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Time for You

Sunset at Cowbar Credit Mike KiplingSunset at Cowbar Credit Mike Kipling

We're delighted to give you a warm welcome to our big open spaces. You do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with and there are no limits on the number of people you can meet. However cases are high and rising, and for now, we must continue to proceed with caution to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Government are keeping in place a number of key protections and providing cautious guidance. This includes limiting the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increasing close contact gradually. Where possible, you should meet outdoors and let fresh air into enclosed spaces.

Before you head out of the door, make sure you Know Before You Go and plan your trip carefully. We've ideas on where to go to avoid the crowds, the latest information on which attractions are open in the North York Moors area, as well as car parks and toilets.

If you're visiting the North York Moors, please follow our guidelines for accessing the National Park responsibly.

If you’re unable to venture out, we've more features to inspire you from the comfort of your home:

  • This Land. Our home - articles exploring the wildlife and people of the North York Moors
  • Meet the Makers - meet the artisans who seek to capture all that makes the North York Moors special
  • Nature for all - a roundup of all the best ways to appreciate what’s around us and reconnect with nature

When you're ready to escape to nature, you can count on the North York Moors National Park for inspiration.

Whether you love nothing better than learning a new skill, trying out a restaurant for the first time, seeking solitude in peaceful spots, watching wildlife, or enjoying smiley moments with friends in beautiful surroundings, our National Park is full to the brim with options to shape your downtime just the way you want.

We’ve pulled together some ideas to get you started on great ways to enjoy ‘time for you’ across our treasured landscape.

Join a wildlife photography tour and caputre our moorland birds Credit Gordon Richardson

Go wild

Revel in the natural world – from pristine night skies to whale spotting

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Become a citizen scientist on a small mammal survey

Care moor

Ideas on how you can help care for the National Park from beach sweeps to wildlife surveys

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