From York: Myths, Legends and Folklore Private Guided Walk on Yorkshire Moors
Your expert guide will pick you up in York in a private vehicle and take you to the start of your adventure. Once described by James Herriot, Yorkshire’s famous vet as the finest views in England, what better place to start your walk.
The walk takes you across Roulston Scar, the site of a massive hill fort dating back to 400BC. Continue along the escarpment and the impressive White Horse of Kilburn. One of Yorkshire’s best-known landmarks, and on a clear day visible from over 30 miles away. Built-in 1857 by local schoolmaster John Hodgson and 31 local villagers, the horse is 314ft long. Lake Gormire, the only natural lake of any size on the moors was formed 10,000 years ago and a relic of the last ice age. Leaving Lake Gormire we ascend the hillside to the top and White Mare Crag where Sir Harry de Scriven met his fate one stormy night.
The walks start at 10.30 (with pick up in York at 9.30) and would normally take about 3-4 hours before arriving back at the National Park Centre where refreshments, a shop, and toilets are available.
This is a gentle walk with one steep climb from Lake Gormire 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.
Note: this tour requires a minimum of two people.