Sports & Activities
Fishing: A private well stocked lake is located at Hollicarrs and is a short walk from the door of your holiday home. Set within a clearing of the woodland, this provides a sheltered fishing area with created platforms and parking nearby if necessary. The lake is well cared for and the fish are fit and healthy providing a good fishing challenge.
Other local fishing lakes within a 10 to 20 minute drive are: Glade Farm, Escrick 01904 728254 : Small Private Fishing Lake, Oakmere Lakes, Skipwith 01757 288910 : 3 lakes, well matured with lots of varieties. Raker Lakes, Wheldrake 01904 448793 : Situated just south of York and set in 28 acres of landscaped countryside, Raker Lakes has 4 coarse lakes and a specimen lake, catering for match, pleasure and specimen anglers.
Golf: Although Hollicarrs does not have its own course, within a short 10 to 15 minute drive you can soon be at the following courses:-
Swallow Hall Golf Course 01904 448889 The golf course offers some very demanding holes including the infamous 230yrd opening hole. Limited membership available, however, if you are interested please contact Swallow Hall direct. Fulford Golf Club 01904 413579 is a 15 minute drive along the A19. Although there may be a waiting list for this club this course is a good challenge for any player and has tested some of the world's most famous golfers. Selby Golf Club 01757 228590 Located near to the village of Brayton, close to the A19, and about three miles to the South West of Selby. The club was established in 1907 and is owned by its members, operating as a non-profit making limited company. The Oaks Golf Club 01757 288232 The course is built in harmony with its natural woodland setting near to the Derwent Ings. The wide green fairways blend and bend with the gentle countryside. The greens are all built to USGA specifications with substantial mounding. The course is 6742 yards long with a par of 72. There are seven lakes coming into play, superb practice facility, including driving bays, a ball dispenser, putting green, practice bunkers and short game practice areas.
Riding Lessons:Naburn Riding Centre : http://www.adveb.co.uk/naburn or 01904 728283. Queen Margeret's Riding School : 01904 728632