COUNTRY WALKS FROM CLIFF HOUSE

Being on the edge of the North York Moors and also being near the Yorkshire Coast, Cliff House is well situated for those that love walking.

In each of our cottages we provide for you to borrow the local Ordnance Survey map, a pack of walking route cards for longer walks in the county and in our family sized cottages a set of route cards and activities for our younger guests.  In addition to that, we also have binoculars and birding guides as well so that you can make the best use of your time at Cliff House.  For those that want to spend a day at Cliff House, whether that’s spending time in the pool or enjoying the grounds there are a number of shorter walks that you can do direct from the cottages that vary in length – most perfect for an after dinner stroll.  Have a look at ever growing selection of walks below.

The Country Code

The Country Code was originally developed in the 1930 in the UK, and still is a good set of guidance to follow when venturing out in to the countryside.

  • Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work
  • Guard against all risk of fire
  • Leave all gates as you found them
  • Keep your pets under close control
  • Keep to public paths across farmland
  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls
  • Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone
  • Take your litter home
  • Help to keep all water clean
  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees
  • Take special care on country roads
  • Make no unnecessary noise

The more recent Countryside Code, and its more up to date versions can be found here.

WALKING FROM CLIFF HOUSE

Bluebells and Garlic Walk

Bluebells and Garlic Walk

Last weekend with the first of the good weather we ventured out to a spot about 25 minutes away from our cottages at Cliff House Holiday Cottages to look for Bluebells and Garlic, and we were not disappointed, as the bluebells and garlic looked amazing!...

A Walk Down Netherby Dale

A Walk Down Netherby Dale

This walk is about 3km long and can take between 1 to 2 hours depending on your pace and how many stops you make. Please note that some sections are difficult under foot, specifically very muddy and in places the path is unstable/rocky under foot.  Given it is a dale,...

Fossil Hunting in Robin Hoods Bay

Fossil Hunting in Robin Hoods Bay

Step in to Yorkshire’s Jurassic past and visit Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire Coast and go on a fossil hunt! Robin Hood’s Bay is a fantastic seaside village steeped in history and tales of smuggling, but it is also great for a walk out along the beach and...

A walk to Jerry Noddle in Dalby Forest

A walk to Jerry Noddle in Dalby Forest

At any time of year a walk out to Jerry Noddle in Dalby Forest (aka the Great Yorkshire Forest) is a nice relaxing and gentle walk. A circular walk from Bickley Gate Car Park takes you along forestry access roads to the promontory of Jerry Noddle which sounds like the...

A stroll along Filey Bay

A stroll along Filey Bay

A short drive from our cottages at Cliff House Holiday Cottages takes you to Hunmanby Gap, and from there out on to Filey Bay - a massive expanse of sand which is dog friendly (save for the beach immediately in front of Filey town) stretching from Filey Rigg all the...

The Hanging Stones

The Hanging Stones

Spent a fantastic day with friends exploring an installation by the artist Andy Goldsworthy called The Hanging Stones (https://hangingstones.org/introduction/). Its a planned series of 10 installations housed in rebuilt barns on a 6 mile walk through North Dale near...

Forge Valley and Hackness Walk

Forge Valley and Hackness Walk

We went for the first long walk in a long time, nearly 10 miles, starting and finishing in the local village of East Ayton. We walked up Forge Valley, which was carved out by the melt waters from the last ice age and is the valley through which the River Derwent flows...

Land of Iron

Land of Iron

The Land of Iron Went for a walk in the "Land of Iron" - Rosedale in the North York Moors National Park. To look at it now you wouldn't think that it was once a thriving iron ore community, with the hill sides dotted with mines as well as the giant furnaces used for...

A walk to Jerry Noddle

A walk to Jerry Noddle

Went for a short (6 kilometres) easy walk along forest roads out to Jerry Noddle (yes it is a place but does sound like a band member from Slade!) from Bickley Gate Car Park (Grid reference - SE 91079 91035)- our nearest car park in Dalby Forest. You can get to...

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

Went for a walk last week to Blakey Topping and the stone circle (what's left of it) that lies at the foot of it. A relatively easy 7km, that like many walks for us starts at the Saltergate Car Park just above the Hole of Horcum. Having achieved the stone circle we...

Farndale – the Daffodil Valley

Farndale – the Daffodil Valley

Farndale Dale is know as the Daffodil Valley because of its abundant displays of daffodils at the start of Spring in this area of North Yorkshire.  That said with everything else that appears to be growing along the path it could also be called the Wild Garlic Valley...

Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale

Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale

Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale - an easy  6km circular walk starting from Cliff House Holiday Cottages This walk is for a summer's afternoon after Sunday lunch to walk it off or in the winter before coming home to a piping hot stew.  This walk  through Chafer Wood and Kirk...

A Walk Through the Land of Iron and Rosedale

A Walk Through the Land of Iron and Rosedale

The Land of Iron - a  10km circular walk starting in the historic village of Rosedale Abbey in North Yorkshire This walk is relatively flat save for the middle section where there is a sharp 150m lung busting pull up on to the top of the valley and the disused...

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Bluebells and Garlic Walk

Bluebells and Garlic Walk

Last weekend with the first of the good weather we ventured out to a spot about 25 minutes away from our cottages at Cliff House Holiday Cottages to look for Bluebells and Garlic, and we were not disappointed, as the bluebells and garlic looked amazing!...

A Day Out in York

A Day Out in York

York is a city that has a long history, and is only a 45 minute drive from our cottages here at Cliff House Holiday Cottages.  Making it a great place to go for a full on day out with lots for everyone in the family to see and do. If you aren't going to take the train...

Snowdrops at Cliff House

Snowdrops at Cliff House

The snowdrops in our gardens are just tipping past their best in our gardens, but let rewind the clock to two weeks ago when we made this little video. Every year the snowdrops come to the gardens at Cliff House Holiday Cottages and every year they never cease to...