Head to the legendary Lion Inn for a warm welcome

Blakey Ridge, North Yorkshire

It’s the simple things that matter when you’re out winter walking – like a pint, a traditional Sunday roast, a roaring fire and stunning views.

The iconic Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge does things to perfection, much to the relief of Coast-to-Coast hikers, touring cyclists and other hardy types who pass by in all seasons.

It’s one of the oldest inns in the North York Moors, established in 1553, and sited high above Rosedale and Farndale, with spectacular views in every direction. Ancient stone crosses and boundary markers pepper the surrounding moors, but otherwise this seems a long way from anywhere.

If you’ve tramped across hill and dale to get here, the tempting menu soon revives flagging spirits – a place that offers twelve different desserts, from roly-poly to chocolate fudge cake, can really be said to know its market.  

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Walkers at Blakey JunctionWinter views from Blakey Ridge, North York Moors © NYMNPA
Walkers sat near Ralph Cross near the Lion InnThe Lion Inn, highest pub in the North York Moors © NYMNPA
Sunrise at West Mines, RosedaleSunrise at the ironstone mine remains near Rosedale © John Devlin/NYMNPA
Standing stone on Blakey Moor above FarndaleStanding stone on Blakey Moor © Mike Kipling/NYMNPA

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