Walk This Way: What Are The Step Counts of Favourite Walks Near Helmsley?

Tie up your walking boots and head to Helmsley this National Walking Month.

In our corner of the world there are plenty of hikes to choose from during the month-long May event.

And if you walk regularly there are so many health benefits too – from burning calories and increasing your metabolism through to improving heart health, blood pressure and even your mood.

A good rule of thumb – or foot! – is to aim for around 10,000 steps per day.

So we’ve taken some of the leg work out of your fitness aims and estimated the step counts of five popular nearby routes.

You can learn more about each of the circuits on the North York Moors website, linked in each title.

We have estimated that the average person would take 2,000 steps per mile – although this varies.

Off we go!

Sutton Bank and the White Horse

Three miles

Around 6,000 steps

It is billed as one of the finest views in England – do you agree? Try this trek and find out for yourself.

Farndale Daffodil Walk

Three and a half miles

Around 7,000 steps

Head to ‘Daffodil Dale’ for a classic Spring-time wander alongside the calming waters of River Dove.

Hutton-Le-Hole and Lastingham

Four miles

Around 8,000 steps

Quiet fields and country lanes connect the two moorland villages of Hutton le Hole and Lastingham.

Castle Howard Parkland

Five miles

Around 10,000 steps

This Castle Howard walk meanders past the village of Coneysthorpe taking in breath-taking scenery and landscape. There’s an alternative shorter walk too.

Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey

Around 14,000 steps

From views of our picture-perfect town of Helmsley and castle through to pretty bluebell woods, a stunning trek from start to finish.

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