Activities Near Red House
Walking and sight-seeing are the most popular activities for the area, but we are happy to arrange or provide contact numbers for fishing, riding or mountain bike hire. If you wish to fish for salmon or sea trout, it is wise to book in advance during the autumn. Although there are sections of the river open to the public, these tend to get heavily used when the salmon are running.
Or take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Grosmont to Pickering. With its magnificent steam engines and beautiful rural stations, it´s like taking a step back in time--a holiday you won´t forget!
You are within a short driving distance of Goathland (Aidensfield of "Heartbeat" TV series), the coast (Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Ravenscar, Staithes), Helmsley, Riveaulx Abbey and many other very interesting places.
Visit picturesque Whitby. From the old town of Whitby, 199 steps lead up to the parish church of St. Mary. The churchyard gave Bram Stoker the inspiration to write his world famous book, Dracula. Whitby is part of the Heritage Coast of North East England.
Check out www.northyorkmoors.org.uk. The website is overflowing with information and will give you maps, dates of local shows and events, National Park sponsored activities for adults and children, as well as providing local history, places of interest, natural and historical etc. They have a large section with useful telephone contacts of local activity providers, fishing, golf, swimming etc. They also provide publications on walking and a yearly guide to the area - all in all far more than we could ever do. It's well worth the visit for information for your holidays in North Yorkshire.
The North York Moors National Park Tourism Network's 'We Know Our Coast' project has provided us with these excellent guides to help you plan your days before you come as well as while you are here. We have also provided you with a copy in your cottage and bed and breakfast Information Packs. But it is best to have a look before you arrive, because you may want to book before you come to us to avoid disappointment. Click to read each Guide.
The following recommendations are describing some of these activities in more details.
Days Out For the Fit and Active -- Get Your Adrenalin Going
Top 10 Trails Along the Cleveland Way. CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLEVELAND WAY!
You can download these day walks from www.top10trails.com.
Also, in each cottage you will find the booklet Top Ten Experiences containing all 10 walks: 'Top 10' COASTAL WALKS closest to Red House Farm Glaisdale.
*To get the distances and travel times, we have used Google Maps Directions as follows:
From: Red House Farm Glaisdale (remember to put the 'Glaisdale' after Red House Farm as there are several Red House Farms in local dales)
To: Whitby Abbey etc. (the starting point of Walk number 7 in booklet): 23 Minutes by car and 10,4 Miles.
To Robin Hoods Bay Old Coastguard Station (slipway): 30 min. and 14.4 Miles.
Real Staithes/All My Sons. Staithes Harbour
Contact: Sean Baxter
Email: or 01947 840278
Real Staithes/All My Sons offer mackerel-catch-cook-consume trips, where you can learn to catch your supper, clean it and cook it fresh out of the sea.. Visitors can learn about the regions fishing and cultural heritage, shipwrecks, smugglers and fossils are also covered in their events. Fishing trips, and shoreline events can be found on the website (with booking details).
RHF (Red House Farm) to Staithes: 26 Minutes by car and 13.3 Miles.
Metafit and Yoga in Glaisdale
Metafit at Robinson Institute in Glaisdale
Contact Angela on 07773 315081
(Okay to just turn up)
Yoga at Robinson Institute in Glaisdale
Monday @ 19:30
Contact Melanie on 07825 067969
(Best to contact Mel beforehand)
FAQs for Cleveland Way walkers (also see section FAQ)