North York Moors National Park

High hills, deep wooded dales, crinkly coasts, ancient abbeys and babbling brooks through timeless villages.

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The park

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

⅓ of the National Park

is heather moorland – one of the largest expanses in England and Wales


ENPEC Experiences


ENPEC Accommodation

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The English National Parks Experience Collection Brochure 2019-20

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.

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The North York Moors National Park Overview

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Catriona McLees (Head of Marketing and Communications)

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+44 (0)1439 772700


Gorgeous Cottages

Gorgeous Cottages

  • Address Church House, College Square, Stokesley, Yorkshire, TS9 5DN
  • Collection of 185 cottages comprising of 1 - 9 bedrooms. rooms
  • Open All year round.
Dunsley Hall Hotel

Dunsley Hall Hotel

  • Address Dunsley Lane, Whitby, York, Y021 3TL
  • 27 rooms
  • Open All year round.
Red House Farm Glaisdale

Red House Farm Glaisdale

  • Address Red House Farm Glaisdale, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PZ
  • B&B - 3 bedrooms, 3 Self-catering Cottages sleeping 4, 4, and 2 rooms
  • Open

Blog listing



In February we spent the morning with the friendly and knowledgeable Will and Matt from Hidden Horizons at the beautiful Runswick Bay in North York Moors National Park. Runswick Bay boasts a stunning sandy beach and the only remaining thatched property on the North York Moors coastline.

We hosted five


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