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Mountain biking at Sutton Bank by Tony BartholomewMountain biking at Sutton Bank by Tony Bartholomew

Welcome back - covid-19 update (17 May 2021)

We're delighted to give you a warm welcome to the National Park. Remember some restrictions remain in place and Government guidance advises that if you’re going to travel, you should plan ahead and travel safely.

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 30 (from any number of households) but you must not interact with anyone outside of your own group. You can make a personal choice on whether to keep your distance from your friends and family, but you are encouraged to exercise caution and consider the guidance on associated risks and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Bring hand sanitiser for use after touching shared surfaces (gates, stiles etc) and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.

Before you head out of the door, make sure you Know Before You Go and plan your trip carefully as some visitor facilities may still be closed. 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.


Go for a stroll, surf the waves, climb a cliff, catch a fish, go for a ride, or maybe a paddle, fancy a dip, hit a round, take to the skies - we've loads of ideas for getting active on your North York Moors holiday.

You’ll find everything from walking breaks to watersports, wildlife watching, favourite fishing spots, golf courses, cycle hire and cycling breaks, horse riding and, for rainy days, leisure centres and swimming pools. And for a sunny day, there's even a heated outdoor pool, not to mention the seaside and superb beaches too!

Need more inspiration? Our Great Outdoors Guide is full of ideas for an outdoor break, or take a look at our interactive rights of way map to find where to Walk, Ride and Cycle in the North York Moors National Park.

If you are considering running an organised event in the National Park, we’d be pleased to discuss it with you and provide advice.

Walking by Chris J Parker

Walking

From family strolls and long distance hikes, to day walks and experiences

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Road cycling North York Moors Credit Tony Bartholomew

Cycling

Family friendly traffic-free trails, guided rides with experts, and Dalby, the mountain biking mecca

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