Have you ever ventured to the top of the Moors near Whitby?
Looking over Danby you'll find Danby Beacon. Although not the original the beacon is a pretty marvellous sight to see not just for its flame edge but the panoramic views you will be graced with when you stand underneath it's simplistic grandeur. With views across the North York Moors National Park you'll be graced with moorland, the Yorkshire Coast & the North Sea, wind turbines & the Tees Estuary. You'll see Dales & Valleys, Forest and Woodlands and over to the south east you will see in the distance RAF Fylingdales Early Warning Station.
Once home to its very own Early Warning Station RAF Danby Beacon it's not difficult to see why this was a great spot for this facility. Built in 1937 RAF Danby Beacon remained in service until 1957. Responsible for assisting Lieutenant Peter Townsend in shooting down the first enemy aircraft since World War One on British soil.
An amazing sight all year round the views and your photos are made even more special in the summer. In late summer the North York Moors become a bed of pinks, oranges and purples as they become a carpet of stunning purple heather.
You will also be graced with an abundance of wildlife, farm animals and nature so don't forget the camera.
Nearby you will find the Danby Moors Centre. Home to tearooms, a learning centre, art gallery, gift shop, gardens, outdoor & indoor play, woodland walk and restrooms.
You will also find the famous Stonehouse Bakery nearby and their delicious breads and baked goods.
All are approximately 17 miles from Robin Hood's Bay and a Baytown Holiday Cottage. Approximately 30 minutes’ drive in the car, don't forget your loose change for the parking meter at the Danby Moors Centre. You can also travel by train from Whitby to Danby with a hike up to Danby Beacon. The X93 Bus will take you from Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby.
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