The village of Great Broughton is one of North Yorkshire’s hidden gems perfectly located between the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Cleveland Hills, yet only 5 minutes away from the bustling market town of Stokesley. With so much to do around the area, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite things to do nearby.
Exploring the great outdoors
With the stunning Cleveland Hills on the doorstep, Great Broughton is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The famous Cleveland Way passes through Great Broughton and runs for 110 miles from Helsmley in the West to the East in Filey, with walkers being able to appreciate some of Yorkshire’s most breath-taking views.
Dust off your hiking boots and head six miles from Great Broughton to North Yorkshire’s most famous hill, Roseberry Topping. It may be a steep trek to the top, but the endless views of Yorkshire are well worth the effort, especially on a clear day! On the way back down the summit, the trail leads through Newton Wood, which comes to life with beautiful bluebells in the spring.
Situated to the north of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Guisborough Forest and Walkway Visitor Centre offers something for all the family to enjoy with exciting sculpture trails and obstacle courses or for those wanting a more relaxed visit, enjoy a woodland walk or use many of the cycling paths and take in the surrounding stunning views.
Making the most of village life
Great Broughton has a lot to offer its residents; a village hall hosts family events and activities, as well as educational classes, and if keeping active is more your thing, look no further than Great Broughton and Kirkby Sports Club which has football, cricket and tennis teams. The club also hosts a busy social calendar with regular live music nights, BBQ’s and the highly regarded annual carnival – an extremely popular day out!
For the little ones there’s a play area on Kirkby Lane, adjacent to the primary school, with a great range of play facilities, a spot for a ball games, and picnic area.
Fine Food and Drink
Though Great Broughton may be small, there is no lack of eateries and pubs in the area!
The Bay Horse is just a stone throw away from the development and provides beautiful views of the Cleveland Hills. Inside there is a lovely friendly atmosphere and an extensive food menu.
Just a short five minute walk from Waters Meet is Jet Miners Inn, a cosy village pub rated 4.5 stars on tripadvisor, serving delicious hearty classics including vegan friendly and gluten free options.
If traditional is more your style, The Wainstones Hotel Endeavours Restaurant and Pembrokes Bar is worth a visit. From chicken parmesans, a regional classic, to roast vegetable tagliatelle, there’s something to cater to everyone’s taste buds.
Venturing further afield
Located on the A172, Great Broughton is perfectly positioned for commuters.
Just two miles south, is the thriving market town Stokesley. There are a good range of shops, a market every Friday, and a Farmers market on the first Saturday of the month which is well worth the visit to pick up some local produce!
Slightly further afield (11 miles) is the beautiful market town Yarm which boasts stunning scenery of the River Tees. As well a great variety of delicious cafes, restaurants and bars, and a unique shopping scene, the historic Yarm Castle and Princess Alexandra Auditorium are great family days out.
Middlesbrough is only a 30 minute drive from the village and has lots of things to see and do, from great high-street shopping, to a multitude of restaurants and bars, and cinema. The town also has a thriving music and arts scene with regular live concerts taking place at The Empire.
Whitby is just under an hour’s drive away from the village and is the perfect place to fill your lungs with sea air and tuck into your favourite fish and chips. The historic town is the perfect place to visit time and time again, whether it be for an educational day visiting the famous Whitby Abbey or enjoying a leisurely stroll around the harbour on a weekend.
Living in Great Broughton, you will never be short of something to do or places to visit and our recommendations are just a small selection of the best things to do in the area. To find out more information about our development in the village, please call 0333 370 2506 to arrange a viewing.