Whitby's Getting Busy - Relax in the Peace of the Esk Valley!
We're not all attracted to the busyness of the town centre. For some, dealing with the crowds is far more stressful than enjoyable - the hustle and bustle is more of a challenge than a pleasant symbol of somewhere with enduring popularity.
So for those of us who enjoy the peace and tranquility of a less densly populate location, what can the Esk Valley offer that Whitby (in full summer swing) can't?
If you want to get away from the crowds, heading inland to the woods is a perfect choice! Ok, so through the summer they may not be deserted, but places like May Beck, Falling Foss and Dalby Forest are perfect for finding a quiet corner to enjoy a walk, or just to sit, read a book and escape the hubbub of the town!
Quiet Country Inns
Whitby's new harbourside Weatherspoons isn't to everyone's taste (although it's nice to have the building renovated and in use again, of course). But we're not short of quieter countryside pubs, most with nicely kept beer gardens and offering a great choice of national favourites as well as some more local brews for the discerning palate!
Footpaths, Trails and Hidden Pathways
Head off into the countryside following the myriad of footpaths and bridleways. There are so many miles of well-trodden paths that it'll never feel over-crowded! There's plenty of choice, depending on how far or how difficult you like your walks to be. Visiting the Bridestones at Dalby Forest is a favourite of ours. It's fairly child-friendly, but does include a steep-ish hill.
The coastal path between Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay is a lovely walk too. It's about 7 or 8 miles in length and can be muddy in parts - but the views are stunning and well worth the effort!
Take a drive to some of our local viewpoints. Head across the moors, or navigate your way between the Esk Valley villages and you'll soon find yourself stopping to enjoy some of the best views in the area.
Stop above Goathland to enjoy the expansive view stretching for miles across open moorland, or head to the Hole of Horcum (only a few miles inland towards Pickering) and experience one of the most dramatic viewpoints in the area, at the top of the Hole, which was formed by a glacier during the ice age.
Or, head down to Sandsend, park on the road side and sit on a bench, relax and enjoy the sea air, watch the surfers and get an ice cream (or a hot coffee, depending on the time of year!).
Yorkshire's a Great Place to Relax
Whether you're looking for the busyness of the town, or the peace and quiet of the country, North Yorkshire is a great place to relax and unwind in whatever way suits your personality! That's probably why it has such an appeal - there really is something for everyone!
Call us on 01947 811822 to book your stay at Aislaby Lodge Cottages in the Esk Valley today!