Sutton Bank National Park Centre
The tremendous view from the top of Sutton Bank must rank as one of the finest in Britain. So why not stop at the top of the bank, visit the Centre and blow away the cobwebs with a walk or cycle ride?
Entry to the Centre is FREE
Just opened! Sutton Bank Bikes and cycle trail
Bring your bike or hire one on site and enjoy the fantastic new skills area in the grounds and try out the new 3 mile family route in the surrounding countryside. Developed by PACE cycles and the National Park Authority, the Centre's a great place to get your family cycling as well as being a great starting point to access many miles of bridleways, roads and tracks across the North York Moors.
More new circular routes are being built now with blue and red routes opening in the spring.
Sutton Bank Bikes offers bike hire and sales, and with its newly stocked shop, is a great place to find Christmas presents for the bike enthusiasts in your family.
Open: Tuesday to Friday 9.30 to 5.00; Saturday and Sunday 9.00 to 5.00. Closed Mondays. Bike wash provided.
To find out more, call 01845 597759.
Lime and Ice
Join Safi and Patrick as they take a tour of the new Lime and Ice Exhibition and enjoy exploring the countryside around the Centre.
Discover the making of Sutton Bank
With the latest in user-friendly technology you can make the exhibition your own. Whatever your interests, whatever you want to find out about the area around Sutton Bank, it’s here at your fingertips.
Find out about millions of years of Sutton Bank in the making through a stunning CGI film, narrated by earth historian Professor Aubrey Manning or read at your leisure about some of the amazing landscape features around the area.
Children will enjoy the interactive games where they can be a virtual archaeologist, make a fossil, fly a glider or complete Turner’s unfinished sketches.
Need a gift or a souvenir to take home?
The National Park shop prides itself on a good place to purchase something unique from or about the area. There is a quality selection of books about the North York Moors, Bronte Mill scarves and throws, Selina Scott socks and gift cards by Joe Cornish and Robert Fuller. A range of foods are also on offer including Botham’s and Lewis & Cooper sweets and biscuits, honey from the North York Moors and Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil. You’ll also find fun gifts and toys for children.
Experience England's finest view
With your appetite whetted you’ll find plenty to occupy you in this stunning corner of the National Park.
Walk to the brand new viewpoint area using our new wheelchair accessible path from the Centre or go south to the ever popular White Horse.
Walking around Sutton Bank
- The booklet Walks around Sutton Bank has five glorious walks from the Centre. The guide will help you unearth the deeper story of the rich landscapes beneath your feet. Available from our online shop.
- Dowload the new Lime and Ice app and follow the trails to discover all sorts of interest in the countryside near the Centre. The trail around the grounds is a great hit with the kids.
The app is free to download from the iTunes app store.
Explore the beautiful Hambleton Hills on two wheels from Sutton Bank. This series of leaflets describes several circular routes from the Sutton Bank National Park Centre. Discover tranquility, stunning views, a rich history and pretty villages on quiet roads and bridleways. Available from our online shop.
- Quality gifts and souvenirs
- Great place to start a walk or cycle ride
- Delicious food and drink at the tearooms
- Free WiFi for all visitors
- New iPhone app to help you explore the countryside on foot
- Wheelchair loan (for onsite use)
- Picnic area
- Pay and display car parks
Tel: 01845 597426
Access to one of the North York Moors' most photographed landmarks has been improved thanks to restoration and drainage work carried out on behalf of the National Park Authority.
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