Following a long week at work, every Friday should finish with a trip to the forest!
On approach to Keldy forest cabins, the 2.5 mile single track road meanders elegantly to unveil one piece of the picture perfect countryside at a time. Around the final corner sits six stunning log cabins to the right, and a magical carpet of wild flowers to the left.
After a swift check in, we make our way to cabin six, a Silver Birch, backing on to the forest and overlooking a naturally wild meadow. It doesn’t take long before we relax to the sounds of the crickets, birds and good conversation.
Within easy reach from our cabin are many beautiful walking and cycling routes – and if you’re as active as my other half, you can feel free to run them. You’ll be treated to the site of much wildlife, from delicate birds to the mighty deer.
Adding to the eco credentials of the site is the local organic produce on sale in the onsite shop, and the commitment to recycling is high on the agenda and has contributed to the site winning a ‘gold’ award for green tourism.
Keldy is one of the most recent Forest Holiday developments and sits on the edge of the Yorkshire Moores with over 50 cabins on site. If a family break is what you’re after, children are well catered for with a selection of nature trails, shelter building expeditions and ‘ranger’ led activities (which attract an additional charge.)
Caution is needed for hidden ‘extras’ at Keldy – be sure to pack your own towels as they come at an astonishing £4.50 hire charge each, bike hire comes in at £17 per adult per day and you’ll need your own washing up liquid! If you book a cabin with a hot tub then be aware that they are on constantly during your stay – probably not the best eco credentials we’ve seen from a ‘gold’ award winner!
Keldy is a great place to relax and get away from the stress of the city – getting close to nature should be indulged in more often.
To book your stay visit forestholidays.co.uk where you can view a whole range of accomodations across the UK.