The English National Park Experience Collection
Telling the stories of our landscapes
The North York Moors is proud to be working with the international travel trade as part of The English National Park Experience Collection.
This new travel trade focused collection of bookable experiences tells the stories of England’s extraordinary National Park landscapes and their people.
Journey through our history, culture, countryside and communities
Wherever we travel, we no longer just want to ‘see’ a place, we want to live it, breathe it, touch it, become part of it. We seek out those places where we can experience more than just the usual – we want to absorb the landscapes and cultures.
Discover the North York Moors by taking a guided trip to explore the landscape.
We have eight experiences to enjoy across the North York Moors, giving you the opportunity to see first-hand these living landscapes and meet the people that live and work here, teamed with eight great places to stay. The collection has been developed by the North York Moors National Park working with other UK National Parks to highlight unique and special things to do in our protected landscapes.
Whilst the collection has been developed with the travel trade in mind, all of the providers have opportunities for direct consumer bookings for similar experiences.
North York Moors experiences
Fish & Ships - Explore the higgledy-piggledy village of Staithes on the stunning National Park coastline with a local guide. Board a boat skippered by a local fisherman and find the best fishing spots or go further out where you may spot whales. Provided by Large Outdoors.
Inspired by the North York Moors - Experience the healing powers of nature and work with a local artist to create your own artwork inspired by the North York Moors. See through their eyes as to what makes this a special place. Provided by Inspired by… gallery (North York Moors National Park).
Mousehunt - Visit the home of the famous Mouseman Furniture to watch craftsmen at work and touch the English oak that is carved into exquisite furniture. Search for hand-crafted wooden mice hidden in unexpected locations. Enjoy “England’s finest view” before rounding your trip off in a traditional pub. Provided by Yorkshire in Style.
Fossils, Forage & Feast - Go on a coastal journey of discovery to find secret plants and creatures hiding in rock pools, discover Jurassic fossils, and forage for delicious seashore snacks. Delight in cooking and eating the food you find on an open fire on the beach. Provided by Hidden Horizons.
A Taste of the Moors - Experience the true taste of the moors on this full day tour from York. Visit food producers, fantastic farm shops, rural food markets and amazing artisan food and drink producers throughout the National Park. Sample beer in a brewery and taste gin in a local distillery. Provided by Grand Yorkshire.
A Grand Day out in Yorkshire - Wander the market town of Helmsley and take a journey back in time at Helmsley Walled Garden. Discover the stories and many uses of the plants. Follow in the footsteps of monks and drink their famous mead at Rievaulx Abbey. Provided by Yorkshire & Beyond.
The Captain Cook Experience – Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook, 250 years after his first Voyage of Discovery. Visit Great Ayton where James Cook grew up, the fishing village of Staithes where he first encountered local seafaring before exploring Whitby, where Cook trained in the merchant navy. Provided by BOBH - Day Trips from York.
Magic of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Step back in time and take a ride on the heritage steam railway from Goathland (Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films) to Grosmont. Explore a working signal box, finishing with a walk to one of England’s smallest, quirkiest pubs. Provided by Large Outdoors.
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