St. Hilda's Way
40 mile walk dedicated to Anglo-Saxon princess, St. Hild

St Hilda’s Way is a 40 miles long-distance trail in North Yorkshire, starting from Hinderwell and finishing at Whitby Abbey. The walk is designed as a pilgrimage and visits eight Churches and Chapels all dedicated to St Hilda, as well as two other churches named after St Hedda and St Mary.

The Way was the idea of the Whitby Anglican churches and its format was inspired by the icon of St Hilda written by Edith Reyntiens, who has given her permission for it to be used in the book. Veteran long-distance walkers, Nancy and John Eckersley, have lent their assistance in devising the route and writing the guidebook and there was a launch pilgrimage in 2015.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Hinderwell to Ainthorpe (after Church Houses loop) (13.6m)
Day 2: Ainthorpe to Egton Bridge (after Egton loop) (12.8m)
Day 3: Egton Bridge to Whitby (14.1m)

 

£365 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£325 per person (based on two sharing)
£315 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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Day 1: Hinderwell to Glaisdale (21.2m)
Day 2: Glaisdale to Whitby (18.7m)

 

£260 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£235 per person (based on two sharing)
£230 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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Day 1: Hinderwell to Danby (10m)
Day 2: Danby to Glaisdale (11.2m)
Day 3: Glaisdale to Sleights (9.7m)
Day 4: Sleights to Whitby (9m)

 

£440 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£400 per person (based on two sharing)
£390 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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Day 1: Hinderwell to Danby (10m)
Day 2: Danby to Lealholm (8.8m)
Day 3: Lealholm to Egton Bridge (after Egton loop) (7m)
Day 4: Egton Bridge to Sneaton (7.6m)
Day 5: Sneaton to Whitby (6.5m)

 

£525 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£480 per person (based on two sharing)
£475 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£80 per person (single)
£40 per person (based on two people)
£30 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£50 per person (single)
£25 per person (based on two people)
£20 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£85 per person (single)
£40 per person (based on two people)
£35 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£95 per person (single)
£50 per person (based on two people)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 3 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
St Hilda’s Way is a 40 miles long-distance trail in North Yorkshire, starting from Hinderwell and finishing at Whitby Abbey. The walk is designed as a pilgrimage and visits eight Churches and Chapels all dedicated to St Hilda, as well as two other churches named after St Hedda and St Mary. At each location there is a special focus on a different aspect of the saint’s life, something to find in the church and the opportunity for reflection and meditation.

The Way was the idea of the Whitby Anglican churches and its format was inspired by the icon of St Hilda written by Edith Reyntiens, who has given her permission for it to be used in the book. Veteran long-distance walkers, Nancy and John Eckersley, have lent their assistance in devising the route and writing the guidebook and there was a launch pilgrimage in 2015.

St Hilda’s Way celebrates the life of St Hild, Anglo-Saxon princess, spiritual leader, arts enthusiast and peacemaker, by visiting places dedicated to her (including eight churches) in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. In 664 she hosted the famous Synod of Whitby as the first abbess of the double monastery of Streonshalh, now known as Whitby Abbey. It is said that seabirds in Whitby still dip their wings in honour of her.

OS Explorer Maps
OL27 - North York Moors - Eastern area

Other Maps
"Cleveland Way A-Z Adventure Atlas" - Published by Geographers’ A-Z Maps - ISBN: 978-1-78257-196-4

Guide Books
"Walking St Hilda’s Way" by Nancy & John Eckersley - Published by Dales Court Press - ISBN: 978-0956789020

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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