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GREAT OUTDOORS YORKSHIRE COAST, NORTH YORK MOORS & THE HOWARDIAN HILLS IN ASSOCIATION WITH

WALKING CYCLING NATURE SURFING FISHING SAILING GOLF HORSE RIDING


Explore miles of footpaths, world-class bike trails, Go Ape & Tree Top Junior, Forest Segway, Dalby Bike Barn, play areas, picnic sites, cafes, fantastic scenery and Dalby Activity Centre. 5 miles north-east of Pickering. Admission charges apply. Discovery Pass available. For more information call 01751 460295 or visit:

forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest


WELCOME

TO THE YORKSHIRE COAST & NORTH YORK MOORS!

In the south are lazy golden sands, secret coves and rock-pool realms, rolling patchworks of lush farmland, the paradise parkland of grand country houses, and slow river valleys where otters play. In the north are breath-taking, top-of-the-world moorland panoramas, ancient woodland alive with colour and bird-song, historic fishing villages clinging to craggy cliff-tops, and fossil footprints. Myths surround timeworn ruins and strange, giant landmarks. And at night, the stars shine brighter than most other places in the UK.

You’ll discover world-class trails with famous views and ancient history, Britain’s best beaches, outdoor centres with experts offering a helping hand, and action-packed, championship events. At journey’s end, relax Whether you’re seeking thrilling adventure or in picturesque towns and villages, indulging gentle escapism – or both - there is no better in award-winning food and drink, spa healing place to be outdoors than the Yorkshire and rejuvenating nights of sleep. Coast and North York Moors National Park. So, where do you start? This Outdoor Surrounded by Britain’s most beautiful and Guide will give you a few signposts, extraordinary landscapes, a tranquil haven then plan your path to pleasure at for some of our most precious wildlife, this www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com, is a land of unparalleled variety - a unique, www.yorkshire.com, natural outdoor playground, where you can www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting or leave crowds, traffic and cares behind, and explore at your own pace, by air, land or sea. www.visitryedale.co.uk


GOING FOR A WALK?

From welly wanders over stepping-stone streams and pooh-stick bridges, to epic voyages following in the footsteps of rebel warlords and saintly monks... Discover a walker’s kingdom, where entire vistas and natural worlds are revealed only to those on foot. You can walk right across the region from north to south, and east to west on long-distance routes like the Cleveland Way National Trail. You can turn a walk into a safari, seeking elusive wildlife, fossils, or foraging for food! Or just step out for a short while to enjoy a majestic view, a marvel of nature, or a rare quiet moment.

BEST SEA VIEWS Yorkshire’s dramatic coastline is the most varied in Britain, with all of your favourite bits of seaside rolled into one along the coastal paths. Seek romantic views across Ravenscar and Robin’s Hood Bay, artist’s inspiration from Staithes to Whitby, and wondrous wildlife from Filey to Flamborough.

ENCHANTED WOODLAND DELLS Wild spring daffodils in Farndale; an autumnal blaze of colour as the leaves change in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; or the magical waterfall and ‘fairy-glade’ of Falling Foss near Whitby.

BEST 360˚ VIEWS Sutton Bank was a favourite of James Herriot author, Alf White, while Alfred Wainwright preferred Clay Bank. Blakey Ridge and Danby Dale along the Esk Valley Walk will take your breath away; while the Hole of Horcum is legendary. You can even see the starry Milky Way at the galaxy’s edge – a rare super-natural phenomenon, thanks to the area’s dark night-skies.


TIME TRAVELLING You’ll be walking through history with every step, in one of Britain’s most important archaeological landscapes. Discover fossil-hunting on the ‘Dinosaur Coast’. Mysterious ancient trackways with standing stones as lonely guides. Iconic castles and abbeys – like Rievaulx or Whitby Abbeys - with historic walks in between.

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/walking www.howardianhills.org.uk/ out-and-about/walking www.visitryedale.co.uk


GOING THE DISTANCE? Try out the new Yorkshire Cycling Hub in Fryup, with classic moorland road routes from the doorstep and fantastic facilities. Look out for popular circulars like the Bransdale Loop, and options around the Esk Valley & Egton Bridge, or Leavening Brow & Kirkham Gorge. Explore long-distance Sustrans National Cycle Routes 65, 165 and 168, and the 179-mile Walney to Whitby (W2W) through the Esk Valley. Or Ride the BoS, an annual 3-day, 190-mile, 16,000 feet challenge looping around Scarborough Borough.

A GENTLER PACE? Head for the Howardian Hills, where the countryside barely rises above 200m as you pedal along quiet country lanes through stunning scenery, heritage and wildlife. Or explore circular ‘Big Sky’ rides along olde-worlde country lanes, coasting along the unusual chalkland plateau of the Yorkshire Wolds.

FAMILIES AND FIRST-TIMERS? Start at Sutton Bank National Park Centre or Dalby Forest, with trails along quiet lanes or forest roads, and top-class cycling centres offering bikes, a range of fun activities or skills sessions, and great cakes and hearty meals in the tea-rooms.

Four road-cycling adventures to get you started: Claim your polka dot jersey at Rosedale Chimney Bank, Carlton Bank, White Horse Bank or Boltby Bank.


WORLDCLASS CYCLING (and two-wheeled freedom)

With its spectacular scenery and world-class routes, it’s no surprise that the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors attracts the world’s superstars each year for the Tour de Yorkshire - Britain’s most popular road race and one of the most significant events in the international cycling calendar. There’s a vast cycling landscape waiting to be explored, unrivalled in the UK for its glorious variety and richness. From lazy riverside meanders perfect for Sunday tandems (or little legs) where cars are a distant memory, to Britain’s toughest ‘king of the mountain’ climbs with breath-taking views.

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/cycling www.howardianhills.org.uk/ out-and-about/cycling www.visitryedale.co.uk


DISCOVER YOUR WILD SIDE, CYCLING OFF-ROAD

The Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors are a dream-world for any off-road adventurer, with one of Britain’s best mountain-biking centres at Dalby Forest, and a vast cycling landscape, largely unexplored, and unlike anything else in the UK for its glorious diversity. Photo: Joolz Diamond

You can enjoy the country’s finest ‘wild’ riding along exhilarating moorland singletrack and ridgeway. Top of the world trails with views to the horizon, and free from traffic and crowds. Forest tracks for winter riding. Or gentle escapism through a parkland paradise and riverside valleys.


Photo: Joolz Diamond

DALBY FOREST is one of Britain’s best and largest mountain biking centres, with cycling routes across an epic 8,000 acres, including the World Cup Trail, and a dedicated Bike Park with jumps and pump track.

SUTTON BANK NATIONAL PARK CENTRE For cross-country freedom, there’s an outstanding network of bike-paths ideal for short rides or spending five or six days in the saddle, including the Moor to Sea Cycle Network, journeying across moorland, coast and forest in a scenic series of circular loops. Or the ‘Cinder Track’ with panoramic views across the coast, perfect for families or those seeking gentle roller-coastals! For Britain’s best ‘wild’ cycling, favourite off-road starting points include Danby, Westerdale, Goathland, Rosedale Abbey and the Hole of Horcum. It’s a great idea to hire a local guide to get the most out of the area! The VIP Tour: the off-road trails around the Howardian Hills will give you unrivalled, ‘behind the scenes’ access to the historic parkland of some of the region’s grandest country houses, including Castle Howard, in an area of outstanding natural beauty – and exceptional tea-rooms!

is one of the best moorland cycling centres, with ‘top of the world’ family-friendly, purpose-built traffic-free trails leading to bridleways and tranquil country lanes.

THE NEW YORKSHIRE CYCLE HUB in Fryup Dale has classic moorland off-road trails from the doorstep, and luxury glamping pods if you want to stay a little longer. PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/cycling www.howardianhills.org.uk/ out-and-about/cycling www.visitryedale.co.uk


Family cycling at Sutton Bank On top of the world in the North York Moors Sutton Bank is at the heart of some of the best traffic-free cycling in England, with thrilling cycle rides straight from the door.

• Five waymarked routes from the 3-mile familyfriendly Cliff Trail to the 17.5-mile technically challenging Paradise Trail

• All share the excitement of a spectacular return along the cliff edge

• Kids just love honing their step-ups and mini drop-offs in the bike skills area

• Head to Sutton Bank Bikes Cycling Centre - the goto guys for advice and trail guides, servicing, bike sales and hire, from trailers and tag-alongs to mountain and electric bikes

Enjoy England’s finest view by bike


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Sutton Bank National Park Centre Free entry | Family cycle routes Bridleway trail network Tourist information | Great walks Holiday activities and events Wildlife-watching Natural adventure play area Sensational viewpoint Tearoom and courtyard seating Gift shop | Free Wi-Fi | Toilet Location: On the A170, six miles east of Thirsk YO7 2EH Opening times: Phone or check website for details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/suttonbank T: 01845 597426 Sutton Bank Bikes www.suttonbankbikes.co.uk T: 01845 597759


A WILDLIFE WONDER LAND From the giant whale to the UK’s smallest raptor, the merlin, the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors are home to Britain’s most treasured wildlife, its spectacular land and sea-scapes not just breathtakingly beautiful, but also internationally important habitats.

Explore the country’s largest expanse of heather moorland, vibrantly colourful in summer, and rare on a global scale – a vast wildlife sanctuary. Or some of Britain’s most ancient woodland, with trees covering over 20% of the landscape and alive with bird-song and carpets of spring blooms.


On the Yorkshire Coast, encounter spectacular marine wildlife, with some of Europe’s richest fishing seas attracting whales and dolphins, and a bountiful shoreline perfect for rock-pooling (and foodforaging). It’s also one of the best places in Britain to spot sea-birds, with over 250,000 flocking to the coast each year - including the irresistible puffin! And starscapes? At night, you can enjoy Britain’s best stargazing, with dark skies and clear horizons creating extraordinary, super-natural views to the edge of the galaxy!

TOP WILDLIFE SPOTTING SPOTS Go on ‘safari’: uncover hidden worlds with experts at Yorkshire Coast Nature or Hidden Horizons; go whale watching in Whitby; join a coastal cruise from Staithes or Bridlington; hire a kayak to explore the coastline at your own pace; or find Britain’s best rock-pooling at Saltburn, Robin Hood’s Bay and Boggle Hole, Scarborough, and Flamborough’s South Landing.

VISIT A FRIENDLY WILDLIFE CENTRE on the coast, the Living Seas Centre at Flamborough or Scarborough Sealife Centre, Yorkshire’s only seal hospital. On land, Yorkshire Arboretum’s ‘garden of trees’; the National Bird of Prey Centre in Helmsley with daily flight displays; and North York Moors National Park Centres at Sutton Bank or Danby.

GET A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW Bempton Cliffs is the best place in mainland Britain to see gannets and puffins; Filey Dams freshwater lagoon is a magnet for unusual migrating birds; and Flamborough Head is one of the most important places in Europe for seabirds, with colonies right along the coast to Filey.

STARGAZE AT DARK SKY DISCOVERY SITES in Dalby Forest and at the National Park Centres; or celebrate the Dark Skies Festival in February with stargazing events right across the region.

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/ naturecalender www.visitryedale.co.uk


A WAY WITH WATERSPORTS The Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors are one of the UK’s top locations for water-sports, with a passion for exhilarating adventure on the high seas – thanks to a tradition of sea-faring swashbucklers from Vikings and pirates, to the world’s greatest explorer, Captain Cook. It’s also ideal for gentle drifting, blessed with tranquil rivers and lakes, hidden coves, and some of the country’s finest beaches. By board or boat, whether sailing or swimming, coasteering or cruising, there are secret places you can only reach by water. It’s also one of the best ways to enjoy breath-taking scenery, or a magical encounter with some of Britain’s most precious wildlife. If you’re more of a spectator, then why not try a coastal cruise by boat, spine-tingling jet boat rides in Scarborough and Whitby, or one of the area’s action-packed events including the Grand Prix of the Sea, national powerboat championships in Scarborough; or the North’s oldest sea regatta at Whitby.


Getting started? Look out for one of the area’s friendly water-sport centres, with qualified instructors and quality equipment to hire, including:

A NEW AQUAPARK

BAY WATERSPORTS

RIVER-TOURING

opens just outside Scarborough at North Yorkshire Waterpark this summer, with a Total Wipeout-style obstacle course, alongside windsurfing and sailing, for every skill level (or lack), plus stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and team events.

in Filey run coasteering, kayaks, paddle-boards, and sailing right across the coast. Many of the local surf schools also offer coasteering or paddleboarding in calm waters.

by canoe, head for the River Esk (Ruswarp Pleasure Boats hire kayaks), or the River Derwent in the Howardian Hills, with Howsham Weir being a favourite with local canoeists.

SEA KAYAKING The National Trust’s Sea Kayaking Adventures paddle to smuggler’s cave Boggle Hole, exploring local marine wildlife on the way.

RUNSWICK BAY is a popular watersports haven, for both beginners and experienced adventurers: try Barefoot Kayaking, or the Beach & Sailing Club’s range of dinghies and classes.

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting www.visitryedale.co.uk


BEST OF BRITISH SURFING The Yorkshire Coast is one of the best places in the country for surfing, with wide sweeping bays creating a huge swell window, and perfect conditions for all types of surfing year-round, including paddleboarding, kite and windsurfing if the waves are sleeping.


With so many miles of coastline to enjoy you’ll rarely have to share a wave, and there are gentle beach breaks ideal for beginners, or powerful reef and point breaks for the more adventurous. The surfing capital is Scarborough, home to several friendly surf schools, with Cayton Bay, North and South Bays being favourite hot-spots.

Outside of Scarborough, Saltburn (one of the UK’s top ten surfing locations), Runswick Bay and Sandsend Bay (both Quality Coast award-winners), and familyfriendly Whitby are all magnets for surfers in the know. All of these beaches have surf schools to give you a helping hand, with qualified instructors and equipment hire and there’s spectacular scenery to admire when you’re waiting for that next wave!

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting


SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT BEACHES The Yorkshire Coast is famed for its wide golden beaches, perfect for sandcastles, lazy promenades and picnics, with Bridlington, Scarborough, Whitby and Hornsea awarded the prestigious Blue Flag. But don’t get too comfortable in your deckchair! There’s much more to the seaside along Britain’s most varied coastline. In fact, it’s such an extraordinary place, it’s part of the North York Moors National Park, one of just six coastlines in the country awarded national status.

From Saltburn to Hornsea, the Yorkshire Coast is haunted by smuggling folklore – and also stories of great ‘local’ voyagers like Captain Cook. You can explore ‘secret’ caves on boat trips or local walks, or unearth tall tales at Whitby’s Captain Cook Museum, Scarborough Maritime Heritage Museum, and the National Trust Old Coastguard Station at Robin Hood’s Bay – a village that’s not only legendary for smuggling, but also one of the world’s most photogenic locations.


Yorkshire’s ‘Dinosaur Coast’ is one of Britain’s best places for fossil-hunting, with world-beating geology. Between Staithes and Filey, lucky beach-combers will find 180-million-year-old ammonites, dinosaur footprints, and even fossilised, precious gems - amber and jet (made into famous Whitby jewellery). You can enjoy family-friendly safaris with the experts, dig a little deeper at The Rotunda Museum in Scarborough, or head for relic-rich beaches like Whitby or Runswick Bay, especially rewarding after a winter storm! Filey Bay’s gloriously golden six-mile beach is a picture of gentle tranquility, but its seas hide a dark secret – a shipwreck graveyard, which makes Filey a favourite divers’ haunt. For centuries, unwary ships have been lost to ‘brigg’ and battle, including the flagship that turned the tide in the American War of

Independence, commemorated at nearby Flamborough Lighthouse. Staithes might be a quaint fishing village, but it’s also the area’s artistic capital with sculpture trails, studios and galleries with artists at work, and an annual Arts & Heritage Festival where homes and streets become a living ‘pop-up’ gallery showcasing some the country’s leading artists. Inspired? Enjoy a friendly masterclass at an Art School, or one of the many arts, photography and craft workshops around the region. And when the sun goes down? From the planet’s hottest popstars to sea-shanty show-downs, this is one of the top places in Britain to enjoy live outdoor music and arts, with beaches, piers, pubs, parks, and Europe’s largest open-air theatre at Scarborough coming alive to the sound of music year-round.

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting www.visitryedale.co.uk


You can enjoy exhilarating rides and quiet rambles on beaches, in forests and across moorland, along disused railway tracks, and even through the winding streets of Robin Hood’s Bay, with a staggering 500 miles of uninterrupted bridleways to explore including the 55-mile circular North York Moors and Dales Ride, taking around four days to ride.

Many riders bring their own horses for a well-deserved holiday, a day’s trekking, or a chance to compete in one of the region’s many equestrian events. There are also excellent riding centres across the region, offering a huge choice of horses, and experiences from picnic rides for nervous novices to thunderous gallops and endurance challenges. Try Farsyde Riding Centre, perfectly positioned to enjoy the best of coastal and country scenery, with well-schooled, quality horses. Or Ride Yorkshire have designed a series of day rides to help you explore the region on horse-back.


If you love horse-riding, then you’ll find a very warm welcome on the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors, as the horse has held a special place in our hearts for millennia! Home to chariotdriving Celts and proud Roman cavalry, the area was also the birthplace of the first thoroughbreds and is still celebrated racehorse country, with the horse usually taking centre-stage at local shows.

AN HISTORIC WELCOME FOR HORSE-RIDERS

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/horseriding www.visitryedale.co.uk


GET HOOKED ON FISHING


The Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors are surrounded by some of the world’s richest fishing seas and rivers prized for salmon and trout. The daily catch feeds the region’s eateries – some of Britain’s best, from Michelin-starred restaurants to multi-award winning fish & chips, and kippers. Given you an appetite? Then you couldn’t be in a better place to have a go, whether you’re a complete beginner or know your tackle. You can relax in a quiet river dell or lakeside haven, try family crabbing harbour-side, shore-fish or paddle for a tasty mackerel tea, or take a boat trip out with a local fishing crew in Whitby, Staithes or Scarborough. Where to start? There are plenty of experts to give you top tips or insider knowledge on secret spots, and a huge range of boat trips right along the coast, all locally advertised depending on weather conditions. For freshwater, Scaling Dam lakes or Wykeham Lakes have a great choice of fishing and facilities, while the Esk, Rye and Derwent have the best river fishing, with permits available locally (often in the local pub). Or what about taking part in the country’s oldest fishing festival? Filey’s annual event is 95 years old, with over 70 trophies up for grabs (many as old as the festival itself!)

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting www.visitryedale.co.uk


SWING INTO GOLF The Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors rank amongst Britain’s best golfing destinations, boasting one of the country’s leading championship courses at Ganton Golf Club near Scarborough - one of just three UK locations to have hosted the Ryder, Walker and Curtis Cups. There’s a huge choice of golfing, from 27-holes to family fun. Scarborough loves golf so much it has two courses, on both the north and south cliffs, with stunning seaside views! Or you can play for days during the annual Scarborough Golf Open Week, a fun-filled tournament across four courses, that’s been attracting golfers since 1921.


A GRAND PEDIGREE?

A GRAND VIEW?

GRAND FUN?

You’ll like Filey Golf Club established in 1897 and originally designed by celebrated ‘Gleneagles’ architect, James Braid. Or Malton & Norton, favourite of champion and ‘voice of golf’ broadcaster, Peter Alliss.

Kirkbymoorside has some of the best tee-side views, and is also home to one of the world’s most prestigious amateur golf tournaments, the Trilby Tour. Whitby Golf Club’s rolling panoramas extend over the harbour, famous abbey ruins, and picturesque bays beyond. While Flamborough Head’s stunning cliff-top location has lighthouse views and a cunning course moulded to the contours of the famous headland.

As you’d expect from the seaside, you’ll have a huge choice, right along the coast, of crazy golf, mini golf, pirate golf, adventure golf, and also plenty of 9-hole courses, and driving ranges to practice that swing. Families can also tackle the Rosedale Abbey Challenge, a staggering 9-hole slopeside course, with even more staggering views.

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting www.visitryedale.co.uk


ALL ROUND ADVENTURES LOOKING FOR FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? The Yorkshire Gliding Club at Sutton Bank offers the ultimate free-flying experience from trial lessons to 5-day holidays. At Pesky Husky you can drive your own winter team of Siberian huskies, with sleds designed for snow and mud! Or drive a 4x4 at the North Yorkshire Off Road Centre, with hillside and quarry sites providing thrilling terrain. The area is becoming one of the country’s top destinations for running – on fell or road, in solitary splendour or with friends for an event. There are fun races like Castle Howard’s 1k Children’s Dash and Dalby Forest’s weekly 5k Parkrun; or endurance epics like the famous Kirkbymoorside 10k, or North York Moors Hardmoors series.

You don’t have to admire the gorgeous scenery from afar – get up close and personal! Run free, climb a rockface, swing from the tree-tops, soar in a glider, drive a 4x4 – or even a team of huskies. You can even learn how to survive in the great outdoors, with wildcraft!

Whatever your quest, you’ll find a highly-qualified local expert or adventure centre to give you a helping hand, right across the region, including: Go airborne at Go Ape in Dalby Forest with Tree Top Adventures featuring hill-to-hill zipwires, and an aerial playground of ladders, tarzan swings, and tunnels. There’s also top-class mountain-biking, Forest Segway, and family-friendly Gruffalo trails. The Raithwaite Estate near Whitby offers yoga safaris by paddleboard as well as luxurious spa retreats (and plenty of adrenaline-fuelled adventure too!) Make yourself at home in the wilderness, picking up survival skills with Trailblazer Wildcraft or East Barnby Outdoor Centre, where you might also be beck-scrambling or rock-climbing.


PLAN YOUR VISIT AT www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.yorkshire.com or www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting www.visitryedale.co.uk


Worked up an appetite? Then you deserve a taste of Food Heaven, enjoying a bounty fresh from land and sea. On the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors, you’re surrounded by a natural supermarket, yielding an extraordinary wealth of food and drink that is receiving national – and international – accolades for excellence.

ENJOY A FOODIE ADVENTURE: Michelin-starred and multi-award-winning restaurants across the region champion local seasonal produce, while there are so many top-class tearooms that the region has been nicknamed Britain’s Capital of Cake. You can indulge in a cornucopia of comfort food, with Britain’s best ice-cream, fish & chips, kippers, and pie & mash to be found in seaside towns, Scarborough and Whitby, and seafood restaurants making an art of the daily catch. A regional revival of quality craftsmanship and traditional recipes and techniques is creating a taste sensation, with local produce in demand across the UK, from meat & game, beer & spirits, to cake & chocolate. Create your own picnic hamper (or gourmet meal) at local food shops, farm shops and delis, with Hunters of Helmsley, Castle Howard, and the market town of Malton – known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital, for its artisan market-place – being famous foodie hotspots. Popular annual food festivals like Scarborough SeaFest or Malton’s ‘Food Lovers’ attract the country’s leading chefs, and there are plenty of tasty treats at monthly farmers’ markets and food fairs (with Hovingham, Saltburn, and Stokesley’s markets winning awards, and Egton’s Gooseberry Show making history). Many local breweries, distilleries, and vineyards also have open days and special tours.

Photo: Real Staithes

And for something different? Go wild food foraging, catch your own fish on a boat trip, or enjoy a friendly workshop at a local cookery school.


GREAT FOOD & DRINK

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EVENTS

WHERE YOU’RE MORE THAN A SPECTATOR!

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

New Year’s Day Hardmoors Challenge with 15 & 30 mile races

Duncombe Park Point to Point

North York Moors National Park Guided walks programme opens (final event in December)

New Year’s Day Dip Scarborough Big Garden Birdwatch at the North York Moors National Park Centres, Sutton Bank and Danby

Coastival Scarborough’s major arts festival Dark Skies Festival The Hardmoors Trail Marathon Series begins (final event in December)!

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JUNE APRIL Helmsley 10k every Easter Sunday Tour de Yorkshire Falconry Fair National Centre for Birds of Prey Bob Smith Spring Cup Road Races Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

MAY

Rosedale Walking Festival

Kirkbymoorside 10k

Open Farm Sunday

Ravenscar Coastal Half Marathon

Yorkshire True Grit off-road cycling challenge

WalkFest around the North York Moors

Festival of Filey family-fun and stunt extravaganza

RSPB Puffin & Gannet Cruises & Daily Puffin Patrols at Bempton Cliffs begin!

Cock O’ The North motorcycle races at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough

Scalby Fair


Don’t just stand on the side-lines! You’ll be in great company at one of these outdoor events – with many more to tempt you throughout the year, whether you’re trophy-seeking or fun-seeking.

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Castle Howard Triathlon

Whitby Regatta

National Parks Week

Scarborough Festival of Cycling

P1 Powerboats Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea & Food Scarborough

No Ego Trail Challenge Dalby Forest Seafest Maritime Festival Scarborough Barry Sheene Race Festival motorcycle races at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

The Aggregate 100 the UK’s first off-road cycling gravel enduro race Ryedale Cycling Grand Prix

Scarborough Open Golf Week Guisborough Forest Festival Yorkshire Fossil Festival Rally Yorkshire Filey Fishing Festival

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OCTOBER Forest and Moors Marathon Dalby Forest MoorsRun Danby Yorkshire Coast McCains 10k Road Race

NOVEMBER Dalby Dash 10k Malton Forest Rally

DECEMBER Boxing Day Dip Scarborough & Whitby Winter Welly Walks Yorkshire Arboretum

For a calendar events across the year, visit www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com, www.yorkshire.com, www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson or www.visitryedale.co.uk


NATIONAL PARK, TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES & VISITOR INFORMATION POINTS Danby The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, YO12 2NB T. 01439 772737 E. moorscentre@northyorkmoors.org.uk

INFORMATION www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com www.northyorkmoors.org.uk www.visitryedale.co.uk www.howardianhills.org.uk

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH (on the A170 east of Thirsk) T. 01845 597426 E. suttonbank@northyorkmoors.org.uk Filey Evron Centre, John Street, YO14 9DW T. 01723 383636 E. tourismbureau@scarborough.gov.uk Great Ayton High Green Car Park, TS9 6BJ T. 01642 722835

More on accommodation, the outdoors, events and travel for all of Yorkshire.

Hutton le Hole Ryedale Folk Museum, YO62 6UA

www.yorkshire.com www.ramblers.org.uk www.sustrans.org.uk www.rideyorkshire.org

Malton Ryedale District Council, Old Malton Road, Malton, YO17 7HH T. 01751 473791

VILLAGE INFORMATION POINTS

At National Park Information points you’ll find owners and staff with strong local knowledge. They stock a good range of maps, walking and cycling leaflets as well as the Official Guide to the National Park, Discover the North York Moors, and the annual Out and About Guide. Goathland The Post Office Grosmont Steaming Loco Hutton le Hole Ryedale Folk Museum Osmotherley Top Shop Rosedale Abbey Abbey Stores & Tea Rooms Staithes Gateway Business Centre Thornton le Dale Wardill Bros Published by the North York Moors National Park Authority, Scarborough Borough Council, Ryedale District Council, the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and Welcome to Yorkshire. Copyright © June 2017. All images and editorial are protected by copyright law and should not be reproduced or used in any format whatsoever without written permission from the publishers or relevant photographer. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the information contained within this publication is accurate, the publishers cannot accept responsibility in respect of any error, misstatement or alteration which may have occurred. No recommendation of any particular business is implied by its inclusion in this guide.

Pickering A number of locations across the town including Pickering Library, Trailblazers and North Yorkshire Moors Railway Saltburn Saltburn Library, Windsor Road, TS12 1AT T. 01287 623584 Scarborough Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, YO11 1JW T. 01723 383636 E. tourismbureau@scarborough.gov.uk Scarborough RNLI Lifeboat Station, Foreshore Road, YO11 1PB T. 01723 383636 Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office, North Bay T. 01723 383636 Whitby Harbour Office, Langbourne Road, YO21 1YN T. 01723 383636 E. tourismbureau@scarborough.gov.uk

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GETTING HERE

The Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors are one of the UK’s premier holiday destinations and are easily accessible by rail, car, coach, bus, air or ferry. By car from the A1 or M1, both run close to York in North Yorkshire. By train most train journeys to the area arrive via York, Middlesbrough, Doncaster or Hull. There are train stations at Malton, Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Bridlington, Northallerton and Thirsk. By bus: the area is well served by National Express, while the local Yorkshire Coastliner connects Leeds and York with Malton, Pickering, Goathland and Whitby. By air: the nearest airports are Leeds Bradford, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle, with regular train and bus connections to the area. Although slightly further away, Manchester Airport is served by direct rail connections into Northallerton, Thirsk, Malton and Scarborough.

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WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE

For further information and advice when planning your trip to the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors, talk to the friendly and dedicated team at the Tourism Bureau on 01723 383636.

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Alternatively, you can find everything you might need to plan your trip at www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com Middleham www.yorkshire.com www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting

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GETTING HERE

The Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors are one of the UK’s premier holiday destinations and are easily accessible by rail, car, coach, bus, air or ferry. By car from the A1 or M1, both run close to York in North Yorkshire. By train most train journeys to the area arrive via York, Middlesbrough, Doncaster or Hull. There are train stations at Malton, Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Bridlington, Northallerton and Thirsk. By bus: the area is well served by National Express, while the local Yorkshire Coastliner connects Leeds and York with Malton, Pickering, Goathland and Whitby.

Explore miles of footpaths, world-class bike trails, Go Ape & Tree Top Junior, Forest Segway, Dalby Bike Barn, play areas, picnic sites, cafes, fantastic scenery and Dalby Activity Centre. 5 miles north-east of Pickering. Admission charges apply. Discovery Pass available. For more information call 01751 460295 or visit:

forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

By air: the nearest airports are Leeds Bradford, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle, with regular train and bus connections to the area. Although slightly further away, Manchester Airport is served by direct rail connections into Northallerton, Thirsk, Malton and Scarborough.

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The Great Outdoors Guide 2017  

The Great Outdoors - Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors & The Howardian Hills. Do you fancying taking a trek off the beaten track? Why not...

The Great Outdoors Guide 2017  

The Great Outdoors - Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors & The Howardian Hills. Do you fancying taking a trek off the beaten track? Why not...

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