We went on a lovely 6 mile circular walk that took in the area around Hutton-le-Hole in the North York Moors National Park. Starting in Hutton-Le Hole we headed to the small and very picturesque village of Lastingham, which dates back to at least the 600’s AD. St Mary’s, the church in Lastingham, started off life as a monastery around the 700’s with some stone work of the current church being dated to 1078. The church is well worth a visit to see inside and the crypt which houses some carved crosses that were used as boundary markers on the surrounding moors. (Also it has a fine selection of good homemade jams, pickles and marmalades on sale within the church). Also well worth a visit is Blacksmith’s Arms, the village pub. Offering a good selection of beers and quality food made using local produce – bar opens at 11, food service starts from 1200hrs.
From Lastingham we pulled up through some woods following an old hollow way and walked through the village of Spaunton before heading out in to open country. From there we headed back to Hutton-Le-Hole for lunch at The Crown and to watch the village duck race!
Come stay at Cliff House Holiday Cottages
Our five holiday cottages in North Yorkshire are just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast. Half way between the market town of Pickering and the seaside town of Scarborough. We offer a perfect year round base for exploring what the area has to offer, from Flamingo Land, the North York Moors Railway to the modern history museum of Eden Camp and a lot more besides! Our range of five cottages include a 6 person cottage with one en suite and a further 2 bathrooms, as well as smaller cottages suitable for couples and people travelling on their own. All of our cottages are set within 2 acres of grounds, are dog friendly and all cottages have access to our indoor heated swimming pool and games room. As “Walking Friendly” accommodation, we supply maps and local guide books with details of lots of local walks – also as we live on site we are also on hand to recommend a walk or two!