North York Moors Walking with Sightseeing Tour 2024

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : April 26 and September 20
Start: Larpool Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
End: Larpool Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
North York Moors Walking with Sightseeing Tour: 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.

These holidays offer a perfect mix of short, guided walks (4-5 miles), combined with time spent sightseeing. Visit a selection of standout highlights in the North York Moors with hassle-free coach travel and the help of an experienced leader.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Discovering the enchanting Rievaulx Abbey
  • Walking the clifftop coastal path Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Riding the North York Moors Railway through breathtaking scenery
  • Visiting the home of Captain Cook
  • Spending time in historic Whitby
  • Exploring some of the best sections of the Cleveland Way

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
  • Cream tea on arrival day
  • Cooked or continental breakfast daily (B)
  • Daily packed lunches (L)
  • Dinner each night: Three-course plus tea & coffee (D)
  • Guided walks and sightseeing visits with an experienced Leader
  • All transport to and from walks and sites of interest

Meals

All meals from dinner on arrival day, to breakfast on departure day
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 1 tea

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest railway station is Whitby)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Unpack Once!

Explore places of interest, beauty, heritage and wonder. Enjoy active guided sightseeing on relaxed-pace trips to revel in the history, landscapes, architecture and culture of your chosen destination. 

Walking tours with sightseeing include:

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from cream tea on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Knowledgeable leader
  • Transport between locations
  • Entrance fees are not included – choose locally 

The Walking tour with Sightseeing program is a combination of Guided Walking Tours and Discovery Tours to give you the best of both touring styles. 

Enjoy easier walks (6 – 8 km) that let sightseeing take center stage. We offer carefully-curated itineraries that balance sights, hikes, and activities. Let our experienced Leader introduce you to the heart of a region, highlighting the history, heritage, landmarks, wildlife, and more. 

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival. (D, T)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 2Skinninggrove & Staithes

Distance: 4 miles (6.5km)

Ascent: 650 feet (200m)

In summary: We start today’s walk in the seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, before following the rugged coastal path to the village of Skinningrove. We’ll delve into Skinningrove’s mining heritage with a visit to the Cleveland Ironstone Museum, then hop on the bus for a short journey to the fishing port of Staithes. Here we’ll have time to explore the alleyways of the old village, including the quaintly-named Dog Loup: the narrowest street in the North of England at a mere eighteen inches wide.

(B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 3The North York Moors Railway - Goathland to Grosmonth and Pickering

Distance: 4 miles (6.5km)

Ascent: 150 feet (40m)

Descent: 550 feet (160m)

In summary: We start in the village of Goathland, an ancient settlement on the North York Moors, famous for the steam railway and the TV series Heartbeat. We follow a parallel route to the steam railway, passing the village of Beckhole and on to Grosmont. The train then takes us from Grosmont and on to Pickering, with plenty of time there to explore.  (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 5Captain Cook's Great Aytib & Views of Yorkshire's Mini-Matterhorn

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 850 feet (260m)

In summary: A short visit to Guisborough Forest Visitor Centre to learn more about the area, before we begin our walk through Hutton Lowcross Woods, around Roseberry Topping, and down to Captain Cook’s home of Great Ayton. If you’ve extra energy, there’s the option to stride out further and take in the top of Roseberry Topping – Yorkshire’s mini-Matterhorn! There’s time this afternoon to explore Great Ayton and learn more about its famous son – Captain Cook. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 6Rievaulx Abbey to Helmsley

Distance: 4 miles (6km)

Ascent: 350 feet (100m)

In summary: We begin our day with a visit to the impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey – once one of the wealthiest abbeys in England. Its peace and tranquillity stays with us for a beautiful walk following the Cleveland Way to the pretty market town of Helmsley. There’s plenty of time to explore here. Join us on a town trail or discover Helmsley’s history independently with visits to its castle, walled garden, Duncombe Park or maybe the Bird of Prey Centre.  (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 7Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay & Whitby

Distance: walk one – 3½ miles (6km); walk two – 1½ miles (2.5km) 

Ascent: walk one – 400 feet (120m); walk two – 250 feet (80m)

In summary: Today features two short walks. From the dramatically located clifftop village of Ravenscar, we follow the coastline and the Cleveland Way national trail, past historical alum works, and to the ancient smugglers haunt of Boggle Hole – the perfect place for some fossil hunting. We continue to another well known ancient smugglers’ haunt – the characterful seaside village of Robin Hood’s Bay.

A short journey then takes us back to Whitby, with the afternoon to discover its charms including the famous 199 steps into Whitby old town, the whalebone arch, the many shops and tea shops of the town, or maybe take a boat trip out from the harbour. A short walk then takes us back to Larpool Hall.

(B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 8Departure Day

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

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2024: April 26 $2,560 $2,840
2024: September 20 $2,560 $2,840

Pricing

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

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates include room upgrade (premium) and membership fees. 

Rates are in $ CAD.


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.

During your Walking with Sightseeing Tour you’ll have the opportunity to visit many fascinating places. The following is our provisional programme, and your leader may adjust it at their discretion, taking into account factors such as weather, local opening times, or other events. This holiday includes active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet.

Most admissions to places of interest are not included. Please allow up to £10 per day for admissions to all the places of interest we will be visiting. The full adult price is given but there are usually good reductions for parties and seniors. If you are a member of the National Trust, English Heritage or similar, remember to bring your card for free admission to their properties. Please bring cash as card machines are not always available at all venues.

Sometimes things happen beyond our control – the weather, traffic jams or changes at the places we visit. If we need to adjust your holiday programme, for whatever reason, your leader will help smooth the way.

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 Classic, Premium and Superior 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 ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior’ 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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