Stories from the moors
Ruins, stones and bumps in the ground can all tell us what life used to be like in the North York Moors - but so can written records, stories, folk tales and legends.
First-hand accounts are particularly valuable, and we're collecting fascinating and thought-provoking documents that help shine a light on the local history of the North York Moors.
Enjoy reading these remarkable personal histories. And if you have a story to tell, please do get in touch.
An Ainthorpe Childhood, by J. P. Lynas
John Lynas provides a wonderful insight into rural life from 1916 to 1938. His father was Headmaster of Danby School. Read his story (pdf).
RAF Danby Beacon
On a clear day, the 360-degree panorama from Danby Beacon is hard to beat. But did you know that this seemingly unspoilt moorland was once home to a collection of buildings and radar towers covering some 75 hectares? Read more here.
In 2012, the National Park celebrated its 60th anniversary. Among other special events, we held a story-writing competition for local schools, open to children from the primary schools located within the National Park. Read on, and prepare to be amazed and entertained!
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