Things to do in Helperthorpe, North Yorkshire
Helperthorpe is a village that the modern world has passed by, in the nicest possible sense, street lights and Channel five have still to reach this beautiful and tranquil village nestling in the Yorkshire Wolds.
If you are looking for a 'traditional' Yorkshire village to enjoy a much deserved break in, then Helperthorpe will more than meet your expectations.
The location of the village makes it an ideal base from which to enjoy the North Yorkshire moors (often seen in 'Heartbeat'), the North Yorkshire Steam Railway (which does actually stop at Aidensfield aka Goathland) and the stunning coastline (Sandend and Whitby are musts).
The village itself does not have any nightlife to speak of, unless you count the swings under the rather impressive Horse Chestnut tree in the middle of the village, or for the ornithologists amongst us, the family of barn owls that inhabit the oak tree at the west end of the village (having stayed twice a year for the past four years at a cottage in Helperthorpe, I can assure you that I am not exaggerating).
However, should you care to walk a mile down the road to Weaverthorpe (the next village), you will find a wonderful pub called the Bluebell Inn, where you can enjoy home cooked food and if you partake of the local ales, it is only a short stagger back!
Helperthorpe is the sort of village that would appeal to most tourists looking to escape the rat race, it offers a genuine taste of rural Yorkshire life.
If you want clean air, wonderful food (try the farm shop at Butterwick 3 miles away), friendly locals, to die for scenery (hole of Horcum and the Dalby Forest to mention but a few), a myriad of things to do (Eden Camp, Flamingo Land, Pickering, Helmsley Castle, Scarborough), then come to Helperthorpe.
Description by Diane Strachan
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