North York Moors Tourist Information Guide 

 North Yorkshire Moors National Park!

Welcome to the North Yorkshire Moors web portal, here you can find everything you need to know about the moors, including places to stay, things to do, walking, the east coast and further websites of interest.


The smallest of the National Parks, the North York Moors comprise a high plateau bounded on the north by the Plain of Cleveland and on the south by the vales of Pickering and York. The park is at its scenic best in August and September, when the purple heather is in bloom. On the north and south the moors are etched by deep valleys, or dales, and the eastern boundary of the park ends in a spectacular coastline.


One of the most popular dales with visitors is Farndale, where the springtime daffodil displays bring people flocking to the walk between Low Mill and Church houses. For a memorable walk, trace the course of the defunct Rosedale Railway over the moors from Rosedale to Ingleby Greenhow. These high moors are home to a variety of birdlife, including curlews, golden plovers, and merlins.

To the South and West of the North York Moors National Park lies ancient walled City of York famous for its Cathedral, castle, city wall & cobbled streets. The North York Moors cover a broad area stretching from the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray across to the Yorkshire Coast.

There are many settlements well worth a visit located in and around the North York Moors National Park including Helmsley, Pickering, Ryedale, Rosedale, Rievaulx Abbey, Mount Grace Priory, Hutton-le-Hole, Thornton-le-Dale and Goathland a.k.a.. Heartbeat country!
There are many great walks to enjoy in the North York Moors including the Cleveland Way, Lyke Wake Walk & not to mention the famous Coast to Coast Walk devised by Alfred Wainwright.


There's so much to see and do in the North York Moors that it helps to have some basic information at your fingertips so you can make the most of a visit here.


We hope these pages will answer many of the questions you have when planning a trip the North York Moors National Park is a wonderful place to relax and get away from the stress's of life.



Moors Centre (National Park Centre),



YO21 2NB.

Tel: 01439 772737
Open: Daily from March to October & Weekends only November to February