Walking at the Hole of Horcum, North York Moors


Last Sunday I set off with four friends to do one of our favourite walks, the Hole of Horcum, in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire.

The Hole of Horcum is a huge natural amphitheatre 400 feet deep and more than half a mile across.


Map of the Hole of Horcum, North York Moors National Park

We parked at the car park on the A169 above the Hole of Horcum.

We walked from the 'you are here' on the map, east along the blue trail and then red to Levisham. From there we walked north east to Skelton Tower and back east along the top yellow path, back to the car park. In all the walk was about 8 miles.


View of the Hole of Horcum, North York Moors National Park

The view from the path at the start of the walk.


View down into the Hole of Horcum, North York Moors National Park

We were blessed with winter sunshine and bright blue skies. It feels like autumn colours have carried on late this year and the bracken still holds it auburn glow.