Outdoor Activities

There are numerous walks and bridle paths in the area. Maps and local walks information are provided in the cabin.
Below are links to some of the areas most interesting sites and attractions.


Brimham Rocks
This amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale.
Approximate distance = 8 miles





Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
A World Heritage Site, set in 323 hectares (800 acres) of beautiful countryside, offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the range of England’s heritage. Discover the magnificent 12th-century abbey ruins and the only surviving Cistercian corn mill.
Approximate distance = 6 miles



Markenfield Hall
Markenfield Hall, described as ‘Yorkshire’s best-kept secret’, is an early 14th century moated country house three miles south of Ripon, North Yorkshire. It is one of the finest surviving English country houses from that time. And only a one mile walk across the fields!
Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire. HG4 3AD
01765 692303    www.markenfield.com/
Approximate distance = (Walking) 2 miles (by car) 6 miles



linestoneYorkshire Dales  
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a special place: it has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It is a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife.
Photo: Malham Cove setting for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Approximate distance = 16 miles



knaresboro_CKnaresborough Castle
Knaresborough Castle is a ruined fortress overlooking the River Nidd in the town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England.
Approximate distance = 9 miles




MeerkatsThorp Perrow Arboretum

100 of acres of woodland and gardens to explore, large collection of birds of prey from around the world – falcons, hawks, eagles, owls and vultures. Visit the mammal centre with donkeys, meerkats and wallabies. Open every day Meet the Owls at 11.30am Flying Displays at 1.30 & 3.30pm. Lots of events throughout the year.
Thorp Perrow, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS
01677 425323
Approximate distance = 16 miles



Gillmoor Fishing Lakes
Two lakes in a woodland setting, very peaceful and away from roads. Good access with 2 car parks and footpaths to all platforms. Both lakes are spring fed; the depths of the lakes vary from 10ft down to 1ft with many ledges to fish to.
Roach to 2lb, Rudd to 1lb, Golden Orf to 4lb, Barble to 4lb, Common Carp to 15lb, Mirror Carp to 13lb, Tench to 6lb, Golden Tench to 5lb and Perch to 3lb.
£6 day. £4 OAPs and under 14s. £75 season. £5 OAPs and under 14s.
High Gill Moor Farm, Bishop Thornton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG3 3LF
Joe Simpson 07835 142110 or 01765 620316, email: simo2312@hotmail.co.uk
Approximate distance = 5 miles



Stump Cross Caverns 
Stump Cross Caverns is one of Britain’s premier show caves, located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Approximate distance = 17 miles



Bolton Abbey
On the banks of the River Wharfe. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside, over 80 miles of footpaths and ample space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something here for all ages. www.boltonabbey.com
Approximate distance = 22 miles



RHS Harlow Carr Harrogate
Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.
Approximate distance = 11 miles



The Forbidden Corner
The Forbidden Corner is a folly-filled garden open to the public in the grounds of the Tupgill Park Estate near Leyburn in North Yorkshire. http://www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk
Approximate distance = 25 miles