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

Covid-19 update (19 July 2021)

With Step 4 of the roadmap now in place, we're delighted to give you a warm welcome to the National Park. You do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with and there are no limits on the number of people you can meet. However cases are high and rising, and for now, we must continue to proceed with caution to protect local communities, our friends and families, and other visitors. Please help do your bit.

Government are keeping in place a number of key protections and providing cautious guidance. This includes limiting the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increasing close contact gradually. Where possible, you should meet outdoors and let fresh air into enclosed spaces.

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. 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.


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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Cycling map