15th February 2015

Tour De Yorkshire in Rosedale Abbey

Riders from all over the world will pass through the village of Rosedale Abbey on Friday, 1st May on the 174 km first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire route from Bridlington to Scarborough.  They will climb from sea level to approximately 173 meters as they pass through the village and up on to the moor for a further climb to 412 meters above sea level before taking a spectacular journey back to the coast via Danby, Sleights and Whitby.

Shaped by over a thousand years of hard working Yorkshire hill farmers, Rosedale Abbey is almost smack bang in the middle of the North York Moors National Park and it's industrial history belies its stunning natural beauty.  Once a thriving home to 5,000 miners at its peak, Rosedale Abbey is now a place to enjoy peace, tranquillity and fresh Yorkshire air.

 

 

Take in the view of the dale from the top of Chimney Bank, the steepest public road in England, and have a look at the Industrial Heritage on the moor top. Walk or cycle the line and play a round of golf on the nine hole course at Abbey Golf.  Fill your boots at our two village tea shops and visit the critically acclaimed glass gallery of Gillies Jones.  Walk from the village taking in the wildlife and protected wild flower verges and see the natural Iron Salts in the earth turning the water bright orange.  And don't forget to look in the church and see the remains of the Friary in the grounds.

Rosedale Abbey

 

 

There is a fabulous range of accommodation in the area, including cottages, bed and breakfast, caravan parks and camp sites, all surrounded by some of the most stunning, unforgettable scenery in the country and at the very centre of the village is Dale Cottage. Book a stay there and you can go outside on a clear night to see the blackest of diamond studded skies and most likely a shooting star or two.