What to do, where to go...

WHERE TO  START!

We are spoilt for choice! There are just too many special, “not to be missed” places to mention, but we will attempt to provide a list of as many as possible in terms of distance from Wellspring Farm:

ON THE DOORSTEP

If you don’t feel like driving, stay local for the day.  We have amazing walks from the bottom of our drive including a walk to Sawdon Beck in one direction and Raptor Viewpoint in the other.  There are so many forest trails, chalk roads and green lanes you will be spoilt for choice for both cycling and walking.  You can even access the Moor to Sea cycle network just up the road.

A LITTLE FURTHER A FIELD

DALBY FOREST

We love it here, there is so much to do! 13 walking trails, 6 cycling trails, 2 play areas, Go Ape, cafes, BBQ picnic sites and bike hire.

WYKEHAM LAKES

10 minutes down the road and great for fishing or spend the day at North Yorkshire Water park paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, open water swimming, pedal boats, inflatable aqua-park, the list goes on.

THE COAST

SCARBOROUGH

Distance: 12 miles (25 mins by car)

Attractions: Scarborough Castle, Alpamare Waterpark, Peasholm Park, Scarborough Spa, Scarborough Art Gallery, Rotunda Museum, North Bay Railway, Sealife Sanctuary, Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre. 

Scarborough beach is beautiful, quieter beaches can be found by driving just a little further to Cayton Bay or Reighton.

FILEY

Distance: 16 miles (30 mins by car)

Attractions: Evron Centre, Filey Brigg, Cleveland Way National Trail, Wolds Way National Trail, Glen Gardens, Filey Museum, Coble Landing.

RAVENSCAR (THE TOWN
THAT NEVER WAS)

Distance: 19 miles (35 mins by car)

Attractions: dramatic headland with amazing views in all directions.  Walking and cycling trails, visit the colony of seals at the bottom off the cliff in June and July when common seals come ashore to pup! November for the grey seals.

WHITBY

Distance: 22 miles (45 mins by car)

Attractions: North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Dracula Experience, Captain Cook Museum, Whitby Abbey, HMS Endeavour, Pannett Park, Whitby Museum.

IN LAND:

PICKERING

Distance: 14 miles (25 mins by car)

Attractions: the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, St Peter’s Church, Beck Isle Museum, Pickering Castle, Kirk Theatre.

MALTON

Distance: 19 miles (35 mins by car)

Attractions: The Milton Rooms, Talbot Food Court, Malton Museum.

HELMSLEY

Distance: 26.5 miles (45 mins by car)

Attractions: Helmsley Castle, Duncombe Park, National Centre for Birds of Prey.

Stand Alone Attractions

  • North York Moors National Park – ask about our nearby walks that will take you onto National Park land.
  • Cinder Track – a 42-mile round trip following the old railway line between Whitby and Scarborough. Best for seasoned cyclists! 12 miles away, start in Scarborough (25 min drive).  Bike hire available from “Trailways”
  • Flamingo Land Resort, 17.5 miles (30 mins by car)
  • Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, 18 miles (30 mins by car)
  • Burton Agnes Hall, 23 miles (40 mins by car)
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens, 27 miles (50 mins drive)
  • Rievaulx Abbey, 30 miles (55 mins by car)
  • Sutton Bank for some of the best traffic-free cycling with spectacular views.  Bike hire available from “Sutton Bank Bikes”

Other locations

Bridlington and its attractions: 26 miles (45 mins by car)

Hull including the Museums Quarter and The Deep: 43 miles (1 hour 15mins by car)

York and its attractions: 37 miles (1 hr by car)

Robin Hoods Bay: 19 miles (45mins by car)

Other locations

Bridlington and its attractions: 26 miles (45 mins by car)

Hull including the Museums Quarter and The Deep: 43 miles (1 hour 15mins by car)

York and its attractions: 37 miles (1 hr by car)

Robin Hoods Bay: 19 miles (45mins by car)