Explore Helmsley, North York Moors National Park - GOGA walking trip - Saturday 9th March

Group University of Leeds Events
Venue Parkinson Steps
Starts Sat 9 Mar 9:00AM
End Sat 9 Mar 5:30PM

Join GOGA for a brand new walking trip for 2024 to explore Helmsley, a charming market town in the North York Moors National Park, and the surrounding countryside. Known for its historic castle ruins, peaceful countryside and independent shops and cafes, Helmsley offers a perfect GOGA experience for nature lovers looking to discover somewhere new.

The walking routes will start in Helmsley at the beginning of the Cleveland Way and will follow this route towards the historic ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, a 12th century monastery - taking in the beautiful woodlands, valleys and trails in the area.

Helmsley is a popular market town, famous for its castle, quaint scenery and Viking and medieval history, - having been on records since before the 10th century. The town nowadays is a walkers dream with routes packed with history, weaving throughout the quaint landscape of beautiful valleys and woodlands and then the bustling market town to enjoy afterwards.

We will pause en route to rest and to appreciate the views and will finish the trip off with some free time in Helmsley, so we suggest bringing some spending money for snacks, hot drinks or souvenirs before departing back for Leeds. 

We will depart by coach from the Parkinson Steps at 09:00 returning at approximately 17:30. We would like to emphasise the need for good outdoor walking shoes or boots, a waterproof jacket, a drink bottle plus snacks or a packed lunch for during the walk.

Date and time:
Saturday 9th March 09:00-17:30

Helmsley, North York Moors National Park



We will travel via coach from the Parkinson Steps. This is included in the ticket cost.

What you need to bring:

Please come in suitable footwear for uneven and unpaved terrain (walking boots or strong trainers). You will also need

- spare footwear to change into after the walk and a bag for your muddy boots or shoes
- Waterproof jacket and warm clothes
- Food/Packed Lunch and a water bottle for during the walk
- Money/Card if you wish to purchase items in the town

 Walking trips

Terms and conditions:

You must be at least 17 years of age to attend this trip.

When booking a place for this event, the named participant is making a commitment to attend the event and to travel to and from the destination on the organised coach provided.

If after payment a participant cannot attend for any reason, including illness, injury and emergencies, the participant will not be entitled to a refund. The event organiser will be as accommodating as possible if the participant cannot attend, and will deal with cases on an individual basis up to one week before the event. We advise that in the event of the named candidate not being able to attend that they find a replacement to take their position and notify the event organiser at least one week before the date of the event. No changes can be made within one week of the event.

For more information, please contact Get Out, Get Active: getoutgetactive@leeds.ac.uk.

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