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Local Walks

Local Walks

Derwent View is ideally situated for keen walkers. A glance at the Ordnance Survey Map will reveal numerous public footpaths within a short distance of the cottage.

Our sister site Andrew’s Walks contains details of over 100 walks in North Yorkshire, each with a brief description of the walk, photos and a route map – several of these can be started from the doorstep of the cottage

Here are links to just a few of our favourite local walks:

Local walks

LinkDetails Length
HacknessA lovely introduction to the village and its surroundings5.5 miles
Hackness and BroxaA riverside walk from the cottage5.9 miles
Robin Hood's BayA cliff top walk and a visit to this historic fishing village7.1 miles
Harwood DaleA nearby valley set in beautiful countryside5 miles
WhitbyA linear coastal walk along the Cleveland Way8.7 miles
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Historic Buildings

Historic Buildings

There are lots of interesting and historic buildings in North Yorkshire.

Below are links to some of the best:

Historic Buildings

LinkDetailsDistance
Scarborough CastleEnjoys wonderful views from a stunning location5 miles
Burton Agnes HallDescribed as ‘the perfect English house’, with award winning gardens24 miles
Helmsley CastleA must-see for any visitor to the picturesque market town of Helmsley30 miles
Castle HowardYorkshire’s finest historic house and estate30 miles
Rievaulx AbbeyOne of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins32 miles
Whitby AbbeyFantastic views from the haunting ruins of the abbey 16 miles
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Seaside Resorts

Seaside Resorts

Although the cottage is in the middle of the countryside, it’s only a short drive to the coast.

Here you can find some of the best seaside resorts in the country with attractions to suit every taste – see the links below…

Seaside Resorts

LinkDetailsDistance
Scarborough“Queen of the Coast”6 miles
FileyA traditional resort, boasting a five mile stretch of award winning beach13 miles
Robin Hood's BaySea, sand, secret streets and smugglers14 miles
Whitby Dramatic skyline, narrow alleyways and the inspiration for Dracula18 miles
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Plants and Gardens

Plants and Gardens

There are lots of places for gardeners and plant lovers to enjoy.

For smaller, more intimate gardens, visit the National Garden Scheme Website.

Here are one or two other links to get you on the garden path!…

Plants and Gardens

LinkDetailsDistance
Wykeham Mature PlantsA nearby nursery which stocks a huge selection of mature trees and shrubs6 miles
The Walled Garden at ScampstonStunning contemporary garden16 miles
Burton Agnes HallDescribed as ‘the perfect English house’, with award winning gardens24 miles
Castle HowardSimply breathtaking30 miles
Yorkshire LavenderTriple award winning garden and specialist nursery31 miles
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Action & Sports

Action & Sports

For active people of all ages, there’s plenty to keep you occupied – and fit!

This is a wonderful area for walkers, with numerous public footpaths in the area. You can walk through woodlands and fields, along riverbanks and coastland or up hill and down dale – the choice is yours.

You will be spoilt for choice for cycle routes as well.

Even adrenaline junkies will find plenty to keep them occupied!

Here are some links for you….

Action and Sports

LinkDetailsDistance
Scarborough to WhitbyCycle along the old railway track beside the coast. 23 miles of traffic free pedalling6 miles
Go Ape!Why not explore your inner ape at nearby Dalby Forest?10 miles
North York Moors Steam RailwayYou can even drive the train yourself if you book ahead10 miles
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Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Lovers of food and drink are well served by a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants in the area.

Food is a matter of taste – literally! – so we won’t be too specific in our recommendations, but hope that you will enjoy some of the links below.

Food and Drink

LinkDetails Miles
Walkers Fish RestaurantFantastic fresh fish and chips - booking recommended4 miles
The Yew Tree CafeWelcoming cafe in nearby Scalby village, perfect for morning coffee, light lunches or afternoon teas – with scrumptious home made cakes4 miles
GlavesAward winning produce from these Butchers in nearby Brompton, including the best pork pies you’ll ever taste7 miles
The PloughFriendly village pub/restaurant in Scalby priding itself on offering quality food4 miles
The Harbour BarIn Scarborough. You’re on holiday, so no need to feel guilty about ice cream, especially when it tastes like this7 miles
The Star Inn at HaromeWonderful gastropub28 miles
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Bird watching & wildlife

Bird watching & wildlife

The area around Hackness is a bird spotter’s paradise. Birdwatchers Car Park in Forge Valley is the easiest way to check out some of the local bird life – you should see numerous species of woodland birds.

If you’re feeling lazy, there’s no need to leave the cottage – nearly 40 species of birds have been spotted in or from the garden. Click here for details.

The River Derwent is just across the road from the cottage and there are walks along its banks. You may see kingfishers, dippers and grey wagtails.

Click on the links below for a few suggestions:

Bird watching and wildlife

LinkDetailsDistance
Raincliffe WoodsNearby Raincliffe Woods is full of natural history and can be explored via various nature walks2 miles
The Sealife CentreWhy not try a voyage beneath the waves?5 miles
Dalby ForestA great place for spotting wildlife, including deer6 miles
Bempton CliffsHome to 200,000 seabirds17 miles
North York Moors National ParkA mine of informationn/a
The Fat Birder Lots of useful information about bird watching sites in the arean/a
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