Staying near Harwood Dale, visiting the Forest and walking the North York Moors
The Harwood Dale Forest woodland is an intriguing wood for bird watching and features roe deer, badgers, squirrels, foxes, and in season, dragonflies in the ponds and ditches. It is adored by local self-catering visitors for its total peace and tranquility, as there are no “formal” facilities attracting hordes of people, so one has to prepare a packed lunch in advance.
Depending on how you approach your walk through Harwood Dale, you will often get glimpses of the North Sea as well as views of Scarborough Castle in the distance. Be prepared for some wonderful North York Moors’ vistas, very deserved of your camera.