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
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 - 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...
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...
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...
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,...
AUTUMN BREAKS Autumn is just around the corner (sorry!), so why not consider an Autumn break with ourselves at Cliff House? Whether it is for a long weekend, a short mid-week break or a full week you get to enjoy our 2 acres of grounds and our indoor heated swimming...
Went for a quick walk from the cottages up through Chafer Wood and then across and down through Kirkdale. 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...
Why visit one country garden, when you can visit two? With Scampston Hall Gardens and Jackson's Wold Garden so close to each other, a visit was in order. Scampston Hall Gardens Scampston Hall Gardens, as the name implies is a part of the larger Scampston Hall Estate....