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Private Tour

From York: Myths, Legends and Folklore Private Guided Walk on Yorkshire Moors

A 6 mile circular private guided walk with an expert guide and story-teller where you will see ancient forts and hear local folklore
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Things to know

Duration:

5 hrs 30 mins

Suitable for:

Adventurous, Nature Lover

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

This tour does not go into any attractions

Type of tour:

Private transport from York to take you to the starting point and back again at the end of the walk.

Other inclusions:

Refreshments are available at the National Park Centre but are not included in the price.
Special Yorkshire gift from your guide at the end

Meeting points: York Train Station

What makes this tour special

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.

What you'll see

Kilburn White Horse
The White Horse was designed and financed by Thomas Taylor, who marked out the figure of a horse on a hillside and a team of volunteers deposited 6 tons of lime on the naturally greyish rock beneath to whiten it.
Lake Gormire
Formed by glacial erosion over 20,000 years ago, Lake Gormire is full of myths and mystery around its formation as it has no major inflow or outflow of water - confounding people who wondered how the lake was fed.
Roulston Scar
The largest of a series of promontory forts located along the west and north edges of the Hambleton Hills. The defences surround the entire promontory (some 24 hectares or 60 acres) make it the largest and strongest prehistoric enclosure in Yorkshire.

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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