1 SALTBURN just 10 miles from Crag House Farm. A charming unspoilt Victorian seaside town. Stroll along the Grade ll listed Pleasure pier from there take a trip to the town via the world’s oldest water-powered funicular railway! Walk through the Valley Gardens, 10 hectares of Italian Gardens with a miniature railway, woodland walks and a very delightful tea room. The big sandy beach stretches for miles, perfect for families with young children and famous for its surfing. The big adventure here is SURFING. Officially one of the best places to surf in the U.K. Learn to surf or paddle board with Ritchie and friends at the family run Flow Surf School, all levels catered for. www.flowsurfschool.co.uk
2 STAITHES A gorgeous higgledy piggledy quaint old fishing village which has an air of a place lost in time. Once home to Captain James Cook, the famous Staithes group of artists notably Dame Laura Knight and more recently home to Old Jack and his faithful dog, Salty as seen on CBBC’s ‘Old Jack’s Boat’. Sandcastles, cafes and quirky shops abound but for something extra special enjoy a day with ‘Real Staithes’. www.realstaithes.com A chance to explore this wild and powerful place with Sean and Trisha whose family have lived and worked this area forever…you’ll be in safe hands Sean is in charge of the Lifeboat at Staithes! Learn about Foraging, Fossils, Fish and Fun on one of their day courses that cover such experiences as, a day fishing then cooking your own mackerel, a fossil foraging day with an amazing lunch…Liz say’s …I had a whole lobster, fresh salads, masses of Trisha’s delicious cakes all liberally washed down by homemade elderflower fizz..scrumptious! Also on offer are ancient paint palette days, searching for jet and more. This comes highly recommended by Danny and Liz. See what The Guardian said.
3 WHITBY Well what can we say, families love it, truly something for everyone. In 1769 Captain James Cooks sailed from Whitby in The Endeavour to explore and ultimately discover New Zealand and Australia. Donkeys on the blue flag beach – Whale watching – The best Fish and Chips – Steam trains – Whitby Jet – and please keep your eyes peeled for DRACULA!
‘The Guided Walking Tour of Whitby’ is a unique tour, rich in curious story, anecdote, mythology, ancient histories of Whitby and uncommon folklore, takes in the streets, yards and piers of the old town.
Available by private booking and suitable for all ages, groups, families, individuals, wedding parties, colleges and schools. Lead by Rose, with her wealth of local knowledge and expertly told stories, The Guided Walking Tours of Whitby are one of the town’s top attractions and activities.
Departs from the top of the 199 steps outside St Mary’s church on the East Cliff.
See details at www.whitbystoryteller.co.uk or call 01947 895122
4 ROBIN HOODS BAY, PORT MULGRAVE and RUNSWICK BAY “For the best beach combing in the country head for North Yorkshire” Become a Yorkshire Coast Explorer with Hidden Horizons…
From rock-pooling trips and mini-beast trips to star gazing, fossil hunts and dinosaur walks we have something for all the family. We offer regular sessions all along the coast, as well as private bookings and school trips.
Our experienced leaders will be able to show you the amazing secrets hidden on our coast, from 180 million year old fossils and Jurassic dinosaur footprints to the creatures that call it home today and the secrets of the dark skies above. For more details visit www.hiddenhorizons.co.uk or ring 07964 759433
5 YORKSHIRE COAST NATURE
All it says on the tin….Discover wild North Yorkshire on one of our exclusive Yorkshire Coast Nature Wildlife Safaris. From Whales north of Whitby, Snakes and Goshawks in the Great Yorkshire Forest to rare Fritillary butterflies on the heather moors. Join one of our small group tours led by professional local guides dedicated to ensuring high quality experiences or design your own Safari! Award winning photography courses. www.yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk Danny gives a big ‘Thumbs Up’ He enjoyed a birding day with Yorkshire Coast Nature in spring 2015. Meeting a small group in Dalby Forest and ending up in a boat off the Yorkshire coast. Kingfishers to Kittiwakes and the return of the Cuckoo were all part of the brilliant day out.