Skerry Hall Farm

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
and Pedigree Dexter Beef on the North Yorkshire Coast

Things To Do

Beyond our farm, explore the public footpaths - one of which passes through our fields - that take you through some of the most beautiful countryside in England, to dramatic cliff tops or down to the sea at Robin Hood's Bay. Explore the open moorland, rich in Bronze Age archaeology with numerous tumuli, linear earthworks and even a stone circle. Hear the curlew and the grouse.

Locally you can visit the National Trust's Coastal Centre in the Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hood's Bay, go to the local museum, enjoy a ghost walk ... and all that without even venturing to Whitby.

Visit this page again, as we will be posting details of a whole host of things for you to do during your stay, with links to websites as appropriate, and below are a few things happening over the next few months just to whet your appetite. 

February

18th - 26th - DARK SKIES FESTIVAL 

National Parks are some of the darkest places in England. This week-long festival celebrates the night sky with a host of events, many close to us in Robin Hood's Bay.h

www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk

 

 March

25th - 2nd April - ROYAL SCOT ON NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY

The NYMR has many events throughout the year, and in March one of the world's greatest steam engines 'Royal Scot' is here.

https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/Royal-Scot 

 

APRIL 

1st - 16th - WHITBY BOAT FISHING FESTIVAL 

The first of three festivals  (Spring, Summer and Autumn) organised by the Whitby Charter Skippers Association. Generous cash prizes. 

www.wcsa.co.uk 

 

21st - 23rd - WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND 

Founded in 1994 the event has grown to become one of the world's largest Goth gatherings, bringing thousands to the town. 

www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk 

 

28th April   - THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE

Inspired by hosting the start of the Tour De France, the Tour De Yorkshire is now an important event in the cycling calendar. Stage 1 (173km) passes the access to Skerry Hall Farm, the summit of the climb from Robin Hood's Bay.

www.letour.yorkshire.com 

 

JULY

1st - 23rd July - WHITBY SUMMER BOAT FISHING FESTIVAL 

Details as April, £5,000 first prize.

www.wcsa.co.uk

 

AUGUST

18th - 21st - WHITBY REGATTA 

Now in its 176th year, one of the oldest sea regattas, there is a wide programme of events in addition to yacht and rowing races. Grand finale with fun fair and fireworks. 

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

 

19th - 25th WHITBY FOLK WEEK 

A full week of song and dance at this internationally known event.

www.whitbyfolk.co.uk

 

23rd - EGTON SHOW

One of the largest village shows in the country and now in its 128th year. Displays of blacksmithing / farriery, farmers' market,wide range of livestock, show jumping, heavy horses, produce, handicrafts and trade stands.

www.egtonshow.co.uk

 

SEPTEMBER

2nd - 17th - WHITBY AUTUMN BOAT FISHING FESTIVAL 

www.wcsa.co.uk 

 

OCTOBER 

Date TBA - WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND

The second major Goth festival of the year. 

www.whitbygothweekend