Walking The Lyke Wake Walk
Q. Dear Editor,
I can't find any reference to the Lyke Wake Walk on your web site but am told that it is a 42-44 mile walk in the North York Moors that has some historical or
Would appreciate any information or links that you may have.
I have seen a sponsored walk that is about to carry this out and wondered
where the basis of the walk came from.
A. This classic route was pioneered in 1955 by Bill Cowley (deceased) and is very a strenuous walk across the North Yorkshire Moors.
It is now sadly much eroded due to overuse - partly because it coincides with parts of the Cleveland Way and Wainwright's unofficial, albeit popular, Coast to Coast Walk.
It starts in Osmotherley, North Yorkshire and finishes in Ravenscar, North Yorkshire. It is 63km (39 miles) long and is traditionally completed within a single 24 hour day/night.
So Good Luck!