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North York Moors - Nature, Parks & Gardens

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The North York Moors National Park is one huge paradise for the nature lover. From its sweeping coastline, home to seabirds, waders, wildfowl and marine animals, across the moors where bird-watchers can spot red grouse, curlew, lapwing and predators including hawks and owls, to the Western reaches with their more pastoral areas, wildlife abounds within the 1,400 square miles of the Park.The moors are home to an important number of Britain’s smallest raptor - it’s believed that around 40 pairs of only 1,300 merlins left in the UK live in the Park.

And, of course, the moors are also home to the colour purple – in the form of the heather that flowers in late summer and early autumn. It’s a valuable habitat for other rare species, including birds such as the golden plover and plants including sundew, and cranberry, juniper, dwarf cornel, bog rosemary and cloudberry.

Keep a careful eye out, too, for adders, Britain’s only poisonous snake, which is common on the moors, but rarely seen.

National Centre for Birds of Prey

Helmsley

The largest collection of Birds of Prey in the north of England. Housing owls, eagles, vultures, falcons and more. Daily flying demonstrations featuring free flying birds. Set in the ancient woodland of Duncombe Park. Access is included.

 
 
National Centre for Birds of Prey

National Centre for Birds of Prey

Helmsley

The largest collection of Birds of Prey in the north of England. Housing owls, eagles, vultures, falcons and more. Daily flying demonstrations featuring free flying birds. Set in the ancient woodland of Duncombe Park. Access is included.

Enjoying England's "finest view" at Sutton Bank

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank

For a great day out head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30mls north of York. Soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

Laburnum arch at Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley

Helmsley Walled Garden, five acres of stunning herbaceous borders, Victorian vine houses, Kitchen Garden, Orchard and other garden rooms.

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

The Moors National Park Centre

Danby

For inside info on the National Park and a fun free day out. There’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall for kids. Interactive exhibits, a café, gift shop and contemporary gallery, Inspired by… with changing exhibitions.

Newbridge Park

Newbridge Park

Pickering

Newbridge Park have developed bike trails, improved footpaths and created a family picnic area in a disused quarry and adjoining neglected woodland behind Pickering Castle. Locals and visitors can enjoy family walks in a nice woodland area.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley

Towering over the attractive market town of Helmsley, and surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, Helmsley Castle is an imposing sight with a wealth of history.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the North York Moors

Credit Bob Green

Royal Scot Spring 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has 'scot' fun days out for all in spring 2017

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Showground, Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EA

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)

A Medieval Parish

A Medieval Parish

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Guided historical walk from Station Car Park, Robin Hoods Bay.

Wedding Fair on Sunday 2nd April at the North York

Spring Wedding Fair 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sun 2 Apr 2017

We invite you to attend our second Wedding Fair on Sunday 2nd April at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Easter Break

Easter Break

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Mon 3 - Fri 28 Apr 2017

Why not join us for an Easter Break at Cober Hill? Inclusive of a day trip to Farndale to see the Daffodils! £308pp Full Board or £268.00pp DBB Monday - Thursday. Call Reception on 01723 870310 to book.

Cober Hill

Jewellery-Making with Shonagh Moore

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Wed 5 - Sun 9 Apr 2017

Come and join Shonagh Moore for a jewellery making 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.

Cober HIll

Stained Glass with Neil Kershaw

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Apr 2017

Come and join Neil Kershaw for a stained glass 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.

Cober Hill

Willow Weaving with Anthea Firth

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Fri 7 - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Two day course learning to weave your own willow garden structures. Price is for the two days as a non-resident. should you wish to stay over, book with reception separately.

Glass Workshop

Glass Workshop

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Sat 8 Apr 2017

Creating a glass window or wall hanging.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 8 Apr 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Ceramics Workshop

Ceramics Workshop

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Sun 9 Apr 2017

Create pots, bowls and brooches.

Volunteer Recruitment Day 2017

Volunteer Recruitment Day 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sun 9 Apr 2017

Can you spare some time for volunteering?

Cober Hill

Watercolour Painting with Ray Taylor

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Sun 9 - Fri 14 Apr 2017

Come and join Ray Taylor here at Cober Hill and learn watercolour painting. Our tranquil surroundings will enable you to make the most of your creativity. Relax and unwind while meeting new people and discovering hidden talents.

Marvellous Mammals

Marvellous Mammals

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Tue 11 Apr 2017

Interesting facts about how mammals survive and make a fantastic mammal head to take home.

The Great Stick Hunt

The Great Stick Hunt

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Tue 11 Apr 2017

Many ways to create objects with sticks.

Amazing Owls

Amazing Owls

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Learn about owls and make you very owl one to take home.

Worm - Charming Champs

Worm-Charming Champs

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Thu 13 Apr 2017

How many worms can you find using tradition techniques.

Easter egg hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Fri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

Fabulous Easter Egg hunt for all the family.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 15 Apr 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Hackness Village Hall

Easter Table Top Sale

Hackness Village Hall, Hackness, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0JW

Mon 17 Apr 2017

Easter Table Top Sale to be held on Easter Monday, 17 April at 1pm at Hackness Village Hall in the pretty village of Hackness in the North Yorks Moors National Park.

Cober Hill

Multi Media Painting with Sue Ford

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Mon 17 - Fri 21 Apr 2017

Come and join Sue Ford for a painting 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.

Happy Hare day

Happy Hare Day

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Learn all about the differences between hares and rabbits then do some crafts.

Cober Hill

PAYBACK Full length play by Neil Arnott

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Apr 2017

Come and enjoy a night at the theatre. We are proud to host 'PAYBACK'. Payback is the first full length play by local writer Neil Arnott, and will be performed by the Scarborough Actors Society at Cober Hill from 21st & 22nd April 2017.