The Washburn Heritage Centre is a hidden that was created to celebrate the heritage of the Washburn Valley. It’s run entirely by volunteers who will always give you a friendly welcome and provide information on what’s on offer. You’ll likely find a selection of light meals including sandwiches, salads, quiche, and soup. There’s also usually a range of at least half a dozen home made cakes baked by the volunteers. Look out for Kath’s coffee and walnut cake and Sue’s gluten free lemon drizzle (Lemond Drizzle surely?).
The set-up is stunning. The refurbished courtyard acts as a suntrap, windbreak and bike stand, and inside there is a permanent exhibition and opportunity to look around the beautiful Fewston Church.
It’s not easy to find this one, but you can access it through the car par or via the main path. There’s usually a small café sign by the church gates to give you a clue.
If you are visiting on the last weekend of the month there will only be tea, coffee and biscuits. This is because the nearby Fewston Parochial Hall (about 50 meters up Cobby Syke Rd on the left) usually hosts a farmers cake sale or similar on the last weekend of every month and the two don’t want to compete. This probably says everything you need to know about this wonderfully friendly and thoughtful café.
Sat: 11am-4pm (1st April – 31st October)
Sun: 11am-4pm (all year)
Slice of cake: £2.00
Sue’s Lemon Drizzle cake
Local Climb / Segment
After the decent from Timble, make sure you’ve got your leadout sorted for this sprint across the dam
The secret pro – top secret!
- Washburn Heritage Centre, Fewston, Harrogate, HG3 1SU
- 01943 880794