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

Sutton Bank Bikes and cycle trail

Bring your own bike or hire one on site and enjoy the fantastic cycling facilities at Sutton Bank, developed by PACE cycles and the National Park Authority. It's a great place to get your family cycling, providing access to many miles of bridleways, roads and tracks across the North York Moors.

There's a skills area in the grounds, and new circular routes are due to open later in the year.

Sutton Bank Bikes offers bike hire, sales and a bike wash.

Current opening hours: Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 5pm. From Friday 4 April to Monday 21 April, open daily 9.30am to 5.00pm

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 and honey from the North York Moors. 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.

Lime & Ice - Imagemakers Design & Consulting 

 Bike Tracks

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.

Other facilities

  • 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 

Further information

Tel: 01845 597426
 
Sutton Bank
Thirsk
YO7 2EH


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