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Forest View Cropton: An extraordinary Forest retreat deep in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Set deep into the beautiful, tranquil forests of Sutherland, North Yorkshire, nestles Forest View Cropton - a handcrafted, bespoke-furnished woodland retreat for those with discerning taste looking for a secluded, luxury break far from the ordinary.

As you approach the winding drive into Sutherland Forest towards the Lodge, you will find yourself quickly immersed in the wilds and wonders of nature: deer, pheasants, hares, badgers, owls, stoats, even a mating pair of beavers - and many other animal species - create a unique sound and  visual landscape to enhance your stay. Even a roaming peahen has bred, nested and made Forest View Cropton grounds her forever home! 

Children will be enthralled and amused by the extended family of scratching hens, comical pygmy goats,  Bruce, the family’s ebullient, handsome, people-loving wolf dog and his best friend Mia the Golden Retriever, who create so much of the character of the land outside your door.


The Forest

You might be surprised to learn that the North York Moors is one of the most wooded of England's National Parks.


Woodland and forest covers about 22 percent of the National Park – that’s over 300 square kilometers of trees – so it’s of huge importance. Woodland also clothes many of the valley sides, giving the landscape a distinctive character.

In the native woodlands, oak, ash, birch and rowan thrive, while shrubs such as hazel and hawthorn provide the understorey. Large broadleaf woods are rare but significant woods are still found in the lower parts of some valleys such as the Esk, or at Roxby near Staithes and Mulgrave Woods near Sandsend. But broadleaved or mixed woodland only accounts for around a third of the woodland in the North York Moors.


Instead, plantation woodlands – planted throughout the 20th century – dominate the scene, at least in terms of area. The large coniferous forests of Dalby, Cropton and Boltby are important for timber production and recreation, but they do have a distinctive wildlife, too, including bird species like the nightjar.

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