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10th March 2022

Plan Your Stay: North Yorkshire and The Lake District

For those seeking a little adventure, or simply a spot of switch off, there’s plenty to see and do (or not) close by.

We have compiled handy guides to the best dining, walking, cycling, hiking, running and rambling routes across our surroundings and can point you in the direction of organised treks and tours, as well as help with any other local recommendations.

North Yorkshire Moors and Coast

Rather than head to the same old spots, why not make 2022 the year to discover somewhere new?

We have so much open moorland to uncover and an abundance of forest trails perfect for walks, runs, strolls and alfresco ‘bathing’, including Dalby Forest, Clay Bank, Kilburn Woods, Broxa Forest, Silton Forest and Guisborough Forest (though parking is limited in this area).

Why not avoid the crowds and park in Guisborough town instead? Joining the disused railway path before entering the woodland where you can extend your walk along the Cleveland Way to Highcliffe Nab and beyond to visit Hanging Stone.

Ordnance Survey’s Greenspace Map is a great resource and can help you find lovely natural spots close by. The Walking Britain website also has lots of suggestions for routes in the western half of the National Park.

Hikes signposted by our team at Thirley Cotes Farm are a great alternative to honeypot sites and we provide route guides and maps across our cottages to help you plan your visit.

The City of York is just an hour away, where you’ll find the Jorvik Centre, Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower and National Railway Exhibition (to mention only a handful of things you can experience) and for those seeking added adrenaline, Flamingo Land and Go Ape Dalby Forest are easily accessible.

Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, Filey, Whitby and Bridlington are around 30 minutes away and on the doorstep is peaceful Peasholm Park (set around a large lake) as well as Scarborough Open Air Theatre and South Bay, which is ideal for those who enjoy water sports.

There are heaps of opportunities for a spot of sailing, canoeing and wind surfing and if you prefer calmer conditions, we’re just a 15 minute drive from Wykeham Lake, where there’s a jam-packed calendar of both solo and team building exercises available. Think kayaking, canoeing, open brook swimming and an inflatable aqua playground. So whether for business or pleasure, we can provide the perfect base for your holiday.


Lake District

Perhaps you fancy a leisurely water cruise? A relaxing ride on a steam train? Or you could simply explore Cumbria’s vast array of fells. There’s also a whole host of outdoor and indoor attractions, restaurants, shops, retail experiences and leisure facilities nearby.

The Lake District is England’s largest natural park and home to many hidden natural wonders. Including Windermere, 26 miles of coastline and beautiful estuaries that edge the area. No wonder that it was loved so dearly by Beatrix potter, Alfred Wainwright, Arthur Ransome and William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

Sparsely populated with just over 40,000 living in the area, this corner of the country comes to life as a popular holiday destination and you will not want to miss exploring the bustling market towns and villages of Threlkeld and Keswick, where you’ll find Castlerigg Stone Circle.

The Cumbrian countryside is beloved by many and our collection of cottages across The Lake District ensure you’re based in a prime location for exploration.

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