The Fox & Hounds, Ainthorpe, North York Moors
The Fox & Hounds is a charming traditional village inn and restaurant with roots stretching right back to the 16th century. It lies towards the northern edge of the North York Moors National Park in the village of Ainthorpe, near Castleton and Danby.
Owners Vicky and Colin have created a welcoming holiday home for horses, with a choice of loose-boxes and a paddock, while the inn itself offers riders a wonderfully relaxing environment at the end of a good day’s ride – and excellent food.
From here you can have fantastic and dramatic rides across the Moors, with lanes and bridleways leading to wild and historic places such as Westerdale, Fryupdale, and Glaisdale.
If your rides don’t take a full day or you feel like a non-riding day, Whitby is a short train ride away on the Esk Valley local line, with Danby Station just half a mile from Ainthorpe. There are plenty of other opportunities for non-riding partners, too - the North Yorkshire Moors Heritage Railway runs from nearby Grosmont and Goathland, and the National Park's Moors Centre is just a mile and a half away at Danby.
Visit the Fox & Hounds' website here
Tel: 01287 660218