ENJOY NORTH YORKSHIRE North Yorkshire & the Surrounding Countryside
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF WOLDSEND COTTAGES:
The Wolds Way Walk - 79 miles of peaceful unspoilt countryside across the Yorkshire Wolds (please note that new for 2016 150 stiles have been removed for increased accessability)
Wolds Way Lavender - Lavender distillery, herb farm & plant centre with narrow gauge railway
Scampston Hall - Walled garden, 19th Century rock garden, woodland walk, coffee/lunch in the restaurant
Farmhouse Bakery - Scampston
The Fleece or Coach & Horses pubs
WITHIN 15 MINUTES DRIVE:
Eden Camp - World War II museum
Malton - Market town
Flamingo Land - theme park and zoo
Sophie Hamilton Pottery - Malton
Castle Howard - House & Grounds
Kirkham Priory - English Heritage near Malton
Wharram Percy - Deserted Medieval Village
Sledmere House & Gardens
Pickering North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Steam Train to Whitby
Goathland - where TV Programme Heartbeat was filmed
Scarborough, Filey & Bridlington - East Coast
Beck Isle Musuem - Pickering
Hutton-le-Hole - Folk Museum
Sutton Bank - the White Horse, Walks and Gliding Club
York Designer Outlet, Monks Cross & Clifton Moor
York City Centre - city walls, museums, Yorvik Centre
Dalby Forest - Cycling, Walks, Go-Ape and forest Segway
WITHIN 60 MINUTES DRIVE:
Helmsley Market Town
Whitby Coastal Town
Robin Hoods Bay
CYCLE RIDES FROM WOLDSEND COTTAGES:
Both cottages have information on a range of cycle rides and routes suitable for all ages and abilities.
Millington & Warter - challenging with steep hills
Start: Pocklington 20 miles from Rillington
The route takes you through unspoilt Wolds villages, including Millington, Nunburnholme and the pretty estate of Warter with its thatched cottages.
Refreshments & lunches at Millington Tea Rooms or Medina Cafe in Pocklington or more substantial meals at the Wolds Inn in Huggate, a very popular stop for cyclists.
Scarborough to Ravenscar - medium
Start: Scarborough 17 miles from Rillington
The route begins on the coast of Scarborough. Dramatic sea views as you cycle along the disused railway line which is now a lovely wildlife corridor.
Refreshments & lunches at Cloughton Tea Rooms, set in an old railway station house or more substantial meals at the Hayburn Wyke Hotel which is on the trail or the Blacksmiths Pub in Cloughton.
Dalby Forest Blue Trail - challenging
Start: Dalby Forest courtyard 13 miles from Rillington
The courtyard is 1.5 miles from the entrance to the forest and there is an entry fee. Pick up maps of the various routes in the visitor centre.
Refreshments & lunches at any of the tea rooms in the pretty village of Thornton-le-Dale before you get to Dalby, on the edge of the forest. Or in Dalby Forest visitor centre.
WALKS FROM WOLDSEND COTTAGES:
Details of all walks, with maps and things of interest to look out for are in both cottages.
North Yorkshire Moors & The Hole of Horcum
A spectacular deep gorge set on the edge of the moors, taking in pretty Levisham Village.
Refreshments at the Horseshoe Inn at Levisham
The Wolds Way
Taking in the gentle rolling Yorkshire Wolds (pick up one mile at nearby Winteringham). The Yorkshire Wolds are an unspoilt area with very few settlements. The entire Wolds Way is 72 miles long between North Ferriby (near the Humber Bridge) and Filey.
The village bakery at Scampston sells homemade bread, cakes, pork pies and sausage rolls for your mobile lunch. Otherwise your nearest stop for food is the tea rooms at Millington, approx. 14 miles from Winteringham.
The Cleveland Way & Filey Brigg
This walk takes in moors, dramatic cliffs and the towns of Scarborough & Whitby. Walk the Cleveland Way from Filey towards Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey. Alternatively, start at Helmsley (20 miles drive from Rillington) to take in the moors. The complete walk is 110 miles long.
There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the towns, including the Magpie Cafe in Whitby for excellent fish & chips.