what to do in and around hackness
Hackness Grange Hotel is set in the North York Moors National Park, offering:
Fabulous heather moorland
Fantastic walking country
Exciting outdoor actvities
A living landscape
Local shops and crafts
History and heritage
and much more
Hackness Grange Hotel is within one of the most stunning landscapes in the country. The great variety of landscapes and buildings in the North York Moors is what truly makes it very uniques giving it a special character which so many people can enjoy.
Hackness itself is a small village which spreads along the roadside among the surrounding wooded slopes of the Tabular Hills. THe country mansion (Hackness Hall), church and school stand a short distance away from the village. Lady Margaret Hoby, died 1633, was the first woman diarist and her alabaster tablet can be seen in the church.
See the 'Reasty Bank', a well known viewpoint and picnic place north of Hackness. Reasty Bank is the starting point for the 16 mile Reasty to Allerston 'Blue Man' walk.
The hotel is only 4 miles/6.5 kilometres west of Scarborough.
11 things you may not know
- The National Park is twice as big as the Isle of Man – 1436 sq km (554 sq miles) in area.
- Fewer than 24,000 people live here but more than 6 million visitors come here each year.
- If you walked all the rights of way, 1408 miles, it would be like walking from here to Naples!
- The highest point is Urra Moor at 454 metres.
- This is Jurassic Park! All the rocks were formed between 190 and 135 million years ago.
- The oldest surviving Gooseberry Show in the country is held at Egton Bridge (established 1800).
- The North York Moors was the only area of northern Britain not actually covered by a glacier in the last ice age.
- There are two National Nature Reserves – Forge Valley and Duncombe Park.
- It has the highest density of breeding curlew and lapwing on open moorland in the UK.
- There are over 700 Scheduled Monuments - that’s a third of the number in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber region.
- The 26 mile coastline of the National Park is a Heritage Coast.
After you have checked in at Hackness Grange Hotel you can ask the reception staff what is on locally or at your leisure have a look at the many activity leaflets.
Enjoy your stay at Hackness Grange Hotel.