LPE – Helmsley, North York Moors

Map of Helmsley

Helmsley is located in North Yorkshire, and is the gateway to the Yorkshire Moors. The pretty market town, hosts many delightful independent shops, delicious cafes, pubs and fish and chips, and of course the ruin of a Norman Castle. We stopped for a cup of tea and a bacon bap, before embarking on our walk. This proved to be good timing as the ever changeable British weather decided to gush down from the heavens.

View from the cafe, where we were comfortably having our tea.

We decided to walk along the Cleveland Way, if we had more time (maybe in the summer, when the days are a little longer) we would have reached Rievaulx Abbey. The weather at this point proved to be in our favour, with a warm autumn sun guiding us on our path. The beautiful autumn colours, the freshly watered grass, and the cloud spattered blue skies, made for some quintessential Yorkshire countryside walking.

Helmsley Castle, built in roughly 1120
Horses on the footpath, Cleveland Way