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What to do in the North York Moors

Let’s be straight here – if you’re looking for chain or department stores, then you’ve probably come to the wrong place. But right across this glorious region, there are centres of population boasting remarkable retailers, from food and clothing to internationally known craftspeople, including world-class glass.Hugging the edge of the North York Moors, discover the charming market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton and Norton. Full of character, our market towns present a great day out for those looking to take home some fresh, organic, locally sourced fruit and vegetables, as well as picking up some delicious, rare breed meats, available from quality, independent butchers, grocers and local farmers markets.

If your idea of a great day’s shopping involves exploring small independent shops, markets and galleries, digging out unusual treasures, and perhaps picking up the odd antique or two – then you have come to the right place.

What to do in the North York Moors

 
 
Keldy Cycle Hire

Keldy Cycle Hire

Keldy Forest Cabins, Cawthorne, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HW

There is plenty to do on a Forest Holiday with miles of forest trails to explore.

Ravenscar

Ravenscar

Raven Hall Road, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NA

Ravenscar is 7 miles/11 kilometres south-east of Whitby. There is an impressive panorama of the great sweep of Robin Hood's Bay on the approach road to Ravenscar. The country mansion of Raven Hall, built in 1774 has become a hotel.

The New Inn & Cropton Brewery

The Great Yorkshire Brewery

The New Inn & Cropton brewery, Cropton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HH

Unique opportunity to see inside a micro brewery producing award-winning real ale in a rural setting on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and Cropton Forest.

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

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

A 9 mile scenic drive with car parks, BBQ & picnic areas, play areas, ability graded cycle trails, waymarked walks, orienteering course, bike hire, Go Ape, Dalby Activity Centre, Visitor centre with toilets, Forest Cafe and exhibition area.

4x4 Driving/Tuition - ukLANDROVERevents

4x4 Driving/Tuition - ukLANDROVERevents

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre, High Lane, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PJ

ukLANDROVERevents providing 4x4 Experience Day Tours within North Yorkshire.

Star Inn

The Star Inn

High Street, Harome, nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JE

A certain northern rootedness inspires Andrew's cooking, where poet and peasant co-exist in one menu.

Inspired by... gallery

Inspired by... gallery

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

The beautiful space of the Inspired by... gallery within the Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

Raven Hall Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hotel and Golf, Scarborough, YO13 0ET

The Geall Gallery

The Geall Gallery

Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE

Chris Geall is a landscape artist based in Grosmont near Whitby. Best known for large palette knife oil paintings of the North York Moors and North East Coastline.

4x4 Experience - ukLANDROVERevents

4x4 Experience Tours - ukLANDROVERevents

Birk Brow Car Park, Charltons, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS12 3DF

ukLANDROVERevents providing 4x4 Experience Days within Yorkshire.

Farsyde Riding Centre

Farsyde Riding Centre

Farsyde Mews Cottages, Farsyde House, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, YO22 4UG

The Hot Border in summer

Helmsley Walled Garden

Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH

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

Enjoying England's "finest view" at Sutton Bank

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

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.

Go Ape

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Low Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Go Ape! The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure

Tocketts Mill - The Water Mill

Tocketts Mill Country Park

Skelton Road, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 6QA

Although a Mill has probably occupied this excellent position since the 13th Century, Tocketts has evolved progressively over the intervening years, reaching it's final height and form in about 1850.

Coastal & Country Coaches

Coastal & Country Coaches

Stainsacre Lane Industrial Estate, Fairfield Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PU

Coastal and Country Coaches of Whitby are still the largest family owned and operated coach and bus company in Whitby and surrounding area.

Verbena Spa at the Feversham Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley, YO62 5AG

Rosedale Walk

Rosedale

Rosedale Village Green, Pickering, YO18 8RA

Now a peaceful, rural dale in the heart of the National Park, in the nineteenth century Rosedale was part of industrial Yorkshire, with its ironstone mines, kilns and even a moorland railway.

Pickering Castle (English Heritage)

Pickering Castle

Castlegate, Pickering, YO18 7AX

Situated in an attractive market town at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Pickering Castle is a classic 12th century motte-and-bailey castle.

Sutton Bank Bikes

Sutton Bank Bikes

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Sutton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

Why not enjoy some fabulous biking in the North York Moors? Nothing beats a ride around Sutton Bank with its breath-taking views. Shop, bike hire and guided rides for all abilities.