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Bringing you news, announcements and events from High Oaks Grange and around and about on the North York Moors and Pickering.

With guest blogs coming from attractions in the area, members of staff and you - our visitors.

Walking Routes - Thornton le Dale to Ellerburn

Thornton le Dale is regarded by many people as the prettiest village in the National Park, and while its obvious charms make it popular with visitors, it’s also full of historic interest. This 2-mile circular walk follows riverside field paths to the hamlet of Ellerburn and its ancient church, before returning along a minor road to Thornton le Dale. It's an enjoyable stroll at any time of year, but spring and autumn in particular show the wooded riverside at its best.

Flamingo Land Zoo

Flamingo Land in Kirby Misperton, near Malton, is a truly amazing attraction incorporating a zoo and theme park.

The zoo has the distinction of being the most visited in the UK, according to Visit England and its easy to understand why. Flamingo Land is home to more than 140 mammals and birds including hippos, lions, baboons, lemurs, giraffes and, of course, the park's flamingos.


Robin Hoods Bay is renowned for it's quaint cottages, narrow alleyways bursting with maritime and local folklore. Follow our itinerary for a wonderful day exploring this amazing village.

North York Moors National Park

After spending time at High Oaks Grange, we hope that you will agree that the North York Moors has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK. Here are just a few other facts you may not already know about your holiday destination.


The North York Moors National Park is one of the best places in the country to see stars and incredible night skies because of the low light pollution levels and clear horizons. From a town or city you'll be lucky to spot more than a handful of stars, but from our darkest spots in the North York Moors you may be able to spy up to 2,000 at any one time.

Farndale Daffodil Walk

Enjoy a classic spring walk in the so-called ‘Daffodil Dale’ to see Farndale’s glorious wild daffodils. It’s a straightforward 3½-mile linear route alongside the enchanting River Dove, from Low Mill to Church Houses and back, though there is an alternative return route that climbs through farm fields for some lovely valley views. Depending on the weather, the daffodils are usually out between mid-March and mid-April, but this is a charming walk at any time of year.


If you have small children, you will certainly recognise the pretty village of Staithes as the location for CBBC’s series Old Jack’s Boat but after a wander down it’s cobbled streets and through the narrow ginnels, it’s sure to be a favourite for all members of the family.

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