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View from Cropton Forest overlooking Newtondale and steam railway by Tracey PhillipsView from Cropton Forest overlooking Newtondale and steam railway by Tracey Phillips

We're delighted to give you a warm welcome to the National Park. While you can meet friends and family outdoors, remember many restrictions remain in place. When outside meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with), this can be in a group of up to six (from any number of households) or in a group of any size from up to two households. We are urging everyone to maintain social distancing from anyone you do not live with or is not part of your support bubble, which means staying two metres apart. Where this is not possible, stay one metre apart and take extra steps to stay safe such as wearing a face covering.

We know how important accessing the National Park is to your health and wellbeing, and all our car parks and most toilets remain open (some are currently closed for refurbishment). Before you head out of the door, make sure you Know Before You Go and plan your trip carefully as many visitor facilities will be closed. We've ideas on where to go to avoid the crowds and the latest information on which outdoor attractions are open in the North York Moors area.

If you are thinking of visiting the North York Moors, please follow our guidelines for accessing the National Park responsibly.


Must see North York Moors

From pretty villages to stately homes, mighty abbeys to magical museums and of course, fabulous food and art, the North York Moors National Park is full of special places with special qualities – that’s a huge part of the reason it’s a treasured landscape, protected for everyone to enjoy.

We think the whole area is all pretty fabulous – from low dale to high moor, and shady forest to dramatic coast – but there are some sights, towns and villages, views and experiences that we really wouldn't want you to miss on your vacation. Read on for ideas for great days out, things to do, and holidays, from short breaks to longer stays, for you to enjoy in this part of Yorkshire.

Contemplating the view over Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar Credit Ceri Oakes

Time for you

Escape from everyday life, seek peace and solitude in nature and discover hidden places

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Saltburn surfers at sunset by Colin Carter

Yorkshire coast

A cracking National Park coastline of rugged cliffs, secluded coves, sandy beaches, fossils and fish!

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