Walking in North Yorkshire
The Duke of Wellington Inn is a good accommodation base from which to explore the Moors and Dales of the National Park on foot as well as a popular stop for refreshment along the way. Wainwright’s coast-to-coast walk passes near to Danby and the Inn is a welcoming overnight B&B stay for many walkers on this 190 mile challenge.
A selection of maps and guides and detailed information on the numerous walks in the area are available at the Inn for the use of guests. The walks range from light strolls taking in points of local interest to longer treks for those seeking a challenge. Packed lunches and drying facilities can be provided.
Mountain Biking in North Yorkshire
The Duke of Wellington Inn, Danby provides a good bed and breakfast base for those who wish to explore the North York Moors and Coast by mountain or touring bike. The North York Moors offers a variety of excellent cycling terrain through forests, country lanes, along the coast and over high open moorland. We have secure overnight storage for guest’s bikes.
Fishing in North Yorkshire
The Duke of Wellington Inn is a short walk from the River Esk in Danby and makes a handy and comfortable bed and breakfast hotel for visiting fishermen. The river, which flows east to meet the sea at Whitby, was for many years Yorkshire’s only salmon river on which there was a reasonable catch over its entire length. Salmon fishing can be taken at the upper reaches of the Esk at Danby.
The River Esk is also an excellent sea trout river with good catches particularly in September and October. Fishing is permitted by fly or spinner. Permits can be bought from the Inn during the season which runs from the 1st of March until the 31st of October.
Shooting in North Yorkshire
The North York Moors provide some of the best driven grouse shooting in the country and the Duke of Wellington Hotel is at the centre of Danby Moor. This magnificent grouse moor is owned by Dawnay Estates at the upper end of the Esk Valley. Driven grouse shooting normally takes place at Danby between the end of August through to the beginning of November.