Fun Fact! Did you know The North York Moors is the driest of all the National Parks in the UK?
There’s so much to do on the Yorkshire Coast, all easily accessible from Newton House Farm!
Within five miles of our site there is the historic port of Whitby, now a popular tourist destination. You can spend a day at the beach, spend your pennies at the amusement arcades, eat ice cream and candy floss whilst enjoying the view from the piers. Wander the cobbled streets of the old side of town, hunt out unique shops and cafes, buy yourself a piece of Jet; the locally found fossilised stone made famous by Queen Victoria. Climb the 199 steps (don’t forget to count them!) and explore the Abbey ruins on the East Cliff.
Robin Hoods Bay
Head five miles in the other direction and prepare to have your breath taken away by the view as you descend into Robin Hoods Bay. A quaint fishing village; famous for its history of smugglers. Explore the narrow winding streets and take a walk along the sand to the café at Boggle Hole. Stay until dusk and join a ghost walk to learn more about the smuggling history.
The Esk Valley
Drive across the Moors to Grosmont or Goathland and board the North York Moors steam railway to Pickering. Have a walk through Goathland; well known for the ITV police drama Heartbeat and the railway station that appeared in the Harry Potter films. This is the only village in the Esk Valley that is relatively flat!
If you follow the River Esk up the valley you’ll find many little villages to explore: Glaisdale; where you will find Beggars Bridge, with its romantic tale. Lealholm; home of the stepping stones. Visit Egton in August and enjoy a day at the local show, one of the biggest one day shows in the country.
Spend hours walking the many footpaths and trails on offer and rest your legs at the end of the day in one of the many fabulous and friendly country pubs.
A trip down the coast to Scarborough offers another day on the beach or at the fun fair. Visit the Sea Life Centre to feed the penguins or spend the afternoon at Alpamare Waterpark where kids can play on the flumes and adults can relax in the spa that offers 13 different treatment rooms.