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Yorkshire is forever connected with cycling following the successful Tour de France ‘Grand Depart’ in 2014 and the annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle event.

With its hills, dales, moors and coast, Yorkshire is a fantastic county in which to take to two wheels!

From Our Farm

From Humble Bee, there is an unclassified, Tarmac road leading in a southerly direction towards the picturesque villages of Wold Newton, Fordon and beyond.

Or you can head on the same road in a northerly direction down the steep hill to Flixton and then to Filey.

There is a designated cycle path along much of the A64 from nearby Staxton into Scarborough, a distance of about seven miles.

Yorkshire Wolds

Sustrans website has a link to the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle route

You can also look up a number of cycle routes on including ones in the Humble Bee area.

The Cinder Track

If you want to bring the bike carriers and head towards Whitby, then consider The Cinder Track, which starts at Sainsbury’s  in Scarborough and finishes in Whitby (21 miles)

North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors National Park is just a short drive from Humble Bee and includes numerous cycle routes, including Moors to Sea, part of the National Cycle Network,  This route includes over 100 miles of way-marked cycling through spectacular scenery.

Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest is also close to Humble Bee and is a hot spot for cyclists of all abilities with their ‘Easy’ to ‘Extreme’ routes, indicated by an easy-to-follow colour scheme

Welcome to Yorkshire

Welcome to Yorkshire has an excellent page about cycling in our county

Park Your Bike

Scarborough includes purpose-built bike rails so you can lock up your bike and enjoy the seaside.

Cycle Hire

There are numerous cycle hire companies in the area, including Wolds Cyclone Cycle Hire,; Bike about Filey and Trailways You can also hire bikes at Dalby Forest, head to their website for details. There is a list of cycle hire companies via this link

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Humble Bee Farm is located in the lovely Yorkshire Wolds, which includes rolling hills and chalk paths aplenty for some delightful walks. This part of Yorkshire welcomes walkers with tea shops, pubs and hotels open for business all year round, serving refreshments so you can refuel after your exertions!

Farm Walks

Guests at Humble Bee Farm can choose from three walks that take our pastures starting with a 20-minute stroll to a one-hour ‘stretch of the legs’. We have some easy-to-follow, laminated maps available from our reception.

National Trails

The Wolds Way National Trail borders the very southern tip of our farm and we are about eight miles of the trail’s conclusion in FIley. Full details about this hidden gem of a walk can be found on

Part of another National Trail, The Cleveland Way, is within driving distance of the farm, and heads north up the Yorkshire Coast from Filey taking in rugged cliff top walks and steep, steep climbs as it heads to Saltburn-by-the-Sea  before turning inland for the rest of the journey.

North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors National Park includes scores of walks across heather-clad moors, taking in villages, waterfalls and hills.

Farndale is a three-mile walk which is renowned for its plentiful daffodil display in the spring.

If you visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and stop off at Levisham, you can walk to the incredible Hole of Horcum on a circular 8-miles route, taking in some jaw-dropping views

Dalby Forest

As well as some challenging walks, there are some forest walks in over 8,000 acres of woodland at Dalby Forest – see wild deer, rare birds and even the local astronomical observatory!

Gentle Seaside Strolls

For those who want just a gentle – if windy! – stroll, then you can’t go wrong with Filey’s Esplanade and Scarborough’s Marine Drive. Both are close to Humble Bee and have car parking nearby.

There are also pleasant town walks in Bridlington and Flamborough Head includes the iconic white  Trinity House Lighthouse, whose beam can be seen for miles as it shines from its position on the chalk cliffs.

Ordnance Survey

Detailed walking maps are published by the Ordnance Survey, with both Outdoor Leisure Explorer and Landranger editions covering the whole of Yorkshire. You can purchase paper maps or ‘go digi’ by visiting their website

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As dogs are very welcome here at Humble Bee Farm, this guide is designed to help you and your furry friends have an enjoyable stay in the area. This is an unofficial guide, recommendations are welcome!

Beach Bans from 1st May – 30th September

-       Whitby

-       Sandsend

-       Scarborough

-       Filey

-       Bridlington

-       Hornsea

-       Withernsea

However, there are many dog friendly beaches in the area too!

-       Hunmanby gap

-       Cayton Bay

-       Danes Dyke

-       Reighton Sands

-       Skipsea

Dog Friendly Places (dogs must be kept on a lead)

-       Whitby Abbey

-       Burton Agnes Hall

-       Scarborough Castle

-       Yorkshire Coastal Walk

-       Falling Foss

-       Sewerby Hall

-       Castle Howard

-       Eden Camp

-       Yorkshire Air Museum

Dog Friendly Places to Eat

-       The Hayburn Wyke Inn, Scarborough

-       Old Scalby Mills, Scarborough

-       Cellers Bar, Scarborough

-       Falling Foss

-       Victoria Garden Centre, Whitby

-       The Buck Inn, Whitby

-       The Royal Hotel, Runswick Bay

-       The Cask Inn, Scarborough

-       Hare & Hounds, Staxton

-       Three Tuns, Filey

-       Belle Vue, Filey

-       The Tea Bar, Filey beach

-       The Funny Onion, Bridlington

-       Audrey’s Fish & Chip Shop, Bridington


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