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Bilsdale from Wainstones by Mike KiplingBilsdale from Wainstones by Mike Kipling

Thank you for social distancing - COVID-19 updates

As we move into Tier 2/3 from 2 December, if you're able to travel, we'd like to welcome you to your favourite places and to explore our big open spaces. Remember, when meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) outdoors, you must not meet in a group of more than six.

In all cases, you should social distance from anyone you do not live with or is not part of your support bubble. The Government recommends that you keep at least two metres away from people where possible or where this is not possible, more than one metre apart as well as taking extra steps to stay safe, such as wearing a face covering. Bring hand sanitiser for use after touching shared surfaces (gates, stiles etc) and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.

Additional restrictions apply to those living in some northern parts of the National Park and other surrounding areas (Tier 3), which you should be aware of. Please do use the postcode search tool to check the alert level for your local area and follow the rules for your tier.

If you are and thinking of visiting the North York Moors, please follow our guidelines for accessing the National Park responsibly. We’ve ideas on finding quieter spots to give you the opportunity to explore somewhere new too.


On foot, under your own steam, out on the trail... is there any better way to experience the North York Moors than heading out for a walk?

We don't think so, which is why we've put together a fantastic series of downloadable walks covering every corner of the National Park.

Spring daffs in Farndale, the legendary Hole of Horcum, romantic Rievaulx or beach-combing at Hayburn Wyke – where do you want to explore today?

Walking on the Cleveland Way National Trail Credit Ceri Oakes

Our walks

Experience the best of the North York Moors in a series of walks of varying lengths and difficulty

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Guided walks

Discover more about the National Park on one of our free guided walks or join a local expert on a walk of discovery

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