Activities / links

Here are some suggestions of what there is to do in the area.



- Guisborough - Thursday & Saturday

- Helmsley - Friday

- Kirbymoorside -  Wednesday

- Pickering - Monday


Outdoor activities / Musea / Swimming


Whether you are young or old, walking is something we all enjoy. The area surrounding High Hawsker is one of the most beautiful and versatile area's for walking. While walking along the cliff-tops you have some spectacular views, and when you walk around the area of Falling Foss or May Beck, you will enjoy the sounds of the waterfall and streams, and the wind playing with the leaves of the trees. 

There are a number of walks to choose from. Either you can choose to stay in the direct area and do one of the six circular walks around Robin Hood's Bay, or you can just walk from Grange Farm to Whitby or Robin Hood's Bay, either along the cliff-tops or along the old railway line now called the Cindertrack. Also the nearby Moorlands provides beautiful scenery to explore.

Other popular walks include six of the best walks along the coast. These circular walks are based on the route of the Cleveland Way. One of these walks passes through the village of High Hawsker. The walks vary from 6,5 miles / 10.5 km, to 10 miles / 16 km. If you like to find out more about the Cleveland Way walk, have a look at www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cleveland-way 

For more information about walks in the area visit the website of the www.northyorkmoors.org.uk


A very useful website is www.walkingworld.com, Britain largest online walking guide.


Cycling / mountain biking

The area around Hawsker is excellent cycle terrain. The  "Moor to Sea" cycle route passes through the village. 

The cindertrack path is a few minutes from the house as well, see www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/sport-and-leisure/parks-play-areas-and-gardens/cinder-track

Dalby Forest, which is about 40 minutes drive from Grange Farm holiday cottage is an excellent place to go mountain biking. You can bring your own bikes or rent mountain bikes and also electric mountain bikes at the Dalby Forest cycle hub.  See https://www.dalbyforestcyclehub.co.uk, or call 01751 460585. It is possible to receive a discount when hiring bicycles at the Dalby Forest cycle hub. If you are staying (or going to stay) in Grange Farm holiday cottage, and are planning at hiring bikes in Dalby Forest, please contact us at info@grangefarm.net to find out about the discount.

There is an entrance fee to Dalby Forest (includes free parking), see https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest

Great Fryup dale is another great place to go mountain biking, and it is also about 40 minutes drive from Grange Farm.  For more information about the various cycling hot spots in the area visit, https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/enjoy-outdoors/cycling


Cylce Yorkshire.com - http://cycle.yorkshire.com.



- Whitby golf course (18 holes) Tel. 01947 600660, visitors are welcome

- Scarborough South Cliff golf course (18 holes) Tel. 01723 374737

- Scarborough North Cliff golf course (18 holes) Tel. 01723 360786.



- River Esk at Ruswarp. Permits from Mr. Simms, Tel.01947 604658

- River Esk at Egton Bridge. Tickets from Egton Estates.Tel. 01947 895466

- River Esk at Danby. Permits and licences available at Danby P.O. tel. 01287 660220 or Duke of Wellington Inn Tel. 01287 660351.


Boat Fishing

- Whitby - www.whitbycoastalfishing.co.uk

Whale Watching

- At certain times of the year Minke Wales can be seen of the Yorkshire coast, a whale watching trip is a great way to see these fantastic animals. Seals, gannets and other birds can also be seen during on of these trip. High recommended trip, as experience by the owners of Grange Farm themselves in September 2023. 



Lakes & Reservoirs

- Lockwood Beck Reservoir - (Rainbow and Brown Trout) Tickets available form fishing lodge. Tel. 01287 660501

- Castle Howard Lake. Day tickets on site from the Bailiff. Tel. 01653 648316

- Pickering Trout Lake. Tel. 01751 474219

- Scaling Dam Reservoir -  Tickets from the on site dispensers. Tel. 01287 640214

- Wykeham Lakes, Scarborough. Tel. 01723 863148


Rowing & Canoeing

River Esk at Ruswarp. Tel. 01947 602110 -  www.ruswarp-pleasure-boats.co.uk


Fossil Hunting

The coast in between Saltburn and Scarborough is famous for its geology and fossils. You can try and find fossils yourself on the coast. Runswick Bay  is a good place to start. Scalby is also a good place for fossil hunting. In "Jackons Bay" in Scalby you can see actual dinosaur footprints. For more information go to www.dinocoast.org.uk



There is a riding centre in Robin Hood's Bay, Tel. 01947 880249 for more information.


Whitby leisure centre has a 25 metre pool, for further information, call 01947-604640;

The Alpamare Waterpark in Scarborough has swimming and spa faciltiies. See their website for more information www.alpamare.co.uk


Off Road Centres

- The North Yorkshire Off Road Centre in Robin Hood's Bay. www.nyoffroad.co.uk Tel. 07787 555060 



- Whitby Abbey - A new visitor centre opened in 2003. For more information and opening times call 01947 603568.

- Whitby Museum and Pannet Art Gallery - Cover the history of Whitby. Lots of interesting displays, giant fossils, model ships, jewellery collections. Information about Captain Cook and Scoresby. Tel. 01947 602908.

- Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby - Tel. 01947 601900

- The Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hood's Bay - Tel. 01947 885900

- Scarborough Castle - Tel. 01723 373333

- Eden Camp near Malton - Modern History museum, located in former P.O.W. camp. Lots of information about the WW II. Tel. 01653 697777 www.edencamp.co.uk.

- Helmsley Castle - Tel. 01439 770442.

- York Castle Museum - Tel. 01904 687687, www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

- Yorvik Centre in York,  http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk - Tel. 01904 615 505



Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Evening Sun on the disused railway line

The Cindertrack, a disused railway track which runs through the village of HIgh Hawsker, and which is populair with walkers and cyclist.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Beach in Sandsend, looking towards Whitby

View from Sandsend toward Whitby

Runwick Bay beach

Runswick Bay, on the Yorkshire Coast

Robin Hoods Bay