To the south of Whitby lies the village of Robin Hood's Bay which is a fantastic location for a day out at the beach. With a myriad of winding streets and alleys in the old village, a selection of pubs, shops and galleries as well as a beach which provides both sandy expanses stretching south to Ravenscar and thousands of rock pools to explore, Robin Hood's Bay really does have something for everyone.
Moving north from Whitby you'll find a selection of coastal villages including Staithes and Runswick Bay which also offer wonderful beaches and quaint villages, appearing much as they did 100 years ago.
The Cleveland Way footpath follows this stretch of coastline enabling those who are a little more adventurous to enjoy a walk along the coast providing some of the finest views in the county. Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay as approximately 7 miles and takes about 2-3 hours to complete.
Just a few minutes drive from Whitby you'll find a selection of beautiful villages located on the banks of the River Esk which flows 28 miles from its source in Westerdale.
Villages such as Goathland, Egton, Danby, Lealholm and Castleton all offer a range of local amenities inlcuding comfortable and welcoming villages pubs and shops, and are the perfect places from which to begin a walk into the North Yorkshire Moors.
The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway passes through the village of
Grosmont on its way between Pickering and Whitby so is a popular
destination particularly through the summer months.
If you enjoy the attractions of a larger town or city, then York has everything you'll need! A rich history combined with all modern conveniences, York is a medieval walled city, and features the dramatic Minster in it's heart.
Access is easy via the A169 to Pickering, then get the Park and Ride from Monks Cross, where you'll also find some of the larger shops such as John Lewis.
Make sure you give yourself a good day to take in all that York offers. You won't be short of things to do and see, such as the Jorvik Viking Centre, the amazing street performers (weather permitting!) and the fantastic shops. You could even take a tour on the river, and if trains are your thing, make sure you visit the excellent York Railway Museum.
There are restaurants and independent cafes, bars and pubs by the bucket load in York, so make sure you take the time to choose wisely - there really is something for everyone!
Ladycross is the perfect base from which to explore the North York Moors and coast. Whether you're staying in a caravan, motorhome of one of our lodges - you won't be short of things to do.
The North York Moors Steam Railway runs from Whitby to Pickering via Grosmont where the main engine sheds are. It's a must!
Rose has been taking guided walks around Whitby, the Esk Valley and Moors for years. A great family activity.
Castle Howard is one of England finest stately homes. It's located on the edge of the Moors, near York. A great day out.