Coniser farm is in Bilsdale; characterised by dry stone walled farms, green valleys, woodland, spoil heaps from past jet mining, open heather moorland and the Bilsdale mast.


  • Walking - Short strolls to long hikes; include Cleveland Way, Lyke Wake Walk, Roseberry Topping, Farndale daffodil walk.  lists numerous local walks. We will be happy to drop /pick you up at local walking points.

  • Biking - Bikes are available to hire at Sutton Bank National park centre with a 3 mile circuit.

  • Fishing is available at a small lake.

  • Swimming and leisure facilities at Stokesley leisure centre and an outdoor pool at Helmsley during summer.

  • Riding at Bilsdale riding centre and pony trekking.

  • Market towns Stokesley and Helmsley are both approximately 10 miles away. Both have many shops, pubs and eateries.

  • Chop Gate has a pub and restaurant. There are numerous cafés, pubs restaurants and takeaways in nearby villages.

Places to visit include:

  • Rievaulx Abbey and Terrace

  • Helmsley - Castle, Walled Garderns, Duncombe Park

  • Byland Abbey

  • Ryedale Folk Museum

  • Northallerton - Market Town

  • Thirsk - James Herriot Country

  • Great Ayton - home of Captain Cook and Roseberry Topping

  • Agricultural Shows throughout the summer

  • National Trust properties such as Nunnington Hall, Ormesby Hall and Mount Grace Priory

  • Whitby - 199 steps, Abbey Jet shops

  • Filey - Robin Hoods Bay

  • Scarborough

  • Flamingo Land theme park

  • North York Moors Railway steam train in Heartbeat country

  • Yorkshire lavender

  • Castle Howard

  • Durham Cathedral

  • York's numerous attractions

These are just examples of what the area has the offer.
There is something to suit everyone; we will be happy to help you plan your perfect break.

The Area

Shepherds Hut Bilsdale