Welcome to the North York Moors

A landscape to care for, a place to enjoy

The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites.

Find out what there is to see and do and discover how the National Park Authority works with the people who live here to care for this beautiful place.

Our two National Park Visitor Centres - The Moors National Park Centre at Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre - will help you make the most of your trip to the North York Moors.

Important notices 


Sunday 3 August - 11am to 4.30pm
Spend the day discovering amazing moorland heritage at Sutton Bank National Park Centre. Enjoy storytelling, food tasting, craft making, face painting, activities and much more. Admission is free.

Helmsley Makes Summer Special 

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August
You're invited to a weekend of Yorkshire fun to celebrate Yorkshire Day in Helmsley. Two days of great entertainment for all the family. Visit www.visithelmsley.co.uk for further information and a full timetable of events.  

  • Hit the trails

    Bike hire, skills track and family cycling trails now available at Sutton Bank – a great day out on top of the world!

    Boy on skills area at Sutton Bank
  • Sutton Bank Centre

    Safi and Patrick will take you on a tour of our new Lime and Ice exhibition at Sutton Bank. Watch the film then plan your visit…

    Patrick and Saffi, the stars of our film
  • The Moors Centre

    Follow Ceri, Heather, Florrie and Toby on their adventures around the National Park Centre in the heart of the North York Moors.

    Children at The Moors Centre by David Jinks
  • Walking

    From family strolls to all-day hikes. Choose one of our free downloadable walks and explore the National Park today.

    Walkers at Sutton Bank by Chris Parker
  • Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys

    Help us find our missing sheep! Win prizes by finding some of the 200 pink sheep lost around the North York Moors this summer.

    Pink Sheep
  • Win a £50 Amazon Voucher

    Tell us what you think of our website and you could be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.

    amazon voucher

Latest News

  • Affordable Housing Development Wins again

    Winners of the Design Awards announced - affordable housing development wins again

  • Volunteers pitch in to survey glorious grasslands

    A group of volunteers are surveying and monitoring grassland sites in the North York Moors to ensure new management agreements set up by the National Park Authority are having the right effect.

  • Family festivals celebrate the North York Moors

    Two free family festivals top and tail the North York Moors National Park’s celebrations for this year’s National Parks Week. ParkFest, on Sunday 27 July at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby sets the scene while MoorFest on Sunday 3 August at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, rounds off a week of guided walks, children’s events and adventure activities.

  • Launch of new family-friendly and adventure bike trails

    Family-friendly and adventure cycling trails with some of the most spectacular views in the country open in the North York Moors this Saturday.


Where we are

Map of the UK showing the location of the National Park