Things to Do Nearby
Lightwater Valley is a large theme park, about 50 miles west of Hinderwell, near Ripon.It is set in a large area of woodland, making it very scenic and peaceful, with the high-adrenaline rides hidden among the treetops.
Flamingo Land is another entertainment park.It has very many adrenaline rides as well a large zoo, and is only 30 miles from the Cottage.
A new visitor centre opened in 2002.It has received many wards and even the locals are impressed.
It is situated high above the town of Whitby and there are great views of the town and the moors.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
This is a “Must Do”.Nearly all of our visitors travel on this steam hauled line from Grosmont to Pickering.It follows the bottom of the valley and there are many superb views to be enjoyed, which are invisible from any other means of transport.The line passes through the village of Goathland, (Heartbeat’s Aidensfield) and Glaisdale, which was used as the Hogwarts Station in Harry Potter – you can leave the train for visits and re-board the train and continue to Pickering.Pickering is a quaint town, with plenty of things to enjoy when you get there.
Tom Leonard Mining Museum
Situated only 7 miles north of the Cottage, a half-day can be spent here learning about how the local mining industry was born and then died.The tour does involve going underground into some old mine workings.Tom Leonard