{"LocationDetails":{"Id":545,"Name":"Harwood Dale","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Harwood Dale Holiday Cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDid you know\u0026hellip;Harwood Dale sits right in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you want to experience real, rural Yorkshire in all its glory then there\u0026#39;s only one thing for it - you need to stay right in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, wander long-forgotten pathways until you stumble upon a friendly pub and then eat hearty food until you can\u0026rsquo;t move. Harwood Dale holidays enable guests to live, hike and dine in the style that makes the Yorkshire Dales stand out from the rest of the UK.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"harwood-dale","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Harwood Dale .jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"South Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSouth Bay Beach is the busiest beach in Scarborough, and it\u0026rsquo;s the very stretch of sand that made the town Britain\u0026rsquo;s first seaside resort. With fine sand that makes creating sandcastles particularly easy and mild waters sheltered by the castle headland to the north, this beach has always been a family favourite and it\u0026rsquo;s surrounded by everything you need to enjoy a day by the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you haven\u0026rsquo;t spent a summer\u0026rsquo;s day at South Bay Beach yet the chances are you\u0026rsquo;ll have still seen pictures of its colourful beach huts or the amusements that have entertained kids for decades. The tide doesn\u0026rsquo;t often reach the promenade so there\u0026rsquo;s always plenty of space to pick a spot of sand and set up camp for the day, and since there\u0026rsquo;s a cliff lift nearby you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to reach the town centre within just a few minutes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe water at South Bay is fairly safe for swimming but trained lifeguards man the sands during the summer, and there are toilets and beach shops nearby to keep sunbathers stocked up with buckets, spades and the all-important ice lollies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2822,"LocationLongitude":-0.395747,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Scarborough_24856.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/south-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Scarborough_24856.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"North Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are two sandy beaches in Scarborough - South Bay Beach and North Bay Beach. Since there\u0026#39;s not much between them they\u0026rsquo;re both popular with families and those keen to unroll their towels and settle down for a day, but it\u0026#39;s worth bearing in mind that North Bay Beach is also a favourite spot for watersports. Look to the northern end of the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll see rocky outcrops that get cut off at high tide, and if you bide your time and wander up that way when the tide goes back out you\u0026rsquo;ll find the beach dotted with rock pools.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe southern end of the beach is home to the flatter area of sand that\u0026rsquo;s a better bet for those of you who just want to sit back and enjoy the shore, and out at sea you\u0026rsquo;ll see jet skis, swimmers and even surfers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe south end winds around the headland to South Bay Beach and the main road behind the headland provides plenty of parking. There\u0026rsquo;s always a qualified lifeguard on hand throughout the peak season for added peace of mind, and with an excellent water quality North Bay Beach is one of the region\u0026rsquo;s safest spots to enjoy watersports and time in the sea.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2822,"LocationLongitude":-0.395661,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/beach huts scarborough.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/north-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/beach huts scarborough.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The North Yorkshire Moors Railway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most iconic family attractions, and passengers can hop aboard a steam train from Whitby and chug their way into the heart of the national park. The railway is all about old fashioned stations in the middle of the countryside, smartly uniformed guards and steam engines that can be heard for miles as they make their way through the moors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one station in particular that attracts hundreds of Harry Potter fans to the line every year \u0026ndash; Goathland. The station was used as Hogsmeade Station in the first of the films so it\u0026rsquo;s a fantastic photo opportunity for visiting muggles! It was also used as Aidensfield in ITV\u0026rsquo;s Heartbeat, and it\u0026rsquo;s always fun to sit back with a hot drink the the cafe that was once the goods shed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany choose to walk from Goathland to Grosmont and pick up the train from there since the walk\u0026rsquo;s mostly a downhill one, but those who stay on to visit Pickering can explore Pickering Castle and the Beck Isle Museum before continuing along the line. Newton Dale Halt station lies right in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, so anyone keen to tackle a hike or get cycling through the scenery can request this stop and use it as a starting point.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.4077,"LocationLongitude":-0.713539,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/viaduct.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/whitby/the-north-yorkshire-moors-railway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/viaduct.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"North Yorkshire Moors National Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eJust 40 minutes drive from Whitby you\u0026rsquo;ll find one of the most iconic landscapes in the UK \u0026ndash; the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. This patchwork of moorland, woodland and coast is dotted with historic sites and places of interest, and there really is something for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith scenery to take your breath away the park is home to two visitor centres (one at Danby and one at Sutton Bank) and those who visit have their pick of activities which make the most of the rugged countryside and little villages and places to visit. Choose from tumbling down a rocky hill on your mountain bike, ambling slowly through leafy glades as you discover ancient ruins and just dropping into sleepy villages for afternoon tea during your visit to the park \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s simply huge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe national park is particularly suited to cycling thanks to hundreds of bridleways, country roads and winding forest tracks. There\u0026rsquo;s something different to see no matter which one you chose to follow and there are as many for families to tackle as there are for the adrenalin junkies. Dalby Forest is one of the most popular gateways to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and it\u0026rsquo;s a gorgeous setting to spend a day enjoying the landscape if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Whitby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.3069,"LocationLongitude":-0.599964,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Standing Stone on Moor above Rosedale.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"york/whitby/north-yorkshire-moors-national-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Standing Stone on Moor above Rosedale.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dalby Forest","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you make your way to Dalby Forest (just under half an hour away from Harwood Dale by car) there\u0026rsquo;s a route called A Taste of Dalby Forest which take its walkers along Thornton Dale. If you tend to find long forest walks a little bit samey then this one\u0026rsquo;s perfect as it takes in village, river and woodland scenery to keep things interesting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThat said, one of the nicest things about Dalby Forest is its accessibility - it\u0026rsquo;s so big that it\u0026rsquo;s been divided into hundreds of walking trails so there\u0026rsquo;s one to suit every walker and every level of fitness. If you\u0026rsquo;re after a shortish one you can complete with the children in tow then try the Dalby Beck Walk (Red). Two and a half miles long, this trail starts at Dalby Courtyard and follows open forest lanes through some of the oldest parts of the forest and it sticks to level routes that don\u0026rsquo;t get as muddy as other areas.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDalby Beck Walk (Yellow) starts at Dalby Visitor Centre and has a difficulty rating of moderate. This is a three mile route that takes in views across Dalby Dale. 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You can\u0026rsquo;t go wrong with this one as it\u0026rsquo;s really just a question of starting at the village church and following the road north \u0026ndash; just make sure you pop into the Mill Inn along the way as it\u0026rsquo;s the friendliest pub in the valley.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDon\u0026rsquo;t worry about following this walk too strictly, the dale doesn\u0026rsquo;t cover a very large area so you can\u0026rsquo;t really get lost \u0026ndash; this trail\u0026rsquo;s mostly just a case of exploring the pathways that take your fancy and seeing a little more of the dale itself on foot. 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