Ruswarp is a wonderful location for a self-catering holiday. Lying in the beautiful Esk Valley, the village is just two miles from the centre of Whitby and only a mile and a half on foot using the "Cinder Track" disused railway line. This trail links Whitby to Scarborough and is perfect for a cycle ride away from traffic. You can also take the train to Whitby on the Esk Valley line. Going the other way, this railway line will take you to lots of pretty villages in the North York Moors National Park on its way to Middlesbrough.
Within the village you can hire rowing boats and canoes for a relaxing trip on the river and take a ride on a miniature railway. The local pub, The Bridge Inn, serves food and there is a village shop for all the essentials. In the nearby village of Sleights there is a general store, bakery, butcher and fish and chip restarurant with take away.