Fell Walking and Rambling
We are surrounded by some of the world's most breathtaking countryside offering almost limitless choice of footpaths and covering every level of challenge. Visit Walk Yorkshire and Dales Walks for inspiration.
Yorkshire has no fewer than nine racecourses and The Nag's Head is within fifteen minutes of three of them:
- Thirsk Racecourse (Flat)
- Ripon Racecourse (flat) (See our current special offer)
- Catterick Racecourse (National Hunt & flat)
- Wetherby Racecourse (National Hunt) is just 25 minutes' drive.
We have negotiated a discounted admission rate to the Club Stands at Ripon, Thirsk and Catterick for bona-fide guests of this hotel. Please let us know when booking, or ask at reception, and we will arrange your discount for you.
Edward and Janet are keen golfers and can recommend a variety of locations in the area. Considerable savings are available for hotel guests booking a golfing package, with up to one-third off green fees at selected courses, including Bedale Golf Club. Local courses include;
- Bedale Golf Club – Tel: 01677 422451
- Catterick Golf Club – Tel: 01748 833268
- Richmond Golf Club – Tel: 01748 823231
- Ripon Golf Club – Tel: 01765 603640
- Romanby Golf Club – Tel: 01609 77885
- Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club – Tel: 01845 526216
You can also visit UKGolfGuide.com to read reviews on the courses above and more.
We are within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales Autograss Club. Autograss is a non-contact motorsport that takes place on an oval (approximately 400 metre) track using a natural soil surface. Due to the close nature of the racing, thrills and spills are never far away. Alternatively, you could try Croft Circuit.
Hunting, shooting & fishing
Just let Edward know your particular interests when booking and he will be pleased to make arrangements or effect introductions for you. A keen horseman, he has his own point to pointers and is familiar with every aspect of the sport.
The region also offers excellent river and lake fishing as well as sea angling from the coast, barely an hour away. We can particularly recommend coarse fishing locally at Carlton Miniott and Sessay, game fishing at Stonebridge Trout Lakes, Little Fencote, and shooting at Warren Gill Shooting Ground at Masham.
You may find the following websites useful;
- The Oaks Lakes at Sessay, near Thirsk.
- Stonebridge Fishing Lakes
- Warren Gill Shooting Ground at Masham.
Caving and rock climbing
Please let us know if these are your interests and we will put you in touch with the appropriate local organisation.
Experience the wild side of life at Yorkshire Outdoors, or the Camp Hill Centre, Kirklington: 450 acres with more than 40 ways to challenge yourself including 4x4 off road driving, quad bikes, go karts, clay pigeon shooting, plus exciting multi-activity packages for groups of ten or more.
Whatever you fancy, we are the perfect 'base camp'
However you choose to spend your days, the Nag's Head provides you with a welcoming home base where you can enjoy comfortable accommodation, first class food, fine wines and real ales in the restaurant or in either of our character-filled bars.
Please visit our 'Local Attractions' page for more information about places to visit, things to see and do in the area.