North York Moors National Park

The North Yorkshire Moors are in the North East of England, are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. It covers an area of 1,436 km² (554 square miles), and it has a population of about 25,000. It was designated as a National Park in 1952. To the east the area is clearly defined by the impressive cliffs of the North Sea coast.

The northern and western boundaries are defined by the steep scarp slopes of the Cleveland Hills edging the Tees lowlands and the Hambleton Hills above the Vale of Mowbray. To the south lies the broken line of the Tabular Hills and the Vale of Pickering.

The geology of the North York Moors is dominated by rocks of the Jurassic period. They were mostly laid down in tropical seas 205 to 142 million years ago. Fluctuations in sea level produced different rock types varying from shales to sandstones and limestones derived from coral. These marine and delta deposited rocks are superbly exposed on the Yorkshire coast from Staithes to Filey.

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Tourist Activities and Attractions in the North York Moors: castles, museums, nature, wildlife, farms, historic sites, arts and crafts, visitor centres, gardens and parks, country houses.

North York Moors Holidays and Accommodation: Hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping and caravan sites, self catering, hostels, holiday cottages, holidays, weekend breaks, inns, activity and adventure holidays.

Eating and Drinking in the North York Moors: Traditional country pubs and inns, local restaurants, tea rooms, coffee shops cafes and local food shops.

North York Moors Festivals and Events:  Regular or one-off celebrations in North York: Festivals: Beer/Food/Book Arts/Music/Film/Literature. Village fetes, seasonal rural events, country fairs, rural shows, historic re-enactments. Traditional local sports, charity events, novelty activities, runs, races  and rides.

Families and Kids Activities in the North York Moors: Child, family friendly activities, attractions, playgrounds and family fun.

North York Moors Tourist Information Centres: When you are already on the ground, and you need to know more drop in and ask the friendly local North Yorks experts.

Outdoor Activity Centres in the North York Moors: activity centres offering multiple and varied adventure activities, inc water sports.

North York Moors Outdoor Activities Guide: Walking, hiking, mountain biking, watersports, horse riding, sailing fishing.

Indoor Leisure Activities in the North York Moors: Cinemas, leisure centres, skating rinks and bowling alleys in the North York Moors national park.

North York Moors Maps and Guides:  Ordinance Survey OS maps, AA guides, classic North York Moor’s guidebooks,
digital map resources.

Landmarks and Highlights: Well-known towns, views, trails, lakes, and walks that make the North York Moors special.

Transport to the North York Moors National Park – Getting there: coaches, railways, flights, roads and ferries.

Transport in and around the North York Moors – Getting about once your there; trains, buses, roads, boats, bikes and car parks.

North York Moors History Geology and Geography: Learn more about the past of the North York moors national park , how it has been shaped by geological forces, human behaviour, industrial development, its history as a national park & general facts and figures.

North York  Moors Weather and Climate: History of weather patterns, sunshine, temperature and rainfall averages. Sources for long and short time North York moors weather forecasts and predictions.