With a scatter of gorgeous stone cottages, a gurgling brook and a flock of sheep grazing contentedly on the village green, Hutton-le-Hole must be a contender for the best-looking village in Yorkshire. The dips and hollows on the green may have given the place its name – it was once called simply Hutton Hole but posh Victorians added the Frenchified 'le', which the locals defiantly pronounce 'lee'.
The tourist office has leaflets on walks in the area, including a 5-mile circuit to the nearby village of Lastingham.
Attached to the tourist office is the largely open-air Ryedale Folk Museum, a collection of North York Moors buildings from different eras, including a medieval manor house, simple farmers' houses, a blacksmith's forge and a row of 1930s village shops. Demonstrations and displays throughout the season give a fascinating insight into local life as it was in the past.
The Daffodil Walk is a 2½-mile circular walk following the banks of the River Dove. As the name suggests, the main draws are the daffs, usually at their best in the last couple of weeks in April.