Skerry Hall Farm

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

Things To Do 2018

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. 

Year Round

The moorland above Skerry Hall Farm is managed by The Hawk and Owl Trust. A wide variety of wildlife benefits from this as well as birds. Visit their site at  http://hawkandowl.org/fylingdales/about-fylingdales for more information.

February

9th - 25th - 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.

www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk

 

March

28th March- TORNADO (100mph steam engine) ON NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY

The NYMR has many events throughout the year, click on link to see them all:

 https://www.nymr.co.uk/Pages/Events/Category/events

 

 

APRIL 

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 

 

27th - 29th - 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 

 

JULY

WHITBY SUMMER BOAT FISHING FESTIVAL (date tba)

Details as April, £5,000 first prize.

www.wcsa.co.uk

 

AUGUST

10th - 13th - WHITBY REGATTA 

Now in its 177th 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

 

18th - 24th WHITBY FOLK WEEK 

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

www.whitbyfolk.co.uk

 

22nd - 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

28th ANNUALSTEAM GALA NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY

https://www.nymr.co.uk/Pages/Events/Category/events

WHITBY AUTUMN BOAT FISHING FESTIVAL (date tba)

www.wcsa.co.uk 

 

OCTOBER

12th  - Railway in Wartime - North York Moors Railway

https://www.nymr.co.uk/Pages/Events/Category/events

 

WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND - Date tba

The second major Goth festival of the year. 

www.whitbygothweekend

 

27th Halloween Train - North York Moors Railway

https://www.nymr.co.uk/Pages/Events/Category/events