Do you have a favourite walk from a town in Ryedale? If so ‘Visit Ryedale’, the tourism team at Ryedale District Council, would love to hear from you! Visit Ryedale is working with digital walking guide business ‘iFootpath’ to create walking guides from the 5 market towns in Ryedale; Malton, Norton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. The walking guides will include all the best features of traditional guide books with turn-by-turn directions, lovely photography and rich information about the history and the environment. 4 walks of up to 6 miles from each town (including linear routes using public transport) will be created.
The guides will then be available on the iFootpath iPhone or Android App and visitors will be able to follow their real-time progress with a GPS powered live map and even add comments and ratings. Each walk will be able to be printed out and provided at Visitor Information Points throughout Ryedale.
The project is part of the ‘Ryedale Market Town’ initiative, to encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more in and around the towns.
If you have a favourite walk, please send a brief description and map of the route and your contact details to Craig Nattress, Visitor Economy Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Ryedale House, Old Malton, YO17 7HH. Please send your walk ideas in by 31st March 2016. One walk will then be picked at random to win a £20 Voucher at a Ryedale outdoor equipment retailer of your choice.