There are many grand houses and sights of natural beauty. For a nice day out with the family there is Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Sledmere house and Burton Agnes Hall. You can see Puffin and many other sea birds at Bempton cliffs. The links below take you to some sights which we think you would enjoy to visit during your stay. There are also many nice Yorkshire villages to visit along the way!
From Raven Hill Farm you can take a stroll through the valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds. As soon as you step foot outside you will be surrounded by the sound of the countryside birds and farm animals.
Walking west through the farm yard and into the fields you can see crops of wheat, barley and potatoes. Keep walking 1 km down the bridleway - during the summer months you can see cows and calf’s grazing. In the farm yard the farmer will be happy to see you and say hello. However please do be careful as Raven Hill Farm is a fully operational farm.
Alternatively you can walk into the village of Kilham with its duck pond, pub (serving good food), church, village hall, garage and localshop.
This photo of the famous beach at Scarbough, is just one example of the many beaches within a 35 min drive from Raven Hill Farm.
Surfing - The magnificent wide sweeping bay is a magnet for summer holidaymakers but Cayton Bay is beautiful whatever time of the year you visit. It is a favourite with surfers, bird watchers and fossil hunters or those who just want to relax and admire this area of unspoilt natural beauty.
Marked by a stretch of rugged white cliffs surrounding a small village, Flamborough Head is an outdoor lover's paradise. The coastline is a great base for bird watching, hiking along windswept paths and sea canoeing around the bay - but only for the experienced outdoor pursuits enthusiast! With a scenic nature reserve and two ancient lighthouses nearby, this Special Area of Conservation is a haven for anyone looking to explore the Yorkshire coast at its most wild and untamed.
Historic Cities and Towns
Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York, here to the left, is a perfect day trip destination. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions.
Beverey situated to the south of Raven Hill is a wonderful Yorkshire market town. With a tall minster, cobbled streets and many local and larger shops this is charming day out for the family.
Walk in the Yorkshire Moors - Hole of Horcum
A reasonably long 6 to 8 mile walk. As a young boy I have many memories of walking this route with my family. And to this day stays with me as one of the best places in the North Yorkshire Moors to visit. Since then I have travelled and hiked in many places around the world, and I would still recomend North Yorkshire to visit the true British countryside.
You will need to take a OS Map, or print out from an online service such as streetmap.co.uk
There are various routes taking between 2 and 4 hours to do the hike.