Outdoor Skills

GEOGRAPHY OF THE NORTH YORK MOORS FIELD STUDY DAY

With Mark Reid FRGS
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader

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GEOGRAPHY OF THE NORTH YORK MOORS

Spend the day in the North York Moors with Mark Reid FRGS, learning about the physical and human geography of this wonderful area.

We’ll explore Hawnby, Ryedale and the Hambleton Hills on a 10 mile walk, taking in the ‘ridge’ of Hawnby Hill, Arden Hall, the Hambleton Hills escarpment and prehistoric remains.

  • Discover the Jurassic geology of the North York Moors, from the Oolite Limestones to the Liassic shales, as well as the effects of ice and erosion.
  • Explore the rich history of human settlement, from Bronze Age barrows to Danish place-names and medieval monastic houses.
  • We’ll look at ancient oak woodland, heather moorland, drystone walls, windy pits and fossils… plus much more!

This Geography of the North York Moors will introduce you to the key elements that make the North York Moors such a special place, with its topography and landscapes protected as one of the Britain’s 15 National Parks. This full day’s walk will give you an overview and understanding of the North York Moors, how it was formed and shaped, and what makes it so special.

If you love the beauty of the North York Moors, then you’ll enjoy our Geography of the North York Moors field study trip.

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Mark Reid has walked many of the paths, tracks, lanes, hills and fells in the North York Moors over the past 30 years. Mark has a Geography Degree from the University of Lancaster, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and has also written 17 walking books, including 2 books about the North York Moors. Mark wants to share his passion and knowledge of the North York Moors with you!

We cover around 10 miles over the day of relatively easy walking, following paths and tracks across farmland, riversides, woodland and moorland in the beautiful North York Moors, with some rough, uneven and wet ground in places. The walk will be undulating across hills and valleys, with a short but quite steep climb onto Hawnby Hill, and a more gradual ascent onto Dale Town Common.

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OUTLINE OF THE FIELD STUDY DAY

9:30am: Meet at Hawnby in the North York Moors

9:30am – 4:30pm: Full day’s guided walk in the North York Moors, looking at the physical and human geography along the way. The walk will cover around 10 miles over the day, with plenty of rest stops and time to admire the explore and admire the views. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks.

4:30pm – 5pm: De-brief back at Hawnby

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