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The Star Inn
Harome, nr Helmsley
North Yorkshire YO62 5JE
Tel: 01439 770397
The Star's location
in rural North Yorkshire offers the opportunity to be your own 'teamleader'
and put together a break, which can be as exhilarating or as relaxed as
you please. Here are just a few suggestions:
Stars 'n' Hikes
Yorkshire fresh air is a great way to build up an appetite and there are
some great walks around Harome, including some short circular walks from
the pub and longer walks for the seasoned hiker:
Harome Walk: Harome
Heads Farm and River Riccal, 2¾ miles approx - download walk.
Circular Walks close
Helmsley to Rievaulx, or Helmsley 'Ashdale Woods' Walk Starts: approx
1.5 miles from Harome
Walk Starts: approx 10.5 miles from Harome
Circular Walk Starts: approx 8 miles from Harome
Signposted Long Distance
Walks close to Harome:
The Cleveland Way: The Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey section of this walk,
which skirts the Duncombe Park Estate, is just a couple of miles there
and a couple of miles back. The section starts near Helmsley Castle and
ends at Rievaulx Abbey (English Heritage properties).
The Inn Way: North
Yorkshire Moors The Helmsley to Hutton-le-Hole section (14 miles) of this
walk passes by Harome.
Ebor Way: This is
the third long distance walk, which starts at Helmsley. The route passes
close to Harome and the section to Hovingham would make a pleasant longer
walk. Hovingham Hall is open to visitors at certain times of the year.
For cyclists, there is a great deal of variety on offer: those looking for
a challenge can get up to 'The Great Yorkshire Forest' at Dalby, just over
30 minutes away from Harome to mountain bike on the World Championship courses,
either with their own bikes or arranging hire from Purple Mountain (www.purplemountain.co.uk).
There are 4 routes graded green (easy) to black (severe).
For more sedate cycling
there are opportunities to ride in the grounds and parkland of our local
stately home, Duncombe Park, or we can provide a couple of alternative
routes on some of the quieter country lanes around Harome, taking in the
pretty village of Nunnington or further afield, if you wish. Bikes can
be hired from close by at Golden Square Caravan Park, subject to availability.
Cycle Route 1: Nunnington (8 miles approx) - download route
Cycle Route 2: Wombleton-Nunnington (13 miles approx) - download route
Yorkshire Outdoors www.yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk
in nearby Thirsk offers a variety of exciting and exhilarating experiences
from 4x4 Off Road, Quad Biking, Adventure Buggies and Clay Pigeon Shooting.
Download 2016 Price List
Pickering Trout Lake www.pickeringtroutlake.co.uk
is open from Easter to the end of October and Wykeham Lakes www.wykehamlakes.co.uk
are also quite close.
Stars on High
Brace yourself and fly off the top of Sutton Bank, twirling in the thermals
with Yorkshire Gliding Club (probably something to do before rather than
after lunch!) for the ultimate bird's eye view of the White Horse of Kilburn
and the stunning views over the Vale of York, a truly exhilarating experience.
for more information.
Riding on a Star
Horseriding is available in nearby Helmsley with the Helmsley Riding School
at Bilsdale Riding Centre www.horseholiday.co.uk or Friars Hill Stables
at Sinnington www.friarshillstables.co.uk
- an alternative way of enjoying the beautiful scenery at a different
We have contacts with a number of local game shoots and will happily pass
on your details. Additionally, clay pigeon shooting is available at Cottondale
Shooting Ground www.claypigeonshootingscarborough.co.uk
and at Thirsk at Yorkshire Outdoors www.yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk.