – the round and the McCarthy which doubles as a cinema, plus a restaurant and shop.

Whitby To Scarborough Cycle Trail

This superb trail uses the route of disused railway line and offers miles of traffic-free cycling, often with
outstanding sea views. The trail passes right next to Larpool Hall and heads south to Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, or – if you are feeling keen – to Scarborough. Bikes can be hired at nearby Hawsker.

Rydale Folk Museum

The Rydale Folk Museum is located at Hutton-Le-Hole, about 50 minutes’ drive from Whitby. This pretty village west of Pickering that has a feel of a Cotswold village, being built of mellow stone and with a stream though the middle. The museum houses exhaustive displays of rural life and crafts in buildings spread over several acres.

Castle Howard

Located near Malton about an hour’s drive from Whitby, Castle Howard is one of Britain’s grandest stately homes. It is well known as the location for the TV series Brideshead Revisited. Today the house is still owned by the Howard family and the building hosts many exhibitions & events throughout the year. Also of interest are the extensive gardens that contain a formal rose garden and elegant ponds and fountains.

York

One of Britain’s most attractive historic cities, York is about a 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Larpool Hall. Attractions include the City Walls Trail, York Minster, the National Railway Museum, and the Yorvik Viking Centre.

Dates and Prices
3 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: March 4, 11, 18, 25 $800 $920
2022: April 1 $800 $920
2022: April 8, 19, 22 $880 $1,000
2022: April 29 $920 $1,040
2022: May 6, 13, 20 $920 $1,040
2022: June 17, 24 $920 $1,040
2022: July 1, 8, 15, 29 $920 $1,040
2022: August 12, 19, 30 $920 $1,040
2022: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $920 $1,040
2022: October 14, 21 $880 $1,000
2022: October 28 $800 $920
2022: November 4, 11, 18, 25 $800 $920
4 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: March 7, 14, 21, 28 $1,000 $1,160
2022: April 4 $1,000 $1,160
2022: April 11, 15, 25 $1,140 $1,300
2022: May 9, 16, 23 $1,230 $1,390
2022: June 6, 20, 27 $1,230 $1,390
2022: July 4, 11, 18 $1,230 $1,390
2022: August 1, 15, 22, 26 $1,230 $1,390
2022: September 5, 12, 19, 26 $1,230 $1,390
2022: October 3 $1,230 $1,390
2022: October 10, 17, 24 $1,140 $1,300
2022: October 31 $1,000 $1,160
2022: November 7, 14, 28 $1,000 $1,160
7 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: March 4, 11, 25 $1,700 $1,980
2022: April 1 $1,700 $1,980
2022: April 8, 15 $1,880 $2,160
2022: May 6, 13, 20 $2,080 $2,360
2022: June 24 $2,080 $2,360
2022: July 1, 8, 15, 29 $2,080 $2,360
2022: August 12, 19, 26 $2,080 $2,360
2022: September 2, 9, 16, 30 $2,1080 $2,360
2022: October 14, 21 $1,880 $2,160
2022: October 28 $1,700 $1,980
2022: November 4, 25 $1,700 $1,980

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

Travel Details:
Address is: Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ND

By Rail:
The nearest railway station to Larpool Hall is at Whitby, However, you may find that travelling to Scarborough station is more convenient.

By Taxi:
The 2 mile journey from Whitby station takes approximately 10 minutes, with a cost of around £6 per 4 seat taxi. The 21 mile journey from Scarborough rail station takes approximately 40 minutes, with a cost of around £30 per 4 seat taxi. Please note these are 2019 prices relevant to a 4-seat taxi and should only be taken as a guide. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Abbey Taxis, our current recommended taxi company, can confirm prices on booking. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Abbey Taxis*
Tel: +44 (0) 1947 601212
Email: whitbytaxis2012@gmail.com
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Larpool Hall Manager.
*Abbey Taxis is not owned or managed by us.

By Bus:
The 93 bus runs regularly between Scarborough station and Whitby. As you approach Whitby, alight by the Larpool Industrial Estate. From here it is an 800 metre walk to Larpool Hall.

By Car:
Most guests approach Whitby via the A171 from Teesside or the A169 from Pickering and Malton; these roads converge at a roundabout about 2 miles outside Whitby. After this roundabout and as you approach Whitby, cross another roundabout then turn right at the traffic lights signposted to Scarborough. Cross the large bridge over the River Esk, then immediately turn right into Larpool Lane. Towards the top of the hill take the  arrowing road of Larpool Drive. Larpool Hall is directly ahead at the end of this road. A free car park is available in the grounds.

Hotel Descriptions
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Larpool Hall

Escape to Whitby, whose handsome harbour and medieval streets are famously the setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula and home to the world’s best fish and chips, for a stay in Larpool Hall. This imposing Grade II listed Georgian mansion has been part of the town for hundreds of years and has evolved to offer an updated take on traditional hospitality. The Hall retains its original grandeur and styling, while offering guests the perfect mix of contemporary comforts to deliver a large amount of atmosphere and character. Sweep up the magnificent staircase, marvel at the impressive fireplaces, watch through the large picture windows and feel yourself transported. With 29 rooms, 14 acres of attractive grounds and views over the Esk Valley, you couldn’t be better placed. Step out to explore the coast, Captain Cook country or walk on the Cleveland Way. Discover Robin Hood’s Bay and hunt for fossils or head deep into the North York Moors for a contrasting landscape carpeted in sweetly scented heather.

Address: Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ND

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the Hall’s smartly presented rooms, where contemporary design touches complement the original architecture and features. With 29 bedrooms, Larpool Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best Rooms to choose from. Choose the very spacious Room 15 on the ground floor for its lemon and grey styling, super-comfy sofa in front of a large fireplace and views across the Esk Valley. Climb to Room 2 on the first floor for similarly expansive vistas from the front of the house, or settle in under the eaves and exposed beams of beautiful Room 30 on the second floor of the house.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, multi-purpose activity room, three lounges, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring the tight and twisty streets of Whitby or the windswept headlands and smugglers’ haunts of the Yorkshire coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax outside in the pretty courtyard or stroll the 14 acres of grounds and gardens with their manicured lawns and mature trees. Grab a well-thumbed copy of Dracula and hole up in the lounge, or join fellow guests in the large ballroom with its comfy seating and central dance floor to discuss your own adventures. The small, sociable bar provides another great space in which to relax.

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