Events and Activities There’s always plenty to see and do in and around the North York Moors National Park. In addition to the destinations mentioned in ‘Out and About’ we’ve collated some information and links below to help you plan your visit.
Food and Drink There’s an abundance of food and drink events in the area, from typical Farmers’ Markets to more comprehensive events such as Malton’s Monthly Food Market, which has live chef demonstrations, street food and music. And as Britain's self-anointed 'Capital of Cake', you'll never be far away from delicious confections, local bakes, classic cakes and regional specialities.
Cycling There are three cycle centres within the National Park, providing mountain bike trails and cycle hire in the wonderful settings of SuttonBank, Dalby Forest and Fryup Dale respectively. High Rigg is conveniently in the middle of these three centres. Of course there are many great bike rides in the area. What better way to see the natural beauty of the countryside and coastline? Clickhere for details of some of the established trails and downloadable maps. For the highly energetic and competitive cyclist there are several organised events throughout the year - details here. A very local event – ‘The Ryedale Rumble’ - starts and finishes in Nawton village, with a choice of three routes to suit all abilities. Click here for more information.
Walking We really are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking, with breath-taking scenery and fascinating seasonal and natural variation from wooded dales to heather clad moor to coastline routes. There are walks to suit all abilities and June features the Rosedale Walking Festival(23/24 June) with themed walks including the Tea Shop Walk and the Ale Trail, amongst others. Lots of information is available from the National Park (click here), with favourite routes and a comprehensive programme of guided walks. We are also happy to share our experiences and lend maps and guide books.
Shows and festivals - Agricultural and village shows The annual agricultural and village show is alive and well in North Yorkshire, usually featuring rural sports, farm animals and produce, and crafts – and much more besides. The two-day Ryedale Show is just a mile from High Rigg. Clickhere for a full schedule of shows.
- British Falconry Fair 23-24 June The British Falconry Fair has been the largest and most visited falconry fair in Europe since its inception back in 1990. 2018 sees the Fair remaining at its 2017 venue – the grounds of the fantastic National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, just three miles from High Rigg.
- Ryedale festival 13th to 29th July 2018 The annual Ryedale Festival combines outstanding performers from all over the world, with the many spectacular venues in and around Ryedale. Click here for more information. A downloadable brochure is available here.
- 1940s War Weekend 12-14 October The ever-popular Wartime Weekend includes a full programme of WWII and 1940s themed entertainment and events. Attractions including singing, dancing, workshops, parades and fashion shows, in addition to living history showcases, period vehicle exhibitions and re-enactments. Information is available on various websites but click hereto get started and here for a downloadable programme.