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Bilsdale from Wainstones by Mike KiplingBilsdale from Wainstones by Mike Kipling

Thank you for social distancing - COVID-19 updates

With new national restrictions in place from 5 November, Government is encouraging everyone to stay at home as much as possible. However you can exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place local to you with people you live with, your support bubble (or as part of a childcare bubble), or with one other person, plus any children under five.

We know how important accessing the National Park is to your health and wellbeing and therefore all our car parks and toilets remain open. 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 journey away and thinking of visiting the North York Moors, please follow our guidelines for accessing the National Park responsibly. We’ve ideas on finding quieter spots to give you the opportunity to explore somewhere new too.

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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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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Broxa and Harwood Dale

Broxa Forest

Get a birds-eye view of gorgeous Harwood Dale from the edge of the escarpment on this circular walk

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