From York: Private Guided Walk of the North York Moors - Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey
After being picked up in York, you will be taken by private vehicle to the charming Yorkshire market town of Helmsley before your adventure starts.
This North Yorkshire town, which is steeped in history with attractions to appeal to all, from a 900-year castle ruin, a 250-year-old Walled Garden, and a fine selection of quaint tea rooms, this is the perfect place to kick-start your walking experience with your own certified private guide. With outstanding panoramic views across areas of ancient woodland, splendid primeval abbeys, and an abundance of wildlife makes for a breathtaking experience of seclusion and peacefulness.
Following one of England’s most celebrated national trails – The Cleveland Way – you will reach the site of Rievaulx
Abbey. Dating back to 1131 the monks set to and laid the foundations of what was to become the largest and richest Cistercian house in England.
Please note: This is a gentle walk but walking shoes/boots would be recommended or at the very least training shoes. Depending on the weather a waterproof and hat are also essential for individual comfort.
Refreshments and toilet facilities are available at Rievaulx and Helmsley.
Should you wish to meet your guide directly at the starting point in Helmsley, you can follow up after your booking is completed to confirm a Helmsley-based meeting point.