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The North Yorkshire Moors is an area of beautiful countryside which has been designated one of 11 National Parks in England and Wales. The Park contains the largest expanse of heather moorland in England, some of the most attractive farmland and coastal scenery in the country and a wealth of archaeological remains and historic buildings.

The Lion Inn is situated on the remote Blakey Ridge between the beautiful valleys of Rosedale and Farndale. The inn is popular with walkers, cyclists and tourists and is one of the main stops on Wainright's famous Coast to Coast walk. At 1,325 feet above sea level it is the highest point of the Moors. The local scenery is stunning, but the surrounding area offers plenty of attractions for all the family, here's a small sample:-

 
Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life
Beck Isle Museum 
Pickering ­ 14 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751 473653)
Housed in a Regency residence in the centre of Pickering with 27 rooms 
and open display areas depicting shops etc over 200 years
www.beckislemuseum.co.uk
    
Ryedale Folk Museum
Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton-le-Hole - 6 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751 417367)
Reconstructed local buildings including cruck framed long house,
Elizabethan manor house & furnished cottages
www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
  
Farndale and the famous Wild Daffodil Walk
Daffodils Farndale Farndale Moor
2 miles from Blakey
Known the world over as the wild daffodil valley where tens of thousands of blooms herald the spring
  
Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo
Flamingo Land
Kirby Misperton ­ 15 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01653 668287)
More than 100 slides and rides, plus the North's largest privately owned zoo
www.flamingoland.co.uk
  
Pickering Trout Farm and Fishing Lake
Pickering ­ 14 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751 474219)
Fun & fly fishing lake for all the family
 
Kirkbymoorside Golf Club
10 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751 431525)
www.kirkbymoorsidegolf.co.uk
  
North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway
Pickering Station NYMR
Pickering to Grosmont ­ 14 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751-472508)
www.northyorkshiremoorsrailway.com
18 mile line through the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park
    
Dalby Forest Park & Visitor Centre
Dalby Forest
Near Pickering ­ 18 Miles from Blakey (Tel. 01751-460295)
Nine miles scenic drive with picnic areas, marked walks and an orienteering course
Superb mountain bike trails & facilities click here for more info
Purple Mountain - bike centre & cafe, Dalby Forest - www.purplemountain.co.uk
  
Rievaulx Abbey, Terrace & Temples
Rievaulx Abbet Rievaulx Abbey
Helmsley ­ 14 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01439 798228)
Cistercian abbey founded c.1132 in a beautiful secluded valley
  
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Eden Camp Eden Camp
Malton ­ 18 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01653 697777) 
Re-lives the civilian story of the Second World War on the home front
Voted the country's top visitor attraction in 1998
www.edencamp.co.uk
  
Castle Howard
Castle Howard Castle Howard
Near Malton ­ 20 miles from Blakey (Tel. 01653-648333)
Magnificent stately home with inspired architecture, superb rooms and galleries richly furnished
and filled with family treasures. Famous as the setting for Brideshead Revisited. Set in
1000 acres of gardens and natural parkland
www.castlehoward.co.uk
  
Whitby ­ Yorkshire Fishing Town
Whitby
20 miles from Blakey
Explore the colourful harbour, or climb the 199 steps to visit the Abbey on the cliff top
  
Scarborough ­ Yorkshire Coastal Town
30 miles from Blakey
Yorkshire's premier seaside resort with 383 acres of parks and countless amusement arcades.
Visit the Sea Life Centre and the Millennium Centre exploring 1000 years of local history
  
Ralph's Cross
Ralph's Cross
1 mile from Blakey
Ancient waymark where it is traditional to leave money on top of the cross for weary travellers
 
"Open All Hours" that's St Nicholas Church, Bransdale 
You can find this place of peace & tranquility at the very head of the Dale. Take in one of the best views in North Yorkshire
from the picnic bench by the churchyard gate, or, if it's raining, from a pew through the open door. 
Our small congregation would be pleased to welcome you at any of our services
which are held on the first Sunday of each month at 2.30pm
 
Yorkshire Lavender
Yorkshire's award winning attraction - free admission
www.yorkshirelavender.com
 

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The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, YO62 7LQ
Tel: 01751 417320
Email - info@lionblakey.co.uk