More than Just a Moor

 Bridgestones by RJB Photography courtesy of North York Moors National Park

Bridgestones by RJB Photography courtesy of North York Moors National Park

Many of our visitors ask the question 'How do we survive?' Being a specialist business in the middle of nowhere definitely has its challenges but we wouldn't change a thing! Our location is lodged between the beauty of the AONB Howardian Hills and the diversity of the North York Moors. Nearby are the busy and pretty market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering and Malton, all of which bring their own special qualities to the area. On from these stunning towns are some of Britain's most picturesque villages and hamlets.

Nunnington is one of those key attractions that keeps visitors enthralled and whilst farming has moved on, it is still very much a key element to the area. The Moors help to conjure images of wind swept bleak outlooks, yet the reality is a diverse and dynamic environment, full of activities beyond the strong traditions. 

Cycling is the latest craze to hit the UK, with government backing to get us all on our bikes and for us there is no better location to get out and about. Again diversity rears it's head, majestically you might say across 'Gods Own Country'. There are hills for those who love a challenge (believe me some are a right proper challenge too) and flat for those more used to the Fens of Cambridgeshire!

We have country houses aplenty too, with Castle Howard, Hovingham Hall and Duncombe Park all within a ten minute drive through the undulating hills that make the area so special. Nunnington has it's own hall too, a National Trust gem where you can get really into how life was during the 1920's and 1930's.

Other wonderful attractions include the Bird of Prey Centre at Helmsley, The Walled Garden at Scampston, Gillies Jones glass studios at Rosedale Abbey and then the series of stunning coastal location including Staithes, Runswick Bay and Whitby.

The challenges of running a rural business seem to wane when you consider the outlying beauty, all within 20 miles of the wonderful York City. There's a vast range of activities to keep the family occupied for a week or more. 

 Thomason Foss Waterfall, Beck Hole by Colin Carter

Thomason Foss Waterfall, Beck Hole by Colin Carter

 Castle Howard by Tracey Phillips

Castle Howard by Tracey Phillips

 Water Arc Bridge, Beck Hole by Mike Nicholas

Water Arc Bridge, Beck Hole by Mike Nicholas

 Nunnington Hall by Tracey Phillips

Nunnington Hall by Tracey Phillips