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Bill Cowley the founder of the lykewake walk once owned the lykewake holiday cottage in the north York moors

This wonderful holiday accommodation in the north york moors national park Yorkshire is a refurbished and renovated 18th century farmhouse cottage once belonged to the author  and the founder of the Lykewake walk Bill Cowley.

It was from this farmhouse just outside Swainby near Northallerton that Bill devised  the walk that was to become so popular to many thousands of walker and hikers across the north York Moors.

The Lyke Wake Walk is a 40-mile (64 km) challenge walk across the highest and widest part of the North York Moors National Park in north-east Yorkshire, England. Its associated club has its own social structure, culture and rituals based on the walk and Christian and folklore traditions from the area of North Yorkshire through which it passes.

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The idea of a walk originated from an article in the Dalesman magazine in August 1955. Its author, Bill Cowley, pointed out that it was possible to walk 40 miles (64 km) across the North York Moors from east to west (or vice versa) on heather all the way except for crossing one or two roads and that, given the remoteness of the area, a lone walker might not encounter another during the one to two days a journey might take

If you are looking for a holiday cottage in the north york moors national park with so much local history and I direct link to the folklore of the area then please contact us.

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