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Cyclists on moorland road by Tony BartholomewCyclists on moorland road 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.


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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Embark on your cycling adventure...


North York Moors map

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