Thorp Perrow Arboretum, near Bedale, DL8 2PR
Just south of Bedale, Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. Spread over 85 acres, there are tree trails, a nature trail and a children's trail, a large lake, picnic area and children's play area. There is also a tearoom and bird of prey and mammal centre, with regular flying demonstrations. Tel: 01677 425323.