scalefoot farm and surounding area


activities in the local area...

Scalefoot Farm offers the perfect location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors National Park on foot. Walking is simply a matter of stepping out of the front door with local walks to suite all abilities. See our links page for useful information and suggested walks.


fishing on the eskOne of the main rivers in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is the River Esk, it is a major river stating at Westerdale as a collection of becks called Esklets and flows eastwards into the sea at Whitby. Fishermen can fish for sea trout and salmon in the River Esk which is the only river in Yorkshire that this can be done. There is a lot of beautiful wildlife that inhabits around the river and its banks. Voles, otters, dippers and kingfishers are just some of the diverse animals that can be found in and around the river habitats. The River Derwent starts at Fylingdale Moor before flowing south which brings the main supply of drinking water to Scarborough. The Derwent is also an established trout and grayling fishing venue. Day tickets for a large stretch of the Esk can be bought from Danby fishing club.


All other country pursuits are catered for within the local area with cycle trails and bridle ways through most of the local Forestry Commission land. Horse riding, clay and game shooting and roe stalking are all available but it would be a good idea to organise these in advance of your stay.


The East Coast

heritage coast lineThe North Yorkshire Moors National Park shares its border with the North Sea, here moors meet sea along the sensational East Coast with a stunning and rugged 26 mile heritage coast line, with towering cliffs reaching over 650 feet / 200 metres at Boulby; (the highest point on the east coast of England.) The delightful fishing village of Robin Hood bay, which is associated with its smuggling past, is the focal point of the coastline. This coast offers everything from un spoilt stretches of sand to large areas of rock pools and some areas of superb fossil hunting. A population of grey seals also frequent the coastline.