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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

 
 
 
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.

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Picturesque Yorkshire manor house with organic garden and exciting exhibitions.

Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre

The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

The Esk Valley Thetare Company are a professional theatre company offering high artistic quality and production standards.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle

Castlegate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5AB

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.

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.

Northern Ride

Northern Ride

19 Saville Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LL

Northern Ride are the only, North Yorkshire stockist of Olympia, Scapin and Focus bikes; they believe in providing a quality service and these brands will help them achieve that.

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

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.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Big Bear Bikes

Big Bear Bikes

Co-op Building, Southgate, PICKERING, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BL

Big Bear Bikes is a cycle shop and cycle hire guiding and training centre on Dalby Forest' s doorstep in Pickering. We have a large fleet of hire bikes and we service and repair all makes of bikes.

Raven Hall Weddings, Ravenscar

Raven Hall Country House Hotel

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

Raven Hall has is one the most enviable settings for your civil wedding, reception and wedding breakfast.

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.

Newbridge Park

Newbridge Park

Lowther Wood, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BX

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.

Farsyde Riding Centre

Farsyde Riding Centre

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

Big Bear Active

Gone Mountain Biking

Eden House, 11 Westgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BA

Mountain Bike Holidays including guiding or instruction in specialist biker accommodation. Guided rides and instruction (without accommodation. For all levels. Bike hire also available.

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.

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.

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

The Old Jail, Dean Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7QS

The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available for loan to children and families. - See more at: http://bikelibraries.yorkshire.com/ .

Verbena Spa at the Feversham Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley, YO62 5AG

The Verbena Spa opened on 13th October 2008, after spending £1.2 million building a luxury and chic country spa, which has been featured in Vogue, Woman and Home & Harpers Bazaar.

Land Rover 4x4 Driving Experiences

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

ukLANDROVERevents, Bay Ness Quarry, High Lane, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PJ

ukLANDROVERevents offer Land Rover 4x4 Off Road Driving Experiences here at our spectacular coastal off road course, on the cliffs overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay. Pre-booking is essential, please contact us for details.

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.