Kildale is a small rural village which lies to the west side of the Esk Valley with the backdrop of the North York Moors National Park and on the Cleveland Way National Trail. Captain Cook’s Monument in memory of the circumnavigator Captain James Cook is less than 2 miles away so attracts many walkers to the area all year round.
The village is on the main road from Stokesley to Whitby. The village is part of a private estate covering over 5700 acres which has a thriving community involved in farming and local enterprises.
A church at Kildale was referred to in the Domesday Book and Viking artefacts have been discovered on the spot where St Cuthbert’s church is now. The village also boasts a 19th century mansion home: Kildale Hall , a village hall and its own railway station which serves the Esk Valley line.