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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. 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.

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 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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