Boltby North Yorkshire
BOLTBY. Its glory is its approach from Felixkirk, the lovely ride giving us magnificent views of the Vale of York.
After passing the stone gatehouse of Mount St John (the great house supposed to be on the site of a preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers) we soon face the splendour of the Hambleton Hills, where, deep in a valley through which flows the Gurt of Beck from Boltby Moor, the village lies.
Its cottages are of stone and brick, and the tiny modern church, in 13th century style, has a bellcot.
Just below it a pretty humped bridge crosses the stream, which runs under the road in fair weather and floods it when it races down after a storm.
(From Arthur Mee's Yorkshire 1941)
Boltby is within The North York Moors National Park.
Population approximately 170
There is no public transport or shops.
BOLTBY - a history written by The Boltby Millenium Group is available £8.50 plus p&p
Boltby village hall walker & cyclist facilities.
The village hall is open 9am to 4pm every day from Easter until September giving access to the toilets and also tea and coffee making facilities and somewhere to sit and eat. On Easter Monday 6 April 2015 and on the first Saturday of the month there will pop-up cafe from 11-3. Soup and sandwich refreshments can be arranged for groups on other dates by prior arrangement. Contact Jean West on 01845 537076.
Boltby Trekking Centre "Our rides range from 30 minute introductory rides for children, to 1 and 2 hour treks. These are rides are available all year round, in the summer we run longer trail rides."
Pasture Farm Boltby Thirsk YO7 2DY 01845 537298
Willow Tree Cottage Boltby Thirsk YO7 2DY 01845 537406