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North York Moors Railway

North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast Attractions

Dalby Forest offers great walking and cycle trails, as well Go Ape Hill-to-Hill zip wires with fabulous views of the vale of Pickering. 50 mins drive from Bank House

Castle Howard in Malton is a grand Baroque Mansion surrounded by a large estate. It was the fictional 'Brideshead' in the TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 'Brideshead Revisited.' 54 mins drive from Bank House

The North York Moors Railway runs 18 miles through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors from Pickering to Whitby, stopping at Goathland which was the real life 'Aidensfield' in Heartbeat
Pickering is 39 mins drive from Bank House

Whitby with St Hilda's Abbey ruins and 99 steps down to the busy harbour. Visit the Captain Cook museum and quaint shops with Whitby Jet Jewellery. 31 mins drive from Bank House

Staithes picturesque fishing village with Captain Cook Museum and delightful restaurants and pubs. 34 mins drive from Bank House

Flamingo Land Theme park and zoo makes an excellent day out for children of all ages. 46 mins drive from Bank House

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum in Malton takes you back to the sights, sounds and smells of the World War 11 days. 49 mins drive from Bank House

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk. 55 mins drive from Bank House

Mallyan Spout and Thomason Foss waterfalls deep in the heart of Little Beck Wood near Goathland of Heartbeat fame 30 mins drive from Bank House

North York Moors National Park visitor centre and tea rooms at Danby 21 mins drive from Bank House

Local National Trust Properties

Roseberry Topping is a distinctive landmark offering a great walk with fine views across the North York Moors. 48 mins drive from Bank House

Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping. Moorland nature reserve with unusual and unique rock formations. 45 mins drive from Bank House

Rievaulx Terrace and Temples with 18th-century landscape and woodland strolls. 48 mins drive from Bank House

The Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hood's Bay village and the Favenscar Coastal Centre help you discover more about the landscape, history, archaeology and people of the Yorkshire Coast. 38 mins drive from Bank House

Walks and Cycle Trails from Yorkshire Bunk Barn

The Cleveland Way winds 109 miles from Helmsley in the North York Moors down the length of the Yorkshire Coast to Filey, passing close to Bank House.

The Esk Valley Way 35 mile route crosses the North York Moors from Castleton to Whitby, passing close to Bank House.

Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk crosses 190 miles from the Irish Sea at St Bees to the North Sea at Robin Hoods Bay. Lealholm (4m) & Egton (4m)

The Lyke Wake Walk is a complete crossing of the North Yorkshire Moors from the start stone just north of Osmotherley to the trig point by the radio mast at Ravenscar, or the additional mile to the bar at the Raven Hall Hotel, bringing the distance to approximately 40 miles. There is no official route and Bank House lies along the way from start to finish!

There are a number of cross-country cycle trails around the North York Moors National Park, including superb mountain biking routes in Dalby Forest for experts and beginners alike. Other cycle routes use dismantled railways such as trails at Rosedale and Farndale.