Shaped by over a thousand years of hard working Yorkshire hill farmers, Rosedale Abbey is almost right in the middle of the North York Moors, with easy access to Pickering, Scarborough and Whitby.
Rosedale is perfect for peace and quiet, beauty, fresh air, great walking, good food, culture and more history than you can imagine.
As one of the North York Moors' major villages, Rosedale has plenty of things to do, whether it’s walking, golfing, adventuring, or taking in a bit of local history and culture.
Hutton-le-Hole is a village lying within the North York Moors National Park. Its many visitors enjoy the open area of green that is Common Land belonging to the Manor of Spaunton, one of the few remaining Courts Leet in the country.
Hutton Beck winds its way through the village, and is especially attractive to families, featuring several duck races throughout the year. The village lying as it does on the southern edge of the moor makes it an ideal place for walkers.
The attractive village of Great Ayton is centred on the banks of the River Leven. It is ancient in origin, having several Neolithic sites within the parish boundary, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Great Ayton has two village greens. The High Green is the centre of the village, while the Low Green, with the river running alongside, is a popular picnic place in the summer months. To the north of the village, the view is dominated by the 330 metre high Roseberry Topping.
The navigator and explorer, Captain James Cook, spent his boyhood in the village. He attended the Postgate School, which has now been converted into the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum. A monument to Captain Cook stands in a prominent position on Easby Moor.
As soon as the distinctive profile of Roseberry Topping appears on the horizon, your eye can't help but be drawn to it. It's no surprise then, that this unique hill has become an iconic landmark for the people of Cleveland, or that countless numbers are drawn to climb its slopes every year.
The woods that wrap themselves around Roseberry's lower slopes are a great place to get away from it all and enjoy a quiet stroll in a beautiful setting. Oak and ash trees, that are several hundred years old, tower over you as you explore the network of paths that thread their way through the under storey.