Further afield there is horse racing, golf and County cricket at Durham. The coast is 15 miles for quaint fishing villages or Whitby harbour (23 miles). The Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate- a smart spa town with good shopping, York for York Minster, shopping, the city walls etc and Durham (castle and cathedral) are all within an hours drive. It is only 39 miles to Newcastle/Gateshead with a thriving cultural centre and serious shopping, 65miles (2 hrs) to the Lake district, 49 miles to Hadrian’s Wall (roman history), 70 miles into Northumberland (castles, beautiful coastline).
Other references include "the Captain Cook trail" , James Herriot, Heartbeat country, the Brontes. Hikers on the coast to coast walk often stay in the village on their route.
However you don't have to go far and we have, and can send lots of information to help you. This is serious and leisurely hiking and biking country for young and old and the Cleveland Way passes the road exiting the village.
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