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“Boring and Noisy”

Ruswarp Pleasure Boats
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Ruswarp
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Thought this would be a good way to spend a few hours with the family, I was wrong!! We stayed on for around 40 minutes and we were bored. There was works going on too which were very loud. All in all it was not very nice.

Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

My wife and I went here with the grandchildren on a recent holiday in Whitby. The river and its surroundings are beautiful and Ruswarp itself is a quaint little village. We went on two rowing boats. It worked out a little expensive as we were charged per person and not per boat. Unfortunately there had been a lot of rain and the river was running very fast. Once we started rowing we found that we couldn't get the boat to move because of the undercurrents. We decided that it was too risky to go any further and went back to shore. The owner would not refund us our money even though we had only been on the boat for less than five minutes and it was dangerous for us to stay on the river. I was very disappointed with his attitude and found him rude and obnoxious. This is such a shame as we may have returned when the conditions were better.

Thank Derek D
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Take a rowing boat out on the River Esk you will not be dissappointed an hour of peace and tranqulity.

3  Thank Louise189149
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

A great way to spend a sunny afternoon, rowing along the river. Dont forget the awesome pies from Jackson the butcher at the bottom of Ruswarp Bank.

2  Thank City-Sights10
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We have been comming here for many years. First with our own children now our gandchildren. You can have a boat or canoe, owners couldn't be more friendly and helpful. The Esk is very safe, the water is not to deep or fast running, life jackets for all. Once the children are in the boats we scoot up the road to the local garden center (about a mile) by the river side, the girls paddle up and meet us there..Takes about an hour there and back including ice cream stopover. Our you can watch from the riverside

Good value & parking free on the road side.

Its a must whenever grandchildren are in the Whitby area, fantastic old fashion fun.

2  Thank Hopefull-guide
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