Exploring Yorkshire

Burnby Hall Gardens Pocklington
One of many gardens to explore

Exploring The Area

Whether you want to be active or take things easy, there is so much to explore and see in this part of Yorkshire. It would take a lifetime to discover everything! Take a look at our Facebook page, we have a long list of “liked” pages of places and attractions local to us.


We are a two minute drive from the quiet rural village of Burythorpe, on the single track road heading for Birdsall.  Burythorpe has a super pub which is a 10 minute walk. Their is a playing field with children’s wooden play equipment, and during the summer months Burythorpe Cricket team have a number of home games on the ground.  All Saints church stands proud and is easily spotted when driving in to the village.  It’s worth walking up on a warm summers evening and sitting on the bench to watch the sunset.

Walking & Cycling

A public footpath runs directly past the Granary and leads across the fields past a large badger set, then through woodland across pasture to reach the estate village of Birdsall. From here, you can connect to the long-distance path, the Wolds Way, or come back along the lovely country lane down Lang Hill back to the Granary. There are numerous other routes, too – information is provided at the house. This is great cycling country, too, with quiet lanes – plus, not all the routes involve steep hills!

Days Out

The Wolds

These are our local hills, a unique and unspoiled landscape of dry valleys, woodland and picturesque villages like Thixendale and Sledmere.

The North York Moors

The Moors are much better known, and are just 25 minutes away, with more lovely walks and pretty villages.

The Yorkshire Coast

The spectacular coast offers amazing contrasts, from sweeping, wild beaches like Hunmanby Gap, to historic Scarborough. Don’t miss the lovely fishing villages of Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes, and the port of Whitby.

Historic Houses

Castle Howard, just 10 or so miles away, is perhaps England’s finest country house – Brideshead Revisited has been filmed here for both TV and cinema. Sledmere Hall is another gem.


York is packed with history, from the Roman walls to the Gothic Minster, and makes for a great day out, with good shops and restaurants.