Walking for recreation has been a popular pursuit for centuries and is growing in popularity, both as a way to enjoy the outdoors and for personal fitness. Many locals of all ages take a lot of pleasure in going on regular walks around particularly beautiful parts of the region, often concluding the journey with a visit to a traditional tearoom or pub. Tourists are primarily drawn to the region for its beauty and walking is the best way to truly enjoy this beautiful region. The North York Moors are widely regarded as one of the best places to walk in England with countless books and online guides detailing various routes.