COUNTRY WALKS FROM CLIFF HOUSE
Being on the edge of the North York Moors and also being near the Yorkshire Coast, Cliff House is well situated for those that love walking.
In each of our cottages we provide for you to borrow the local Ordnance Survey map, a pack of walking route cards for longer walks in the county and in our family sized cottages a set of route cards and activities for our younger guests. In addition to that, we also have binoculars and birding guides as well so that you can make the best use of your time at Cliff House. For those that want to spend a day at Cliff House, whether that’s spending time in the pool or enjoying the grounds there are a number of shorter walks that you can do direct from the cottages that vary in length – most perfect for an after dinner stroll. Have a look at ever growing selection of walks below.
The Country Code
The Country Code was originally developed in the 1930 in the UK, and still is a good set of guidance to follow when venturing out in to the countryside.
- Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work
- Guard against all risk of fire
- Leave all gates as you found them
- Keep your pets under close control
- Keep to public paths across farmland
- Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls
- Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone
- Take your litter home
- Help to keep all water clean
- Protect wildlife, plants and trees
- Take special care on country roads
- Make no unnecessary noise
The more recent Countryside Code, and its more up to date versions can be found here.
WALKING FROM CLIFF HOUSE
Forge Valley and Hackness Walk
We went for the first long walk in a long time, nearly 10 miles, starting and finishing in the local village of East Ayton. We walked up Forge Valley, which was carved out by the melt waters from the last ice age and is the valley through which the River Derwent flows...
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...
Clyvedon Castle and Clyvedon (aka Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe)
Clyvedon and the land of Bridgerton On Sunday we went for a walk around the Castle Howard Estate. Many of you will probably recognise Castle Howard as Clyvedon Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Hastings in the Netflix series “Bridgerton”. First, we...
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. 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...
Circular walk to Lastingham from Hutton-le-Hole
To Lastingham! 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...
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
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...
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. That said with everything else that appears to be growing along the path it could also be called the Wild Garlic Valley...
Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale
Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale - an easy 6km circular walk starting from Cliff House Holiday Cottages This walk is for a summer's afternoon after Sunday lunch to walk it off or in the winter before coming home to a piping hot stew. This walk through Chafer Wood and Kirk...
A Walk Through the Land of Iron and Rosedale
The Land of Iron - a 10km circular walk starting in the historic village of Rosedale Abbey in North Yorkshire This walk is relatively flat save for the middle section where there is a sharp 150m lung busting pull up on to the top of the valley and the disused...
A Walk Through Thornton Dale
This circular walk is about 6km long and can take between 1.5hrs to 2 hours depending on your pace and how many stops you make (or more if you take your cameras with you). This walk is entirely on the flat with little if no height gain. It is on well prepared paths...
A Walk Down Netherby Dale
This walk is about 3km long and can take between 1 to 2 hours depending on your pace and how many stops you make. Please note that some sections are difficult under foot, specifically very muddy and in places the path is unstable/rocky under foot. Given it is a dale,...
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
A stay at Cliff House Holiday Cottages would not be complete without a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, one of the UK's most iconic heritage railways. This magnificent railway line runs through the stunning North York Moors National Park, offering visitors...
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
RSPB Bempton Cliffs is one of the UK's most spectacular nature reserves! Nestled on the stunning Yorkshire coast, Bempton Cliffs is a haven for nature lovers, featuring a breathtaking array of seabirds and wildlife. Seabird Paradise Bempton Cliffs is home to over...
North York Moors National Park
A holiday in the North York Moors National Park is an excellent way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the British countryside. Located in North Yorkshire, England, the park covers an area of over 1,400 square...