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 Volunteers helping with tree planting Volunteers helping with tree planting

While you’re here, why not join a volunteering activity and help care for the National Park. Your input really will make a difference in looking after this special place. Plus it’s a fun way to learn new skills, make new friends and give something back.

Two-minute beach clean

Beech Sweep volunteers by 2 minute beach clean board Credit Whitby Beach Sweep

Sadly carelessly chucked-away rubbish is still found throughout the National Park. A simple way that’s already making a difference is to take two minutes out of your day on the beach to do a quick clean up!

Look out for #2minutebeachclean boards and all the equipment you need at Whitby, Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. Follow the instructions and do your bit to help keep our beaches plastic-free. There’s similar equipment at YHA Boggle Hole and National Trust’s The Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Or join Whitby Beach Sweep for one of their regular organised beach cleans up and down the coast.

Make a difference

Spot a Bank vole on one of the National Trust's small mammal surveys

We can all get involved in helping scientists and conservationists protect our environment. Whether it’s the annual Star Count organised by CPRE, the Countryside Charity, or joining one of the National Trust’s small mammal surveys, the North York Moors, like other protected landscapes, can really benefit from the contribution of your eyes and ears!

We’d love your help in improving our knowledge of the wildlife in the National Park and send us a simple record of any sightings or find even more ways to become a Citizen Scientist.

Volunteering, letting us know about problems with paths, there's lots of other ways to be involved and help care for the National Park. Here's a few more ideas.

Plus why not leave the car at home and choose an alternative way to explore the National Park, whether it's on foot, electric bike, on the train or by bus. We've also made it easy for you to discover memorable local food experiences.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Guided walk across the North York Moors (c) Brian Nicholson

Each year our expert band of dedicated volunteers run a programme of free guided walks that help you discover some of the best bits of the National Park, as well as learn more about the wildlife and heritage of the area.

Simply make a donation when you book onto one of these walks, knowing that the contribution will go towards the care of the National Park.

Due to coronavirus, our guided walks programme has been cancelled for 2020 but will return in spring 2021.

Walk this way.