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Cyclists on moorland road by Tony BartholomewCyclists on moorland road by Tony Bartholomew

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.


Ready for a two-wheel adventure?

The North York Moors is a fantastic location for cycling, whether you're a family cyclist or a world-class mountain biker.

If you're looking for inspiration, check out our downloadable cycling routes, right across the North York Moors and Howardian Hills. We have miles of country roads, bridleways, forest tracks and disused railway lines, and there are three dedicated cycling centres:

  • Sutton Bank - for families and those new to mountain biking
  • Dalby Forest - for families right through to more experienced mountain bikers
  • Great Fryup Dale - for more experienced mountain bikers and road cyclists

You can also see the best of the National Park on the 'Moor to Sea Cycle Network' – 150 miles of pedal-powered freedom, taking you through some of the finest scenery in Britain.

Follow the old Scarborough-to-Whitby coastal railway line, cross the high moorland above Rosedale Abbey, wind through the woods of Cropton Forest – where do you fancy riding today?

Cyclists on moorland road by Tony Bartholomew

Which route?

Forest track, moorland road or coastal bridleway - choose road or off-road, then the rest is up to you!

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Bike hire at Sutton Bank Credit Chris J Parker

Bike hire

Here on holiday? No bike at home? Don’t worry, find bikes to hire right across the National Park

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Cycling on the Moor to Sea

Moor to Sea

Get the lowdown on our flagship cycle route - mile after mile of amazing moor and coast cycling

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