Join Sheffield DA this Easter as we return to one of the most attractive villages in the North York Moors National Park.
Thursday 9th to Tuesday 14th April 2020
The site is located right in the heart of Hutton Le Hole, where Hutton Beck winds casually through the Village Green. In the Village the visitor can enjoy browsing artisan craft workshops offering unique hand-crafted candles, rugs, carpets and delightful chocolate. Ryedale Folk Museum tells the story of the area through the ages, including over 20 reconstructed buildings ranging from an Iron Age roundhouse to a Tudor mansion and many more.
The area immediately surrounding Hutton Le Hole is known as Farndale, notable for its grouse moor where the wildlife lover can also spot Meadow Pippets, Golden Plover, Curlew and Lapwing. Low Mill, to the southern edge of the Moor is notable for its array of wild daffodils which should appear in time for Easter. Three 'Heritage Cycle Rides' starting out from Hutton le Hole meander through local villages, taking in viewpoints and various places of interest: free route leaflets can be obtained from the Ryedale Folk Museum.
The North York Moors became a National Park in 1952 and covers an area of 554 square miles, including 26 miles of coastline. With over 1,000 miles of Public rights of Way, the Park is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, including the 109 mile (176km) Cleveland Way National Trail. Learn more about this national treasure at Discover National Parks between 4th and 19th April, an annual celebration of National Parks; details of this programme can be found at Sutton Bank and The Moors National Park Centres.
Historians can indulge in a choice of 700 Scheduled Monuments that lye within the North York Moors. Rievaulx Abbey near Helmsley is a must; take in the atmospheric abbey ruins, once the site of one of England's most powerful Cistercian monasteries, appropriately sited in beautifully tranquil valley
A short drive away is the bustling market town of Pickering where you will find a whole range of local amenities including a small supermarket and the start of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where you can take a heritage ride to Whitby. A little further to the south, a visit to the larger town of Malton is a must for food lovers wishing to eat local from a selection of butchers, fishmongers and artisan producers and microbreweries.
Further afield, the coastal towns of Scarborough (25 miles) and Whitby (28 miles) need little introduction and provide a host of attractions for all ages. Of course the historic City of York is a must with almost limitless options, check out Visit York to plan your time in the City.