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North York Moors National Park

It's a special place, forged by nature and shaped over generations - the vibrant landscape of the North York Moors National park is rich in Coast, Countryside, Culture and Cuisine.

Stretching from just above Scarborough in the south, to beyond Staithes in the north, and inland to Helmsley, Osmotherley and Kilburn, the national park includes some of the area's best-loved villages, ancient landmarks and unspoilt wooldands.

Discover picturesque market towns and moorland villages sprinkled with locally inspired beautiful culture and high quality cuisine. To find out more Discover Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick Bay,  Sandsend and Staithes.

Castle Howard, not to be missed - one of the world's most famous stately homes, it's been the location for many films and TV series, and has fabulous interiors, world-renowned collections, stunning architecture, glorious gardens and an adventure playground for the younger members of the family.
Castle Howard
The world's most popular heritage railway runs through 24 miles of stunning National Park countryside. Hosting some fabulous events not to be missed:The Flying Scotsman, Railway in Wartime, Santa Specials each Christmas. It's been the location of may TV's and Films including Harry Potter!
Dalby Forest is an 8'600 acre expanse of woodland packed with world-class mountain bike trails, walking routes to suit all abilities, and fantastic activities for all the family. Dalby Forest is a great host for Cycling, Biking, Walking and Running.
Dalby Cycling
If you're feeling adventurous, Go Ape has you covered with: Go Ape Tree Top Adventure; Tree Top Juinor Courses; Go Ape Forest Segway; Dalby Activity Centre and Dry Stone Wall Maze.

Levisham Estate (Hole of Horcum)

One of the National Park's favourite features this remarkable natural amphitheatre is 400 feet deep and more than half a mile across. Ancient stories tell us that it was formed when the giant wade grabbed a hanful of earth to throw at his wife when they argued.
Hole of Horcum
The ruined skeleton tower, a former shooting lodge, showcases some stunning views of Newtondale. Also keep a look out for the locomotives from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway passing by.

Plan Your Visit

 
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

What's On In The North York Moors

What's On In The North York Moors

Events from
date event
Sat 13 May - Sun 9 Jul British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition at Nunnington Hall, Helmsley
Sat 24 - Mon 26 Jun Harry Potter 20th Anniversary at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering
Sun 14 May - Sun 20 Aug Hutton-le-Hole Car Boot at Hutton-le-Hole, Kirkbymoorside
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 29 Oct Pickering Car Boot at Pickering Showground, Pickering
Mon 8 May - Mon 25 Sep Wildlife Watching Events at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Pickering
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul Duncombe Park Stream Fair at Duncombe Park, Helmsley
Sat 1 Jul Parkrun at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Pickering

Discover Events in the North York Moors

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

Helmsley

Sat 13 May - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Returning for another year the British Wildlife Photography Awards, celebrates British wildlife, in all its beauty and diversity, through a collection of inspirational photographs.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary

Pickering

Sat 24 - Mon 26 Jun 2017

Calling all Muggles! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is offering free entry to all children dressed as witches and wizards from Saturday 24th – Monday 26th June.

Car Boot

Hutton-le-Hole Car Boot

Kirkbymoorside

Sun 14 May - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Local Car Boot on selected Sundays.

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 29 Oct 2017

From 1st April 2017, the Pickering Car Boot will be running every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon from 3pm onwards (weather dependent)

Wildlife Watching Events

Wildlife Watching Events

Pickering

Mon 8 May - Mon 25 Sep 2017

Experience the unique thrill of seeing forest wildlife from a purpose built hide. Sessions will be run by Hidden Horizons and will take place weeky.

Duncombe Park Steam Fair

Duncombe Park Stream Fair

Helmsley

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul 2017

Duncombe Park Steam Fair

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Cober Hill

Animalia Art with Bridget Askew

Scarborough

Fri 7 - Mon 10 Jul 2017

Come and join Bridget Askew for an animalia art course here at Cober Hill. Our tranquil surroundings will enable you to make the most of your creativity. Relax and unwind while meeting new people and discovering hidden talents.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Ryedale Rose Festival

Ryedale Rose Festival

Pickering

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

The Ryedale Rose Festival in Pickering (8th and 9th July) will be a free rose-filled weekend for the whole family, a blaze of colour and scent with live music, hot and cold refreshments, crafts, displays, and demonstrations.

Cober Hill

Willow Weaving with Anthea Firth

Scarborough

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Come and join Anthea Firth for a willow weaving course here at Cober Hill. Our tranquil surroundings will enable you to make the most of your creativity. Relax and unwind while meeting new people and discovering hidden talents.

A-Mazing Workshops

A-Mazing Workshops

Pickering

Sun 9 Jul 2017

The Friends of Dalby Forest are working with Mark Ellis, a local dry stone waller, on creating the world’s largest Dry Stone Wall Maze in the middle of Dalby Forest.

Garden Open for NGS

Open Garden for Charity as part of the NGS Scheme

Scarborough

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Enjoy the lovely garden at Basin Howe Farm and help out charity.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Acrylic Painting Workshop

Acrylic Painting Workshop

Danby

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Workshop focusing on acrylic paint.

Truth's Disguise l - Carducci Quartet: Simon Callo

Truth's Disguise l - Carducci Quartet: Simon Callo

Helmsley

Sun 16 Jul 2017

This is one of 57 events forming the Ryedale Festival. See ryedalefestival.com

Truth's Disguise at St Mary's Church - Birdsall

Coffee Concert - Truth’s Disguise ll - Carducci

Malton

Tue 18 Jul 2017

This is one of 57 events forming the Ryedale Festival. See ryedalefestival.com

60s Fest 2017

60s Fest 2017

Pickering

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join us for our NEW bigger and better 60s Fest where you will get the chance to head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Murder Mystery

The Hunt for Pedro - Murder Mystery Evening

Scarborough

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Mexican Themed Murder Mystery Saturday 22nd July 7pm To include 3 course evening meal

A-Mazing Workshops

A-Mazing Workshops

Pickering

Sun 23 Jul 2017

The Friends of Dalby Forest are working with Mark Ellis, a local dry stone waller, on creating the world’s largest Dry Stone Wall Maze in the middle of Dalby Forest.

Ryedale Jazz festival

Ryedale Jazz Festival

Pickering

Sun 23 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

The 5th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival will take place from Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July 2017.

Cober Hill

Painting with Tony Hogan

Scarborough

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul 2017

Come and join Tony Hogan for a painting holiday here at Cober Hill. Our tranquil surroundings will enable you to make the most of your creativity. Relax and unwind while meeting new people and discovering hidden talents.

Ryedale Show

The Ryedale Show

Kirkbymoorside

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in in the Ryedale Show. The Ryedale show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment with some wonderful retail therapy as well!