The North York Moors National Park is situated in the North East of England and covers a large area from the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray along to the Yorkshire Coast. It makes a perfect destination for a holiday or short break with stunning coastlines, beautiful scenery and home to the largest expanse of heather moorland in England and Wales.
The North York Moors attracts numerous visitors and is famous for the filming of TV series “Heartbeat”. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a great way to experience the moors and can be taken from Pickering to the village of Grosmont.
There are many footpaths that cross the moors. The “Cleveland Way” is 109 miles long starting in Helmsley and finishing at Filey Brigg, South of Scarborough. There is also the “Lyke Wake Walk” which covers 40 miles across the North York Moors and is popular any time of year.
There are plenty of outdoor activities to try your hand when visiting the North York Moors including fishing on the River Esk, walking, cycling, horse riding and golf.
Don’t forget to visit the pretty towns and villages in either York, Filey, Robin Hoods Bay, Bridlington, Staithes, Pickering, Whitby, Scarborough, Thirsk or Helmsley where you can sample some fine Yorkshire hospitality and stay in a friendly guest house, bed and breakfast, country inn or hotel.