History buffs and walking enthusiasts may be keen to explore the North York Moors on foot thanks to a series of free guided walks set to take place in the area from March to November.
Those who are interested in going walking have a variety of events to choose from. Ranging in length from one to five miles and ranked on a scale of three levels of difficulty, the walks are organised by the North York Moors National Park Authority and follow the Walking the Way to Health guidelines set out by Natural England.
According to the York Press, they offer an "ideal introduction to the health benefits of walking" and could also prove to be a valuable source of information for anyone looking to learn more about the region's history, wildlife, nature or conservation.
"Being surrounded by the natural world was very peaceful and calming to the mind and to the spirit as well as giving exercise to the body. I would recommend the walks to everyone, whether young or old," commented walker Ian Sewell, who has previously enjoyed several guided treks through the North York Moors National Park.
The first walk of the season is set to take place on Wednesday March 3rd and will explore the moorland village of Goathland.
England's national parks could be placed under further protection should the Conservatives win the next election.
Under new planning regulations revealed in a party policy document, the government organisation pledged to maintain national parks and other areas of "outstanding natural beauty".
Posted by Elaine Arthur