North York Moors National Park
The North York Moors were designated as a National Park over 60 years ago in 1952, because of the beautiful unspoilt countryside, the magnificent coastline, and the wealth of architectural interest.
The speciality of the North York Moors National Park is that it contains not only the largest tract of heather moorland in all of England and Wales, but also has a great variety of landscapes, woodland, forests, high coastal cliffs, rivers and wetlands and the traditionally farmed dales with their picturesque drystone walls.
Red House Farm, Glaisdale, is situated in the Esk Valley (the River Esk being Yorkshire's only salmon river) and is about 8 miles from the coast at Whitby.
Red House Farm is in the quiet peaceful valley of Glaisdale Dale, ideal for walking, riding and, Tom thinks, cycling, although most visitors look at the hills and argue. We are in easy reach of the coast, and historic cities such as York are only an hour's drive away from Red House Farm.
Whitby, The Coast and More
SEE timeless SCENERY. Visit picturesque Whitby. From the old town of Whitby, 199 steps lead up to the parish church of St. Mary's. 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.
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!
Red House Farm is within a short driving distance (15 to 25 minutes) of Goathland (Aidensfield of "Heartbeat" TV series), the charming coastal villages of Whitby, Sandsend, Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick Bay, Ravenscar, Staithes, and Hutton-le-Hole, Helmsley and Riveaulx Abbey are only about 40-55 minutes driving distance away.
Check out www.northyorkmoors.org.uk for more information.