Getting Around Locally

There are walks direct from Millinder House with maps and suggested routes.  If you need some advice Simon will be happy to suggest walks that are suitable for your group.   To go a bit further without the car you could:

Take the train from Castleton Moor

The local station has up to four trains each day going towards Whitby and towards Middlesbrough.  Better still, it connects up with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which goes down to Pickering.  The trip through the Esk Valley is worth taking just for itself.

Take the Moorsbus

There is a network of buses which operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the North York Moors National Park.  They will pick up and drop off anywhere on their route, so you could walk up to the main road at the top of our hill and catch the bus from there.

Hire a bicycle

You could hire a bicycle from:

Trailways Cycle Hire
The Old Railway Station, Hawsker
Tel: 01947 820207
Fax: 01947 825884
Situated right alongside the former Whitby to Scarborough coastal railway and just 2 miles south of Whitby, Trailways offers a fleet of over 100 cycles for hire as well as buggies, tandems and trailer bikes. Hire can be for 2 hours, 4 hours, a day or longer, and delivery, pick up, one way hire is by arrangement. Trailways is open 7 days a week 10am – 6pm/dusk from mid March to end November, winter or other times by arrangement. A selection of suggested shorter cycle routes are also available from Trailways.


Purple Mountain Bike Centre and Cafe
The Courtyard, Dalby, Pickering
Tel: 01751 460011
Vast range of bicycles for 3 hour or all day hire in Dalby Forest.