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Bilsdale from Wainstones by Mike KiplingBilsdale from Wainstones by Mike Kipling

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.


On foot, under your own steam, out on the trail... is there any better way to experience the North York Moors than heading out for a walk?

We don't think so, which is why we've put together a fantastic series of downloadable walks covering every corner of the National Park.

Spring daffs in Farndale, the legendary Hole of Horcum, romantic Rievaulx or beach-combing at Hayburn Wyke – where do you want to explore today?

Walking on the Cleveland Way National Trail Credit Ceri Oakes

Our walks

Experience the best of the North York Moors in a series of walks of varying lengths and difficulty

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Guided walks

Discover more about the National Park on one of our free guided walks or join a local expert on a walk of discovery

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Kilburn White Horse, by Ebor Images

White Horse

Enjoy magnificent views from Sutton Bank before seeing this iconic hillside landmark

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