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Land of Iron

Land of Iron

The Land of Iron Went for a walk in the "Land of Iron" - Rosedale in the North York Moors National Park. To look at it now you wouldn't think that it was once a thriving iron ore community, with the hill sides dotted with mines as well as the giant furnaces used for...

A visit to Byland Abbey

A visit to Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey is one of the many monastic ruins that are short drive away from Cliff House Holiday Cottages. Founded by monks who had a tough start on their journey - left to found a new abbey, founded new abbey, ransacked by the Scots, returned to parent Abbey, not...

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Pub Walk

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Pub Walk

North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Levisham Pub Walk There's nothing better than a walk that involves a stop at a pub.ย  We went out for a 10 mile hike from nearby Saltergate over to Newton Dale to see the trains running on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. After...

Walking Breaks at Cliff House

Walking Breaks at Cliff House

Take advantage of the quiet times between the school holidays and book a walking break at Cliff House Holiday Cottages to go and explore North Yorkshire on foot! We have a number of walks direct from the front door of our cottages that take you in to nearby Dalby...

A walk to Jerry Noddle

A walk to Jerry Noddle

Went for a short (6 kilometres) easy walk along forest roads out to Jerry Noddle (yes it is a place but does sound like a band member from Slade!) from Bickley Gate Car Park (Grid reference - SE 91079 91035)- our nearest car park in Dalby Forest. You can get to...

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

Went for a walk last week to Blakey Topping and the stone circle (what's left of it) that lies at the foot of it. A relatively easy 7km, that like many walks for us starts at the Saltergate Car Park just above the Hole of Horcum. Having achieved the stone circle we...

Chafer Wood and Netherby Dale

Chafer Wood and Netherby Dale

Went out for a quick walk this morning up to Chafer Wood and down Netherby Dale. Slightly nettley - so wearing shorts wasn't the best choice ๐Ÿ™‚ A fabulous short walk direct from our cottages, that on a day like today feels like you are walking through a rain forest as...

Kirkdale and Chafer Woods Walk

Kirkdale and Chafer Woods Walk

Went for a quick walk from the cottages up through Chafer Wood and then across and down through Kirkdale.ย  Passing the local church and stopping to take photographs of Ebberston Hall - apparently the UK's smallest stately home. But before we made it back to Cliff...

Farndale – the Daffodil Valley

Farndale – the Daffodil Valley

Farndale Dale is know as the Daffodil Valley because of its abundant displays of daffodils at the start of Spring in this area of North Yorkshire.ย  That said with everything else that appears to be growing along the path it could also be called the Wild Garlic Valley...

Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey

Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey

With such great weather this Easter Sunday, we made an impromptu visit to the National Trust's Rievaulx Terrace - a garden with two follys in it. The garden used to be a part of the Duncombe Estate, but was handed over to the National Trust as payment for death...

Bridgerton

Bridgerton

With the 2nd season of the popular Netflix show Bridgerton now announced, many of you will be doing a happy dance.ย  Bridgerton is based on a series of 8 novels set in the Regency period by the historical romantic novelist Julia Quinn.ย  The series revolves the eight...

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Cliff House Holiday Cottages for Cycling!

Cliff House Holiday Cottages for Cycling!

๐Ÿšต๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Cycling from Cliff House ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ ย  Cliff House Holiday Cottages is a great place to base your holidays with so much to see and do nearby. If you enjoy your cycling then its a fantastic place! ย  We have just completed two large walk in bike...

Photography Breaks at Cliff House

Photography Breaks at Cliff House

Autumn Photography? Why not make Cliff House Holiday Cottages your base for an autumnal photography break? We are just on the edge of the fantastic and varied North York Moors as well as a short drive from the Discover Yorkshire Coast andโ€ฆ.just across the Vale of...

Land of Iron

Land of Iron

The Land of Iron Went for a walk in the "Land of Iron" - Rosedale in the North York Moors National Park. To look at it now you wouldn't think that it was once a thriving iron ore community, with the hill sides dotted with mines as well as the giant furnaces used for...