A wealth to see locally

The Forest Drive provides a great surface for exploring by mountain bike.  It features some substantial hills, offering a great day's challenging biking.  Close by, Dalby Forest offers a range of mountain biking tracks from beginner to international standard.  The 'Moor to Sea' cycle route passes right by the door on this, its most challenging section.

For walkers, the Inns Way literally passes the door and just a kilometer across the valley the Tabular Hills Walk wends its way past.

We're Heartbeat country, we're Herriot country, and Hogsmead Station is a hop up the line for Potter fans.  The area is a regular location for film crews seeking dramatic back drops and the timeless charm of rural England.  Tom Cruise Mission Impossible was the most recent.

This glacial landscape formed at the end of the last ice age harbours layers of history.  Roman encampments and ancient barrows are to found across Newtondale and on the moor.  The striking ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, one of the great abbeys of England prior to dissolution is situated to the west near the cultural market town of Helmsley.

A drive or ride out reveals the splendid heritage coast... nostalgic memories of childhood seaside holidays, new discoveries of quaint fishing villages and smuggler's coves.  Scarborough with the remains of its medieval castle and traditional seaside feel, the charming Staithes for its Jurassic cliffs, quaint sheltered harbour and early connections to Captain Cook before he moved to the now bustling fishing port of Whitby to join the Royal Navy.  Picturesque Robin Hoods Bay with its old tradition of smuggling.

Not forgetting the lesser known gems of Runswick Bay, sheltered at the northern end of a beautiful sandy beach, and the wooded valley of Hayburn Wyke leading down to a stunning, hidden rocky cove with tumbling waterfall and giant boulders!

To the south the rolling Howardian hills with their centrepiece, the magnificent Castle Howard, make for a soothing journey to the walled city of York with its mediaeval streets and myriad attractions including of course the National Railway Museum.

The majority of our guests come time & time again with so much to explore from the comfort of the cottages at Grove House Levisham.