There’s a cacophony of life in the seas around the National Park. White-beaked dolphins and minke whales follow shoals of fish swimming south from the Arctic, and seal colonies loll beneath the coastal cliffs.
Some older natural residents have long-since left their fossilised mark, with 160-million-year-old ammonites and even preserved dinosaur footprints common on the seashore.
Further inland, centuries of history lay beneath your feet and before your eyes in abbey ruins, gothic churches, medieval chapels and ancient stone crosses.
The National Park’s moors and woodlands are alive with birdsong. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railways and traverses 39 kilometres of National Park countryside.
The famous Pacific voyager Captain James Cook grew up in the North York Moors and began his seafaring career in the nearby town of Whitby in 1746 as an apprentice seaman.
Heathrow 4.5 hours
Newcastle 1.5 hours
Port of Tyne 1.5 hours
Hull 1.5 hours
is heather moorland – one of the largest expanses in England and Wales
This guide provides you with a source of information on the wide range of contractable experiences and accommodation available in nine of England’s National Parks.
The North York Moors National Park Overview
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Explore some of the experiences on offer in North York Moors National Park...
Journey into what is often referred to as England’s finest limestone scenery! You start the journey at Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail near the quaint village of Clapham.
During the walk up to the cave with a local knowledgeable guide you learn all about the Farrer family, who have owned the land
Their extraordinary landscapes, natural beauty, wildlife, heritage and communities have had the highest level of protection for almost 70 years. They are protected so everyone can enjoy them, including you.