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

Thank you for social distancing - covid-19 update (12 April 2021)

We're delighted to give you a warm welcome to the National Park. 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 know how important accessing the National Park is to your health and wellbeing, and all our car parks and most toilets are open. Public rights of way everywhere are open but 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. 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 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 thinking of 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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