Falling Foss Tea Garden
Midge Hall Falling Foss Whitby YO22 5JD
Spotted fairies or elves amid the dappled forest? Frankly, no one would be surprised at magical Falling Foss, an almost ridiculously rustic cottage tea garden set near the top of Falling Foss waterfall, five miles south of Whitby and in the eatern section of the North York Moors National Park. Laid out forest-bar style – with wooden tables under canopies – it's the perfect place for a summer lunch, or tea and cake, while the children paddle in the babbling stream or explore the surrounding forest, once the home of a cave-dwelling hermit. If you park at Sneaton Forest car park (off B1416 Ruswarp road), it's only a few minutes' walk to the tea garden (not great for buggies, but do-able). There are all sorts of longer walks to the waterfall and tea garden (some detailed on their website), or you can easily cycle here off the Cinder Track railway line route.