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 North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railways and traverses 39 kilometres of National Park countryside.
Look up on an evening and you’ll discover the nightscapes are just as beautiful. So much so the National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, recognised as an exceptional place to stargaze where you can see up to 2,000 stars on a clear night.
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 available in nine of England’s National Parks.
The North York Moors National Park Overview
Sustainable Tourism Officer
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