Skerry Hall Farm

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

Things To Do 2020

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. Details of much of what is happening around Robin Hood's Bay can be found in the events calendar on the Tourism Association's website at

 robin-hoods-bay.co.uk

Year Round

The moorland above Skerry Hall Farm is managed by the Manor of Fyling Court Leet. A wide variety of birds and other wildlife benefits from this, and there is even a trail initiated by the Hawk & Owl Trust at Jugger Howe a few minutes drive away to help you spot a variety of birds and animals living in the moorland habitat. The whole of Fylingdales Moor is Access Land and you can explore directly from the farm. We provide maps and notes on suggested walks to help get you started or help you plan your own excursions.

February

14th - 1st March - DARK SKIES FESTIVAL 

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

www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk

 

21st February - North York Moors Railway

Series 3 of the Channel 5 programme about this famous railway begins at 8.00 pm.

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 

 

24th - 26th - 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 

 

JUNE

5th - 7th Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend

JULY

WHITBY SUMMER BOAT FISHING FESTIVAL (date tba)

Details as April, £5,000 first prize.

www.wcsa.co.uk

 

AUGUST

15th - 17th - WHITBY REGATTA 

Now in its 179th 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

 

22nd - 28th WHITBY FOLK WEEK 

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

www.whitbyfolk.co.uk

 

26th - EGTON SHOW

One of the largest village shows in the country and now in its 131st 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

24th 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

9th  - Railway in Wartime - North York Moors Railway

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

 

30th - 1st Nov WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND 

The second major Goth festival of the year. 

www.whitbygothweekend

 

DECEMBER

4th -6th Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend