April in the North York Moors

April is a lovely month to spend in the North York Moors. It really feels as if the countryside is coming alive with bird song and wildlife. The blackthorn is flowering; look out for it’s white frothy blossom in the woods and hedgerows. Make a mental note, as that’s...

What’s on in March

March is the time of year when it feels as if everything is starting to wake up from the colder winter months. The appearance of wild daffodils in the North York Moors, really does herald the start of Spring. Depending on the weather, they are usually in bloom from...

Appleton Sheep

The sheep which roam on the common and through the village are one of the things that many of our guests love when they stay at the Long Barn. When the ewes gather on the road over the common into Appleton, they force everyone to slow down and drive at a slightly...

Arts and Culture in the North York Moors

Spectacular scenery, wonderful coastline, a heritage railway, fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafew. The list of reasons to visit the North York Moors goes on and on. But did you know that we also have vibrant arts and culture scene? The beauty of the North York Moors...

The Coast – 6 reasons to visit

The North York Moors is stunning and known for its breathtaking landscapes, charming villages, and historic sites.  Its rolling hills and picturesque countryside often steal the spotlight. Look east and you’ll find that its coast is equally enticing. Offering a unique...

What’s on in July

As we head into the summer, and the school holidays, there is more and more to do in the North York Moors. Here’s our round up of the best events in July. The summer months are full of local events and activities, especially as the schools break up for the summer...