Hackness Grange lies at the heart of the dramatic North Yorkshire Moors National Park, which offers nearly 1400 km² of countryside, moorland and forests. Clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery and even fly-casting are all nearby.
Locations of interest include:
Robin Hood's Bay (17 miles / 27 km) - near Whitby, this small, fascinating fishing village consists of a maze of tiny streets. With a tradition of smuggling, there is reputed to be a network of subterranean passageways linking the houses.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (17 miles / 27 km) - stopping at a number of destinations between Pickering and Grosmont, this tremendously picturesque preserved steam railway is an excellent way to explore the area.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum (19.5 miles / 31 km) - every aspect of Cook's life is covered in this 17th century house, where the famous naval explorer lived as a 17 year old apprentice.