The more I give
Having been completely focused on a very intense career for over 44 years I have always used volunteering as an escape from the pressures and stresses of the workplace, it provides me with a sense of being, as well as numerous other positives.
Young person, Ailish, celebrates her journey with the National Park during #Iwill week
Hear all about Ailish's 10 year long journey volunteering in the North York Moors. From a Young Explorer, to a Young Ranger Leader, Ailish wants more young people to follow in her footsteps.
Black-led creative project launches to diversify the British countryside
A new creative project that sees arts organisation ‘identity on tyne’ partner with five National Parks in the north of England has launched a call for applications.
National Park Explorers and Young Rangers: Building a lifelong connection to nature
Over the last three and a half years we have run a lottery funded project to break down the barriers that families and young people face in accessing our Family Explorer Club and Young Ranger volunteer groups.
Helmsley Walled Garden Winter Celebration: Free Entry on 8 November
Helmsley Walled Garden, a cherished destination for locals and tourists alike, has announced its upcoming Winter’s Celebration on Wednesday, 8 November.
Update on Beggar’s Bridge
Some of you may be aware of recent vandalism that occurred at Beggar’s Bridge.
Beggar's Bridge is a Scheduled Monument and is grade 2* listed. The bridge is a 17th-century single-arched packhorse bridge across the River Esk, on the eastern edge of Glaisdale village.
Who knows where the bodies are buried?
Having established where the Battle of Byland took place, the team are now planning the next phase, which they hope will involve archaeological investigation - but they need some help!
National Park volunteer opens new solo exhibition
Artist Janine Baldwin has been a volunteer with the North York Moors National Park for 17 years and it has played a large part in my creativity over that time. Here Janine discusses her new solo exhibition.
Youth Conservation Residential
Last summer, the Outdoor Learning Team hosted another very successful Youth Conservation Residential. Fifteen young people from across the UK came and spent five days and four nights at The Outstation in Stape.
What youth volunteering has given me
Livia shares her experience as a Young Ranger and Youth Voice member and how she is using the skills and confidence she has gained as she builds her career.
Invitation for Farmers and Land Managers in the North York Moors
Can you help us advise Defra on changes farm incomes? Ten upcoming workshops taking place in May/June across the National Park.
My experience as a young volunteer
By Matthew Parker, Young Ranger and a member of Youth Voice.
People in the Park: Nicola Chalton
Nicola Chalton, co-editor and publisher of Esk Valley News, tells her story. This article was first published in the May 2023 edition of Moors Messenger.
Virtual walks: The Christmas special
Over Christmas 2022, our virtual walkers were treated to a trip around the Castle Howard exhibition entitled 'Into The Woods – a Fairy tale Christmas'.
The Apprentice diaries: January 2023
Our first week back after Christmas and we got right into it with some dry stone walling at Moorgates for the North York Moors Railway.
People in the Park: Nigel Copsey
Speaking to anyone who is passionate about what they do is always an inspiring experience, and that’s certainly the case when discussing building conservation with Nigel Copsey, Founder of the Earth, Stone and Lime Company in Thornton le Dale.