A birthday walk on the North York Moors

Published: Friday 13th Sep 2019

Written by: Louise Burtt

Hello, it's Sarah here from Ingrid Flute's Yorkshire Holiday cottages. 

It's my birthday today and as part of the Original Cottages family we don't work on our birthdays. What a wonderful bonus, especially on a day like this!

So as a birthday treat to myself I decided to visit the part of the North York Moors National Park where I grew up, a small village called Levisham. There is a fantastic walk from there to the Hole of Horcum and back over the beautiful moors, with absolutely fantastic views. If you park in the village and head up the lane on the right of The Horseshoe Inn pub you're soon on the open moorland. The walk is almost 6 miles and has a couple of climbs such as up the side of the amazing Hole of Horcum; but the views are totally worth it! You then walk along a wide moorland track over the moors  alongside an iron age dyke to Dundale Pond. As kids we used to think it was bottomless. Now it is a sheltered spot to rest for a few minutes before finishing the walk back at levisham. The Horseshoe Inn is very welcoming with great food and well worth visiting.

I hope you enjoy the photos or can visit this stunning part of yorkshire soon, we have lots of beautiful cottages available here.

The Horseshoe Inn
The Horseshoe Inn
The village of Levisham
North York Moors
The beautiful North York Moors
My dog Betsy enjoying the walk
Hole of Horcum
The Hole of Horcum


Louise Burtt
Louise Burtt



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