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Worfolk is a large stone built cottage at the north end of the village of Staintondale, in the North York Moors National Park.  Situated near the coast about halfway between Whitby and Scarborough, the cottage can be located on Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 sheets 94 or 95 and 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure map 27.  The grid reference is 987991, and the post code is YO13 0EL.   The cottage has ¾ acre of grounds, which include a former Quaker burial ground, a wooded area and a small paddock.

For the past 35 years Worfolk has been used as a place of recreation and spiritual retreat for a variety of groups including families, walking and outdoor pursuit parties, people with special needs, young people and charitable bodies. 

The cottage has had Quaker connections since 1659 and has been in the ownership of Pickering & Hull Area Meeting since 1912.

Learn more about Worfolk’s history

One of the richest sources of information about Worfolk is the series of journals used by generations of visitors (many of whom come back year after year) to record their experiences.

Read extracts from the journals

We are developing Worfolk to reflect our concern about the environment, climate change, the end of fossil fuels and the need for sustainable development. We know Worfolk to be a treasured and spiritual place and want to make Worfolk a beacon for the future.
The Worfolk cottage refurbishment will be the first fully ‘carbon- neutral’ development within the National Park.  The design, by Andrew Yeats of Eco Arc (the architect for the project), will include energy saving and sustainable features.

Find out more about the redevelopment, and the ecology of Worfolk by taking a look at the rest of our website.

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