Eat & Drink
Feeling hungry? There’s a great selection of paces to eat within just a few miles of the cottage. Click on the links for more information.
Country Cooks Larder Fryup Dale (literally a short walk away!) - home cooked seasonal meals using locally sourced ingredients.
Danby Bakery & Tea Shop Beautiful little bakery & licensed cafe sat in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
Great Yorkshire Cycle Hub Cafe Fresh coffee, teas and food served with locally sourced ingredients.
The Fox & Hounds Ainthorpe - traditional inn in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
The Downe Arms Castleton - serving the very best quality pub grub.
The Board Inn Lealholm - real ale and real food on the banks of the River Esk.
The Lion Inn Blakey Ridge - 16th century freehouse with breathtaking views and great food!
Exploring North Yorkshire
Woodhead Farm Cottage is conveniently located close to some of the best and most popular tourist destinations that North Yorkshire has to offer. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, or visit an attraction, town or museum – Yorkshire offers something for everyone and all ages.
Towns & villages
For those looking for something a little more relaxing, there’s plenty of areas of interest. The village Goathland is just 13 miles away, and was the setting of the fictional village of Aidensfield in the Heartbeat television series set in the ‘60s. Here you can spot many recognisable landmarks from the show, and stop off at a pub called the Goathland Hotel in the area.
Another must-see is Goathland Station – also known as Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film, and most recently used for filming in the new Mission Impossible film.
Visiting Whitby is brilliant way to see the best of the Yorkshire coast, and there’s plenty to do when you’re there. From the Museum of Victorian Science and Whitby Abbey to Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall – check out Trip Advisors list of the top 10 things to do when visiting.
There’s also the fantastic North York Moors National Park Centre – a historic visitor centre with a café and shop which is set on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby. Near to moorland, woodland farmland, historic buildings and drystone walls - this is a great spot to see the beauty of the area.
For cycle hire and information, please visit Trailways and The Moor to Sea Cycle Network – the National Park’s flagship, long-distance bike route.
History & culture
History buffs and culture fans are spoilt for choice. Learn about the stately home Castle Howard, or step into history by visiting the second world war-related museum Eden Camp or the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. If you’re lucky enough to be there in October, the Railway hosts its famous 1940s event where the whole town of Pickering goes back in time.
The World of James Herriot is also a great day out. Set in the heart of Herriot Country, this museum is a multi-award-winning and all-weather attraction.
Other areas and activities of interest include a guided walk led by The UK Glow Worm Survey, Rosedale Abbey, Grosmont, Cleveland Water Scaling Dam and Runswick Bay. There is also the option to visit Dalby Forest, with its world class mountain biking centre. For more information please click here.
Cycle hire can be found at the Yorkshire Cycle Hub.
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