Official Tourist Board Website
Call us today! 01723 383636

Refine your search

Type of Venue

 

Location

 

Facilities

 

Or Venue Name

 
 

image for Walking Route item typeLyke Wake Walk

Walking Route, free entry

Lyke Wake Walk

Lyke Wake Walk

Details

The most famous – some would say notorious – challenge walk across the North York Moors is the Lyke Wake Walk, a 40-mile route from west (Osmotherley) to east (Ravenscar). You are invited to walk it in under 24 hours, and thousands have completed the challenge since the 1950s.

The name? An old dialect song tells of a 'wake (ie, a watching over) for a 'lyke' (a corpse) – an apt thought for such an arduous route – and the walk emblem is a coffin.

It's essential to be properly prepared and supported if you intend to attempt the walk. There's plenty of useful information on the website of the New Lyke Wake Club.

Walk Route: The most famous – some would say notorious – challenge walk across the North York Moors is the Lyke Wake Walk, a 40-mile route from west (Osmotherley) to east (Ravenscar).

Access: Easy to Access.

Duration: 24 Hours

Miles: 40

Prices

Free entry

Contact

NYM National Park Authority

01439 770657

Address

Ravenscar,
SCARBOROUGH,
North Yorkshire,
YO13 0ET

Location

Directions

See location of Lyke Wake Walk on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 980018  Lat: 54.40231 Long: -0.49063