Out & About in North Yorkshire

Explore Places to Eat, Drink & Shop within Walking Distance

Mainsgill Farm, East Layton

Mainsgill is situated beside the A66, within a 35 minute walk, and offers a comprehensive farm shop experience including farm reared meat, groceries, gifts, wine and beer.  A visit is not complete without taking a peek at the animals they have which include lambs in Spring and their cafe is well worth a visit.

Details of their range of produce are on their website available by clicking here.

The Bay Horse, Ravensworth

This traditional village pub is within walking distance and details can be found on their website here

Stoneygate Farm, Ravensworth

Situated very close to us, this farm shop, cafe and deli is well woth a visit.

Complete with a butchery Stoneygate use their own native breed cattle, sheep and pigs in the shop and cafe bringing a true farm to plate experience.

Visit their website here.

The Shoulder of Mutton, Kirby Hill

Visit their website here.

Explore Places to Eat, Drink & Shop within a Short Drive

The Angel Inn, Gilling West

If you love great home cooked food, The Angel Inn is well worth a visit. Very little of the dishes are bought in, most cooked in-house with delicious seasonal specials and guest ales to complete a great dining experience.

Details of their opening hours and menu are available on their Facebook page.

Dog friendly.

The Station, Richmond

The converted station in Richmond is now a bustling arts centre complete with cafe-bar and ice cream parlour.  Hosting the Station Cinema, the centre is well placed for walking, dining, visiting the cinema or the local swimming pool and health club.

Full details are on their website. Click here. 


Local Walks

Stroll around Ravensworth and enjoy views of Grade 1 listed Ravensworth Castle, a scheduled “ancient monument”.

Spoilt for choice of stunning places to walk, run, cycle or amble…whatever your pace, there are routes to suit all.

There are two 3 mile walks available here.

A 6 mile walk around Ravensworth and Kirby Hill is available here. 

An 8 mile walk around Ravensworth and Gilling West can be downloaded here.

Click here for an external website detailing cycling routes close to Ravensworth.

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Nearby Places

Barnard Castle, County Durham

A short hop across in County Durham the market town of Barnard Castle is situated within a 20 minute drive.

With the castle and town enjoying historic connections to Richard III the bustling high street enjoys an outdoor market on the cobbles every Wednesday.  Read more about the history of Barnard Castle here (external link).

Perched high above the tumbling River Tees, Barnard Castle is the gateway to Upper Teesdale, Low Force, High Force, Cauldron Snout and the AONB Upper Pennines.

Within Barnard Castle lies The Bowes Museum the North’s museum of art, fashion and design. Read more on their website.

Visit beautiful Barnard Castle…with a wealth of things to see and do and the beautiful River Tees running right through it.


Nearby Places

Richmond, North Yorkshire

The beautiful market town of Richmond, North Yorkshire is a short drive from Holmebeck Shepherds Hut and is a beautiful place to spend a few hours.

Walking by the falls, shopping in the cobbled market square or visiting historic Richmond Castle with links to Richard III and the Plantagenets are all highly recommended.

Visitors have a choice of eating places from cosy tea rooms to fine French cuisine…and everything in between.

Travelling further into Swaledale provides walkers, runners and cyclists with the ultimate outdoor experience.

The highest pub in Britain, Tan Hill is world renowned and a great place to visit to walk, dine or simply enjoy the space isolation. One of our earliest designated darks skies sites, if you get the chance to star gaze here, it is so rewarding.

Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Short Break