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North York Moors plans nature treks

Posted 22 June 2011
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Those who like to go walking without this necessarily involving scaling a high, rugged mountain may be interested in a series of guided weekend walks being panned for July and August by rangers from the North York Moors National Park.

Entitled Walks on the Mild Side, these will involve exploring the area on the edge of the national park bordering the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Walkers may wish to make sure they have good hiking boots and waterproof jackets to be prepared for whatever weather and terrain they encounter.

These include a chance to study the wildlife habitat presented by the grasslands around the River Rye near Nunnington on July 2nd and the geology of the Coxwold-Gilling Gap near Ampleforth - where two faultlines can be seen - on July 17th.

It is all part of the local Lime and Ice project and the project office for the programme Jennifer Smith said: "Taken at a leisurely pace through rolling countryside, these informative walks will stretch the legs and the mind."

The North York Moors consists of rolling hills rather than steepling mountains, its highest point being Urra Moor at 454 m (1,489 ft).
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