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Are the villages of Kirkby Malzeard and Galphay. Both villages easily walkable.  Kirkby has a newsagent, doctor's surgery, tea-room, butchers, chip shop, garage, two public houses with an Indian Restaurant in the Queen's Head and the Henry Jenkins is open most days from 11:00 a.m. and has a stone floored room where dogs are allowed. There are both Anglican and Methodist churches in Kirkby Malzeard.  Footpaths lead directly off the farm, and there are plenty of lovely walks, including bridle paths and green lanes.  We provide a map of the farm and indicate footpaths for you. 
Grantley Arms at Grantley or the Drovers Inn at Dallowgill are good places to eat.

Kirkby Malzeard


within 15 minutes' drive

Is the market town of Masham, with its famous Black Sheep & Theakstons breweries, delicious beer sausages, restaurants, glass-blowing workshop, sweet shop, and autumn sheep and steam fairs. There is also Ripon, the oldest city in Britain; home to a busy racecourse and a cathedral, three rivers and a canal, a Thursday market, a swimming pool and a pretty park, and a hornblower who blows his horn every night from the four corners of the city square. Just outside of Ripon are countless places to visit - such as Lightwater Valley theme park, Newby Hall (a fine Adam house and gardens, still a family home); Fountains Abbey, with its deer park and Studley Royal; and the natural formations of Brimham Rocks, Stump Cross Caverns and How Stean Gorge, not far away at Pateley Bridge.

Black Sheep brewery
Theakstons Brewery
Masham glass workshop
Masham Steam Fair
Masham Sheep Fair
Masham Sausage Shop

City of Ripon

Ripon Racecourse
Ripon Cathedral
Newby Hall
Fountains Abbey
Brimham Rocks
Stump Cross Caverns
How Stean Gorge
Lightwater Valley
Pateley Bridge / Nidderdale Show

within 30 minutes' drive

South is the charming Victorian spa town of Harrogate, with its wide green Stray, Betty's tea-shop, theatre and cinema, antiques quarter, Valley Gardens, and modern shops and cafes. Close to Harrogate is Knaresborough, perched on a hill above the river, where you can take a boat out under the viaduct. 30 minutes north, on the other hand, will take you to Thirsk - James Herriot's hometown with its racecourse, or the county market town of Northallerton. Or take a gentle drive through the nearby Dales, taking in the dozens of pretty villages with beautiful walks, country pubs and tea-rooms.

Great Yorkshire Show
Betty's Tearooms
Pump Rooms & art gallery
James Herriott
Ripley Castle

within an hour's drive

Are the cities of Durham with its university and cathedral; York, with its Roman and Viking history; Newcastle; and Leeds, with its Corn Exchange, Victoria Quarter, Royal Armouries museum, art gallery and Playhouse. Between Harrogate and Leeds visit Harewood House, still a privately-owned stately home. Head south-west to Skipton, ancient market town with canal and castle. Or, if your pursuits are more rural, head for Ampleforth and spectacular Sutton Bank and the White Horse; or the other way, to Wensleydale and Hawes, to Middleham - former home of Richard III and now a major horse-racing town; or to gorgeous Kettlewell, home of the summer scarecrow contest; or to Aysgarth Falls... well, we could go on.

Durham Cathedral
York Railway Museum
Yorvik Centre
York Castle Museum
Leeds Corn Exchange
Leeds Royal Armouries
Leeds Victoria Quarter
Middleham Castle
Wensleydale Railway
Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival
Aysgarth Falls

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway

within 90 minutes' drive

Is the beautiful North Yorkshire coast, where you can choose from traditional seaside towns such as Whitby, Scarborough and Filey (with the best fish and chips and donkey-rides in the world), or picturesque villages such as Robin Hood's Bay, whose streets wind down to the sea past white-washed cottages and fishing boats. And best of all: even the drive over the moors to the coast is lovely, passing Pickering, with its steam railway, and stop for an ice-cream in the pretty village of Thornton-le-Dale, with the stream running through it.
Robin Hood's Bay
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Tour of Yorkshire