Heather moorland is rare on a worldwide scale – there is probably less heather moorland in the world than tropical rainforest. One of the largest continuous expanses of upland heather moorland in England and Wales is here in the North York Moors – a sheep could wander from Egton to Bilsdale without leaving it.
Moorland covers a third of the North York Moors National Park and most of the higher ground is covered in heather. Unenclosed and unsurpassed, this landscape responds sensitively to the changing seasons and has a quiet drama all of its own.
Explore these pages to learn about our moorlands.