Explore the Best of the North York Moors

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Rosedale Abbey

Rosedale Abbey is at the centre of the North York Moors National Park with its own superb picture postcard scenery.  We reckon it’s the finest village in the County!


Rosedale Show and the Village of Rosedale Abbey.  Rosella Cottage is in the Middle of the Village.

Five country lanes branch out from Rosedale Abbey and take you off to all points of the compass as you explore this fabulous region.  Whichever way you decide to journey, a day out from Rosedale will make for some fabulous memories!


Next door neighbour to Rosedale and only a short drive ten-minute drive from Rosella Cottage or around 45-minutes by car from Spyglass 1708 in Whitby.  

Farndale is a beautiful valley; and more so in spring time in late March - May when it is World-famous for its shows of wild Daffodils.  A “must visit” for that time of year.

Farndale in snow - RJB Photographic

Winter Sun Shines on the Snow in Farndale.  Simpley Beautiful.

There are two small hamlets in the valley with “Church Houses” towards the head of the dale and “Low Mills” further down-stream.  You can take a very scenic walk along the valley path that connects the two hamlets.  It is a comfortable and well sign-posted walk through fantastic scenery.  Start and finish at the Feversham Arms Inn at Church Houses.  Run for several years by my Aunty and Uncle, it’s a great country Inn for a meal or a pint after a long walk!  There is also a village cricket pitch and a lovely Farndale Show held each August..

Botton Village

Sitting at the head of Danby Dale which is the pretty hamlet of Botton.  

Botton Hall is at the centre of a small village which is nowadays a Camphill Community for people with learning disabilities.  It was formed in 1955 and there are now five bio-dynamic farms located around the village which provide employment to the adults with learning disabilities.  In the village there are many different workshops where villagers make products which are sold to the public via a number of outlets.  There are also three shops: a gift shop, for visitors, with items from both Botton and other Camphill villages; a village store, which is the village food shop and a Coffee Bar where the villagers and co-workers congregate in the evening to chat and play board games.

It is a very scenic little place and you’re welcome to walk around during a visit.  Close by is the magnificent and very peaceful little St Hilda’s Church in Danby Dale.  Well worth a visit for some quiet reflection on the mystery of life.  It’s my favourite spot in the whole of the North York Moors!


A true “jewel in the crown” of the North Yorkshire Moors. 

Hutton Le Hole 01 - RJB Photographic

Hutton-le-Hole is Just a Short Drive or Cycle Ride from Rosella Cottage.

It’s so picture perfect you’ll wonder why we ever needed “urban planners”.  Make sure to visit the Ryedale Folk Museum which is located in the heart of the village.  There’s a lovely stream flowing through the village for kids to paddle in and look for sticklebacks, and a good pub for adults to relax or take a bite to eat.  Close by are the villages of Gillamoor and Fadmoor and a lovely scenic route into the “out-of-the-way” Sleightholmedale.


A larger village in the lower River Seven valley where Rosedale broadens out as it meets the Vale of Pickering.  

Appleton-le-Moors is home to the Moors Inn which is a great place to eat out, and there is also a knitwear shop, pottery and studio together with a health spa and a village reading room which shows art-house movies.  So get yourself along.  A nice village for a casual stroll.

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