Discover the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Lakes District National Parks on this new 15 day walking holiday of Northern England. In the medieval walled city of York, local guides uncover history from the Roman gatehouses to the gothic cathedral and modern bridges. From our York base, we follow the first section of the Cleveland Way from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey in North York Moors National Park. We re-join this long distance trail on the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast as we stroll from Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby. From Bolton Abbey, we follow trails to Skipton and stay three nights in a canal-side hotel. This is our base exploring Yorkshire Dales National Park including walks to the scenic limestone formations of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. The Bronte Parsonage at Haworth and a Wuthering Heights themed trail are followed by time in Wensleydale (also famous for cheese). After waterfall walks on a private estate, we visit the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct and the White Scar Caves in Ingleton. Still in the Yorkshire Dales, we enjoy half and full day saunters along the River Swale, the River Dee and on a section of Wainwrights Coast to Coast trail near Richmond. Continuing west, we immerse ourselves for six nights in the World Heritage listed Lakes District National Park. Our days are spent exploring some of England's most breathtaking scenery, steeped in history and literary associations from Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter. We wander the fells of Cumbria and explore its many lakes including Derwentwater, Windemere and Coniston. We also make time for lazy pub lunches and a taste of England's real ale. With 2-6 night stays in charming cities, hotels & country houses, this ramble through the English countryside is sure to delight the senses and awaken the historian in us all.