Walking the North York Moors
There are many walking routes in the area and a more comprehensive list and distances can be found easily from here
Here are a few of our favourites:
• Daffy Walk in Farndale
• Hutton Le Hole boasts an exciting variety of walks to Appleton Le Moors, Lastingham, Rosedale, Farndale, Blakey Ridge and beyond.
• Further afield there are the Esk Valley walks
• The Cleveland Way “109 mile long route meanders through dramatic coastline and heather moorland, whilst offering stunning views of castles, ancient stone crosses and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves” (NYM)
• Robin Hoods Bay to Ravenscar and back allows for fossil hunting, rock pooling, a visit to over 100 seals and some wonderful views from the cliffs if you head back along the Cleveland Way. An important landmark is Boggle Hole where the Youth Hostel has a much appreciated café but check opening times.
• Many many more!!!
Walking from the Cottages
If you just want to walk out the gate from your cottage:
Walking out from the top of the garden, turn left then 100m right.
Up the lane rising gently past Cottage Lees hotel/venue until the road passes a large house on the right and turns into a green lane. Usually clean walking. Follow along until a large field with sheep at times.
Walk along the path to a gate in the far left corner. This goes out onto the Cropton - Newton on Rawcliffe Road, turn right and walk for 300m or so. A wooden sign points you left to Roman Camps.
There is a car park then a network of footpaths around the two large Roman earthworks thought to be practice camps for soldiers based in Malton.
A series of view points into the glacial valley including to Elleron Lake and Lodge.
There is a road walk back to Pickering down Swainsea Lane to the east of the entrance to the Roman Camps but there is traffic.
You can walk half way down and view the 'encloures act' strip field layout in the valley then cut through at Broats Farm to the right and back onto the lane above the cottages or continue down into Pickering past the secondary school and turn right at the T junction along Middleton Road 400m to its meeting with the A170, then 200m further to the Hall.
2 hours with a wander or two.
We provide binoculars, walking books/ guides and waterproof OS maps of the area for you to borrow and have plenty of facilities at each cottages, for wet weather gear and washing boots on those rainy days.