North York Moors Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey: Private Guided WalkPrivate Tour

Enjoy a 7-mile circular walk with an expert guide to see ancient monuments set within the beautiful North York Moors National Park.
This experience is on request only. Please contact us for pricing.

Things to know


5 hrs 30 mins

Suitable for:

Adventurous, Friends, History Buffs, Nature Lover

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Your guide will meet you in Helmsley. You must provide your own transport to and from the tour start point.


No tickets are required for this tour 

Other inclusions:

Food, drink, and  gratuities are not included
Meeting points: Outside Black Swan Helmsley Market Place Helmsley YO62 5BJ

What makes this tour special

Enjoy this circular walk in the beautiful North York Moors, with an expert local private guide. Beginning in the historic market town of Helmsley, you will take in several medieval ruins and celebrated views along the Cleveland walking trail. On your private tour, you will:

Yorkshire boasts some of the most beautiful and diverse countrysides in England. This wonderful private tour is a 7-mile circular walk of the North York Moors National Park and follows some of the famous 110-mile-long Cleveland Way. Beginning in the charming town of Helmsley, the only market town in North Yorkshire, you’ll wander through purple heather moorland, take in stunning views of medieval castles and abbeys, see ancient stone crosses, and admire panoramic vistas of the moors and woodland. This is a peaceful and scenic walk that includes fascinating history and local folklore. 

You’ll begin by walking through the lovely grounds of Duncombe Park – a splendid Italianate stately home. Along the way, you’ll see the ruins of the 12th century Helmsley Castle with its lovely walled garden dating to 1756 and still functioning today. Then step onto the Cleveland Way – one of the most popular walking trails in England. Enjoy the purple haze of heather, and wonderful views of tranquil York countryside. You’ll pass by the renowned Rievaulx Abbey – the largest and richest Cistercian Abbey in the country, dating back to 1131. (You’ll learn all about the dissolution of the monasteries on this tour!) 

You’ll then head back via the Cleveland Way to return to Helmsley where your guide can recommend a delicious pub lunch, and where later, you may want to explore the Walled Garden or the fascinating National Centre for Birds of Prey.

Please note: this tour does not include hotel pick up or drop off. If you wish to arrange this, please be in touch with us upon making the booking.

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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?
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