Love, peace, fresh air and so much Moor r
You can relax to your heart’s content or take part in outdoor activities amid one of the UK’s most popular national parks.
My boyfriend Mike and I had made grand plans to go on a bike ride in nearby Dalby Forest, despite me being a bit of a newbie on two wheels.
We even got as far as selecting and printing out one of the many cycle routes the region had to offer.
All that went out the window as soon as we stepped inside Lo Crossett Cottage near the scenic illage of recommended Hunters of Helmsley, an awardwinning delicatessen, so that was our first stop.
Basic groceries turned out to be a bit on the pricey side but the quality of food made up for it. If you prefer non-food shopping, there are plenty of jewellery and clothes boutiques among cafés and bakeries.
But if you’re into nature and wildlife, check out the family-friendly International Centre for Birds of Prey, the centre is the oldest of its kind in the world.
Located next to the Duncombe Park, it covers 10 acres and has species from owls to falcons.
It was fascinating to get up close and personal with these aerial hunters and the flying demonstration we caught added to the experience.
Low Crossett Cottage is a home from home