Beck Hole was once famous for the Beck Hole incline, a 1 in 15 slope on what is now the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The current route was created in 1865 to allow steam trains to travel the entire route, replacing a complex arrangement of water filled tanks used to raise and lower carriages. The old route is now a footpath, leaving the current route at Moorgates, one and a half miles south of Goathland, and rejoining it a mile and a half north of Beck Holes.
One mile north west of Goathland
Beck Holes is host to the World Quoits Championship.
Birch Hall Inn
Thomason Foss waterfall is less than half a mile east of the village.
One mile west of the village is Randy Mere Reservoir, once the site of a commercial leach fishery.
Beck Hole is on Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL27 (North Yorks Moors Eastern Area)