Helmsley, North Yorkshire.
'The Inn Way...to the North York Moors' by Mark Reid. This is the ONLY guidebook to this walk.
OS Explorer OL26 'North York Moors Western Area'
OS Explorer OL27 'North York Moors Eastern Area'
Always take OS maps with you on your walk
89 miles, divided into six day stages and passing 31 country inns along the way
Stage One: Helmsley to Hutton-le-Hole (14 miles)
Stage Two: Hutton-le-Hole to Levisham (13 miles)
Stage Three: Levisham to Egton Bridge (15 miles)
Stage Four: Egton Bridge to Rosedale Abbey (15 miles)
Stage Five: Rosedale Abbey to Hawnby (16 miles)
Stage Six: Hawnby to Helmsley (16 miles)
By public transport – the nearest train stations are at Thirsk or Malton. There are frequent bus services connecting Helmsley with Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Malton, Pickering, Scarborough and Hull. The excellent Moorsbus provides frequent value-for-money services to and from surrounding towns and cities as well as a comprehensive service throughout the North York Moors during the summer months.
By car – Helmsley lies on the main A170 between Thirsk and Scarborough at the junction with the B1257 from the North East via Bilsdale, which joins the A170 in the Market Place. There is limited long stay parking at Helmsley (see Top Tips & Information).
It is essential to book accommodation in advance as it can get fully booked up during the summer months and may close temporarily during the winter months.
Accommodation will be required for Helmsley (start/finish), Hutton-le-Hole, Levisham, Egton Bridge, Rosedale Abbey and Hawnby.
See 'Accommodation Guide' page for more details
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