Activities for all ages


With Dunsley as your base, you’re spoilt for choice. On your doorstep:

* Walking    * Bird watching    * Fishing trips   *  Fossil hunting    

* Photography and art courses    * Sea kayaking (bring your own boat!)  

* Captain Cook Trail   * Steam trains    * Relaxing on the beach...

* Whale watching  *  Golf  * Horse riding  *  Guided fishing trips

* Surfing * Cycling and mountain biking on the moors and coastline


While Dunsley provides a perfect base for relaxing, you’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to getting active.

You can lounge on the beach, take boat trips along the coast, enjoy a day’s fishing with a local fisherman.

You can walk along the famous Cleveland Way, one of Britain’s best long-distance paths that runs right through Staithes. A regular bus service along the coast allows linear walks: walk along the coast to Runswick Bay (lunch at the Royal Hotel is fun) and catch the bus home.

Fossil hunting is a favourite pastime; there are guided walks from Staithes, and also from Whitby. More details in our info pack on booking.

Staithes is renowned for surfing, with breaks either side of the harbour. Rent equipment and tuition from Fraser at Sandsend Surf School, tel 07757 895333)

We have a comprehensive file with Things to Do in the cottage. It is also available as a document to be emailed on confirmation of booking, so you can plan ahead for the ultimate holiday.


















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Top: the beach at Staithes

Centre: Kayaking in Staithes harbour

Bottom: Duncan kayaking in the harbour

Right, from top: Cleveland Way descent into Staithes from the south; signpost between Staithes and Runswick Bay; the fishing huts at Port Mulgrave; on the beach at Runswick Bay; Duncan with a brokenspectre on Boulby Cliffs

Below from left: Judy walking on the beach at Port Mulgrave, Duncan climbing The Steps in Whitby, toward the abbey; Sculpture on the Cleveland Way between Saltburn and Staithes; and on the cliffs between Staithes and Port Mulgrave


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