Summer really is upon us now and the first brood of swallows in our barn will soon be leaving the nest. (Not all our guests sleep 'four in a bed'!) We also have a pair of tawny owls nesting in the big old sycamore tree in the garden and had the pleasure of watching one of the pair fly from the hole in broad daylight. Our recent guests have been delighted with the wildlife that is to be seen at Skerry Hall and have enjoyed some of the superb walking country that is literally on our doorstep.
We have entered into a partnership with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) to carry out work at Skerry Hall to ensure the future of our woodland and to plant new hedgerows and reinforce an existing gappy one. The woodland is an important feature in the coastal landscape around Robin Hood’s Bay, as well as providing a habitat for a wide range of wildlife. The new hedgerows will define an ancient boundary that was as long ago as 1853 marked as ‘defaced’ on the Ordnance Survey map, as well as providing cover and nesting sites for many birds and acting as ‘wildlife corridors’.
In the short time that Skerry Hall Farm B&B has been open we have had some wonderful interesting guests staying with us from different corners of the world – USA, South Africa, New Zealand and Europe. It has been a pleasure to meet them, to find out more about their homelands, to welcome them to this beautiful part of England and to give them a taste of true British hospitality. We have also met some fascinating British people, all with their own tale to tell. We hope that they have gone home with a good impression of what we here in Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby have to offer with our glorious coast, countryside and picturesque towns and villages. Our latest reviews on TripAdvisor and entries in our visitor’s book suggest that they have!
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