We are surrounded by beautiful countryside so its difficult to be very specific. To provide a bit of guidance we have put together a selection of some of the most beautiful places to visit within day trip distance of any of our cottages.
North Yorkshire Moors National Park
Magical moorland, delightful dales and spectacular coastline crowned with towering cliffs. Over 1,400 miles of paths and tracks to choose from this wonderful corner of North Yorkshire is overflowing with opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The only potential problem is knowing where to begin!
Dinosaur Coast, Whitby/Scarborough
North and East Yorkshire have some of the best Jurassic and Cretaceous geology in the world. Erosion of the massive cliffs reveals an array of spectacular fossils. The deep valleys formed during the last Ice Age give many inland exposures and spectacular beauty spots. The wide range of fossils provides evidence for the changing environment of tropical seas, rivers and swamps in the region’s ancient past.
Dalby Forest, Pickering
Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a ‘Rigg and Dale’ landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.
A 9-mile scenic drive with car parks, picnic places, way marked walks (up to 2 miles) including Habitat Trail, orienteering course. Guided walks available. Visitor centre in Low Dalby village, 1 mile along the drive from the Thornton Dale entrance.
Friars Hill Stables, Sinnington
Friars Hill Stables offer good pony treking and a great way to enjoy the countryside. It is a family run business owned by Alison Brown and combines professionalism with a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Situated on the Gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors the stables is only a short drive from Pickering.