COVID-19 update - 5 January 2021
With a National lockdown now in place, Government has stated that you must stay at home except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. This does include exercising (once a day), but not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). You can exercise in a public outdoor place local to you with people you live with, your support bubble (or as part of a childcare bubble), or, when on your own, with one other person. As not everyone has easy access to green space, you are allowed to travel a short distance within your local area to do so.
We know how important accessing the National Park is to your health and wellbeing and therefore all our car parks and toilets remain open for local use. Public rights of way everywhere remain open as permitted by law but we ask you to observe social distancing guidelines. This includes staying two metres apart from anyone not in your own household or part of your support bubble. Bring hand sanitiser for use after touching shared surfaces (gates, stiles etc) and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.
If you are only a short distance away and thinking of exercising here, we ask you to follow Government’s rules on exercising and meeting other people when visiting and to follow our guidelines for accessing the National Park responsibly.
The National Park will be here waiting for you to enjoy fully when it is safe to do so and we look forward to welcoming you back then.
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.
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