Hiking in the North York Moors


heather, hiking, north york moors, yorkshire, england

City life has been amazing. I can’t complain about having everything I need within walking distance, and if it’s not in walking distance, a bus or a taxi are always viable and affordable options. The only issue with living in a city is that once in a while, you really need an escape.

Recently, I’ve started getting into hiking/hillwalking. When I lived in Colorado, I did not take advantage of the mountains as often as I should have. Now, that nature is much less accessible, I appreciate escaping a lot more. In order to encourage this new found hobby, I joined a local mountaineering club in Hull.


One of the last walks I went on with the group started in Lastingham and was a 14 miles circuit.

North York Moors, Hiking, walking, yorkshire, york, beautiful

[Photo courtesy of Mountaineering Club]

The walking group itself is a mixed-age group. Everyone is so nice and welcoming, and I really have enjoyed getting to know the people. You have people of various hiking experience on it, and the pace is really nice – not too strenuous but challenging (at least for me!)

Beautiful English countryside #yorkshire #northyorkmoors

The views of Yorkshire always take my breath away. Some of this walk was along the old railway (and its ruins). As you can see, it is such a nice mixture of nature, history, and lots of moments for selfies!

North York Moors, Old railway, england, english countryside, #yorkshire

Ana from in the North York Moors

[Selfie Time!]

cross at the top of North York moors

[And again!]

Fish'n'chips in Wetwang, England

After finishing the walk, the group leader took me to supposedly the best Fish & Chips shop in the area. The little town is called “Wetwang”. The best part of this is that even older people giggle every time they say it. *Chuckles inappropriately* Wetwang.

Fish n Chips, #food #British

The fish and chips were actually AMAZING. I haven’t had fish & chips that great before. It could have been the fact I was starving after a 14 mile hike and I bet a cow turd would have tasted pretty bomb.  But judging from the photo and from my desire to return, I’ll go with, they were great!

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