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W E LCO M E TO T H E

N O R T H YO R K MOORS

This outstandingly beautiful area has it all; vast skies, stunning landscapes, an enchanting coastline, a warm welcome and much more. You will find an adventure worth discovering in the North York Moors National Park.

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oak up the sweeping and dramatic scenery of the North York Moors. Here you will find one of the largest expanses of heather in England which, in late summer, blankets the moorland in gorgeous hues of purple. A nature lovers’ paradise, this habitat is also home to moorland birds including lapwing, golden plover, curlew and merlin. Levisham Moor and the Hole of Horcum, a huge natural amphitheatre 400 feet deep and more than half a mile across, are spectacular sites to soak up this wonderful natural environment. Whale spotting adventures can be booked from Staithes and Whitby, and Hidden Horizons offer rockpooling trips, fossil hunts and dinosaur walks. Experienced leaders will show you the amazing secrets hidden on this coast, from 180-million-year-old fossils and dinosaur footprints to the creatures that call it home today.

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When the sun sets and the night draws in, turn your head skywards to experience astonishing stargazing. There are Dark Sky Discovery Sites at Sutton Bank, Dalby Forest and The Moors National Park Centre near Danby, all fabulous places to glimpse the Milky Way with the naked eye. The Dark Skies Festival in February has a calendar of activities to celebrate the beauty of the night. The fascinating history and habitats of the North York Moors can also be explored at The Moors National Park Centre. Delve deep into the ironstone heritage and interactive displays in the brand new visitor experience. Enjoy the adventure play areas, woodland and riverside trails and Inspired by… a contemporary art gallery with regularly changing exhibitions. At Sutton Bank National Park Centre, soak up ‘England’s finest view’ from the panoramic viewpoint, let the kids go wild

Main picture: The North York Moors is a perfect cycling destination © Russell Burton. Opposite top to bottom: Walking on the Cleveland Way National Trail. Fossil Hunting on the Jurassic Coastline. Ana Cross above Rosedale © Ebor images/ NYMNPA. Picnic at Rievaulx Abbey © Chris J Parker/NYMNPA.

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