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Bilsdale from Wainstones by Mike KiplingBilsdale from Wainstones by Mike Kipling

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.


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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Wildlife walk

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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Bluebells

Grosmont

Enjoy the signs of spring (and fabulous bluebells) on a 5-mile circular walk, including the charming riverside hamlet of Beck Hole

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