It’s hard to beat the North York Moors if you are planning a walking holiday (or even just a holiday with a few walks along the way). This well-loved UK National Park combines dramatic moorland, beautiful waterfalls and plenty of pubs to call in for a tipple and a bite to eat.
The landscape is varied, there’s wildlife to spot and you’ll find lots of history and heritage too.
One of my favourite starting points for a walk in the North York Moors is the pretty village of Rosedale Abbey. Not only does Rosedale contain all the ingredients for a perfect honeypot village but it’s the starting point for five fabulous walks.
Enjoy village life
Rosedale Abbey is nestled high up in the North York Moors and you’ll find an array of tearooms and pubs in this picture-postcard village. Graze on the Green or Abbey Stores and Tearoom are good choices for a bite to eat. Alternatively you could always enjoy a picnic on the village green…
For something a bit more substantial head to the Coach House Inn pub or the 16th century White Horse Farm Inn which has lovely views of the village.
We also recommend taking a look at the Gillies Jones Studio who produce a range of fabulous hand-blown glass from their studio in Rosedale.
Five fabulous Rosedale walks
One of things we love about Rosedale is that it’s right at the centre of five converging lanes. Each one will lead you to a different part of the North York Moors so it’s a perfect choice for a Yorkshire walking holiday!
The first lane will take you to Blakey Ridge where you can call in for a drink at the Lion Inn and enjoy the view from the highest point of the North York Moors.
Other options will take you across to Egton Bridge and the coast, to the honeypot village of Hutton-le-Hole or to the Vale of Pickering. What better way could there be enjoy the beauty of the North York Moors and see what treasures you can find along the way.
Take in the spectacular North York Moors view
The high position of Rosedale in the North York Moors means you’ll get panoramic views – particularly if you head to the nearby Rosedale Mineral Railway.
There is an array of crosses and standing stones in the surrounding moorland to spot including Ana Cross and Millenium Cross. Great places to stop for a photo and take in the view!
Where to stay on a walking holiday to Rosedale
Take a look at these-catering Yorkshire cottages that are ideal for a walking holiday to Rosedale:
This one-bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage is a perfect base for a walking holiday. It has a prime position in Rosedale Abbey and come with a boutique style bedroom with gorgeous en-suite wet room. Find out more.
Heather View Lodge
Enjoy the view from the hot tub at the gorgeous Heather View Lodge. It’s perfect for a dip after returning from a Rosedale walk! This luxury 4-bedroom holiday cottage has 4 bathrooms and is set high up in Rosedale. Find out more.
Gorgeous Cottages have a range of luxury Yorkshire Holiday Cottages including a selection of holiday homes in the North York Moors. If you are planning a Yorkshire Walking Holiday give us a call on 01642 263 249 and see if we can help!