We are a family run holiday village close to the historic & picturesque market towns of Pickering and Helmlsey and just half a mile from the pretty village of Wrelton. Rocklands lodges provide a perfect base to explore the attractions of the North Yorkshire Moors and the beautiful coast lines of Whitby and Scarborough.
With the many museums and attractions the area has to offer, along with the excellent eateries and pubs, Rocklands Lodges always has something to offer no matter your age.
PHOTO BY JOHN DEVLIN
We have always run family businesses and we are proud of the success we have brought to Rocklands Lodges since taking it over in 2006. We pride ourselves on a warm Yorkshire welcome to every guest and are on hand to advise on the best places to visit.
We care for our environment by finding ways to use less energy. We provide our own heating with a wood chip Bio-mass & our own water through a natural spring.
Our Favourite Places
These are the attractions and restaurants that we like to visit and we think you will enjoy too
Such a wonderful place to visit. There are so many dog walks and the scenery is breath taking. Your children can let off steam in the children's play areas and you can enjoy the highflying adrenaline pumping Go Ape where you can swing from tree to tree. It is amusing when you are walking around the forest to sometimes hear the screams coming above as people swing on the zip wire.
The forest hosts an annual pop/rock concert weekend which is worth attending if you can buy a ticket early enough. The acts that visit attract a lot of visitors each year.
Of course the thing that Dalby is famous for is the Mountain Bike Routes. It was host to the Mountain Bike World Championships three years in a row and we were lucky enough to have the British Mountain Bike team use Rocklands as their training base. Don't worry if you are not a proficient biker, there are three tracks to choose from depending on skill and you can hire bikes from the visitors centre.
The British Mountain Bike Team
Our attempt at the Mountain Bike Trail in Dalby.
Notice we are wheeling the bikes round.
The Roman Camp
We are so lucky to have this walk on our doorstep. When the Romans settled in Cawthorne they took some of the stone from our land to make their camp. Hence the quarry as you enter Rocklands Lodges.
When you walk through the woods toward the camp you can understand why the romans chose this as their base with spectacular views of the valley. This circular walk is an easy route for a small hike or dog walk.
The link to the left will take you a website with a map of the camp
May Beck and Falling Foss, Whitby
May Beck and Falling Foss
If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it. Take the trail through the trees on a 2-mile circular route that passes an idyllic woodland tea garden and the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall, before returning alongside babbling May Beck. It’s a lovely shady walk for summer – with shallow waters to paddle in, and a bridge to play pooh-sticks from – and spectacular in autumn when the woodland colours are at their best. If you don’t intend to venture far from the tea garden and waterfall, you can use an alternative car park near Falling Foss instead.