Make your own way on a food-themed walking tour from The Simple Things and Inntravel
You’ll follow scenic self-guided walks, meet award-winning producers on guided visits by local food experts and eat dinner at some of the area’s best restaurants. This short break from ‘slow holiday’ company Inntravel is rather special, featuring a mixture of leisurely discovery, beautiful scenery, welcoming accommodation and regional cuisine. It savours all that is great about the North York Moors and Howardian Hills – the corner of the county that Inntravel is proud to call home. A group holiday this is not – the four-night itinerary is self-guided, meaning you can book, tailor and enjoy this short break with the companions and dates you choose. Your bags are transported for you, leaving you free to enjoy the delights unencumbered.
WHAT’S THE PLAN?
DAY ONE Rievaulx to Harome: 13km (8 miles), 3.5hrs From The Pheasant Hotel in Harome, visit the village of Rievaulx and its magnificent ruined abbey, then strike out along part of the Cleveland Way to Helmsley. This market town, with a ruined medieval castle and pretty, walled garden, also boasts some excellent indie shops, tearooms and pubs. From Helmsley, a riverside path and short uphill section lead you back to your comfortable hotel in Harome.
DAY TWO Harome to Hovingham: 11km (7 miles), 2.5hrs Sue and Aidan of Yorkshire Food Finder collect you for a scenic drive through the North York Moors National Park, before a behind-thescenes tour of Botton Village Creamery. You’ll be back in Harome before lunch, ready for a walk, picnic included, to your next hotel. Nunnington Hall and Gardens (a National Trust property) is en route, along with spectacular scenery along the way, to picturesque Hovingham, home to the Worsley Arms Hotel in the centre of the village.
DAY THREE Hovingham to Malton, via the Yorkshire Wolds Today you meet up once again with your guides from Yorkshire Food Finder for a day of gastronomic visits and exclusive tours at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and Ryedale Vineyards. A transfer to your hotel takes you past the beautiful ruins of Kirkham Priory, and through the Castle Howard estate, to The Talbot in Malton – the self-styled Food Capital of North Yorkshire.
HOW TO BOOK
From £835 per person including four nights’ b&b, all tours, transfers and most meals. To find out more and to book, visit inntravel.co.uk and search for ‘A Yorkshire Gastronomic Celebration’. You can also book by phone during office hours by calling 01653 617001. Either way, use code TST-01 to receive a goody bag of The Simple Things treats, including postcards, our bumper anthology, The Best of The Simple Things, sew-on happiness patches and more.
Terms & conditions This offer, only available with completed bookings of ‘A Yorkshire Gastronomic Celebration’ through Inntravel, is valid for bookings made before the closing date of 31 October 2019. The Simple Things goody bags cannot be exchanged for cash and, like the holiday itself, are subject to availability. Inntravel booking conditions also apply and can be found on their website.