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Explore our quieter spots

Little Fryup Dale and Great Fryup Dale in the North York Moors National Park - credit Ebor ImagesLittle Fryup Dale and Great Fryup Dale in the North York Moors National Park - credit Ebor Images

Rather than head to the same old favourite spots, why not make 2022 the year to explore somewhere new? Here's some other places to help you find your space:

  • Moorland: There’s so much open moorland that can be safely explored. Please be careful when choosing where to visit and park. There are numerous laybys that are able to accommodate a few cars and many of these are at the start of a public right of way so please use with care, whilst remembering not to block minor moorland roads.
  • Forests: There are plenty of forest trails for walks, runs, strolls and 'forest bathing'. There are Forestry England car parks at Dalby Forest, Clay Bank, Kilburn Woods/The White Horse, Broxa Forest and Silton Forest. Please see Forestry England’s website for more details.
  • If Clay Bank is full, avoid blocking the B1257 and head further south to find our car park at Chop Gate and another Forestry England car park at Newgate Bank.
  • At Guisborough Forest, parking is limited in the area. Why not avoid the crowds and park in Guisborough town instead? Join the disused railway path before entering Guisborough Forest where you can extend your walk along the Cleveland Way to Highcliffe Nab and beyond to visit Hanging Stone before returning to the town.

Countryside near Hawnby Credit Ebor Images

  • Try a new picnic spot such as Anya's Wood (on the minor road from Osmotherley to Hawnby) - but please take your rubbish home with you.
  • Ordnance Survey’s Greenspace Map is a great resource and can help you find lovely nature spots and parks local to you.
  • Off-the-beaten-track routes suggested by locals are a great alternative to honeypot sites. Sources of local routes include Outdooractive's digital guides to the outdoors with downloadable route guides and outdoor maps.
New to the countryside?

We’ve pulled together some useful info on how you can keep the countryside special, share the North York Moors with everyone and everything, and have a great time whether you’re on foot, bike or horse or just hanging around with friends and family. #ShareWithCare

Please do not light any fires or barbecues in the open countryside or in woods/forests (including Dalby Forest). Any fire can be devastating for nature and wildlife, taking years for grass and the ground to recover properly.

Why BBQ when you can have as much fun discovering the great places to eat and drink in and around the North York Moors? Taste of the North York Moors highlights some of the very best food and drink producers, including places to eat and foodie experiences.

If you are visiting the North York Moors, we ask you to follow our guidelines for accessing the National Park responsibly, including following The Countryside Code #RespectProtectEnjoy.


Attractions and activity providers in the North York Moors

We recommend you have the most up-to-date information before you go anywhere and check individual websites before you set out. Remember you may still need to pre-book and some attractions have timed entries in place.

Click Map Key Image to plan your visit and see the full list of open attractions and activities you can take part in.

Please let us know if we need to add or update any information. Get in touch by emailing tourism@northyorkmoors.org.uk