Meet the Cropton team

Meet the Cropton team

Find out more about the people you might see during your stay

Forest Holidays

Sally Honcharenko

General Manager 

Sally helps deliver unique and memorable holiday experiences for our guests, by overseeing operational excellence across all areas of the location at Cropton. Her favourite place to visit in the local area is Ravenscar, here you can walk down the cliff side onto the sea front and see the seals and other wildlife. Sally's favourite cabin at Cropton is number 39, for the privacy and view from the decking out towards the forest.

What is your favourite British animal and why?

“Deer, we love to see them on location in Yorkshire.”
  • Hannah Gray

    Forest Retreat Manager 

    You’ll find Hannah busy working in the Forest Retreat or helping out and about on location. Her favourite place to visit in the local area is The Seal Colony at Ravenscar followed by a bite to eat at the Graze on the Green, Rosedale. Hannah’s rainy-day of choice would be to snuggle up with a good film, hot chocolate, snacks and listen to the rain. Her favourite forest fact would be that Fly Agaric Mushrooms don’t grow with white spots, they grow with a white veil, this then bursts and creates the white spotted appearance.

    What is your favourite thing about working at Forest Holidays?

    “The training, development and progression within the company.”
  • Mike

    Forest Ranger 

    Mike is our Forest Ranger at Cropton, he can be found talking to our guests at the ranger hub or out in the forest maintaining our fantastic walking trails. His favourite place to visit in the local area is Falling Foss - it can be found hidden in a valley with a stunning waterfall and tea room to enjoy. Mike's favourite walking trail is The Red Route, as it takes you through the woodland with a vast range of wildlife. The rarest wildlife sighting at Cropton is a raptor and his favourite animal is a badger. 

    What is your favourite forest fact?

    "Pine trees drop their lower branches once the sun no longer touches them, so they can concentrate on the upper parts of the tree"