North York Moors

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Places to stay in The North York Moors

The North York Moors is one of the largest areas of natural heather moorland in the world, and the entire region is designated as a national park. Across the moors you'll find a number of small villages and towns connected by an extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths, making it the ideal destination for families who love the outdoors. Visit prehistoric landmarks and learn more about the area's rich, industrious past, or discover the rare flora and fauna living in the wild - as well as the occasional flock of sheep, working on the common to preserve the natural biodiversity!

 
Hostels in The North York Moors
Hostels in The North York Moors

There are a number of hostels on the North York Moors, including several YHA camping barns. Offering a warm welcome and a family-friendly atmosphere, you can expect a fun, relaxing holiday in a YHA hostel, allowing you to explore the moors and make friends with other travellers at the same time!

 

Five Free Things To Do In The North York Moors

Cleveland Way
This long-distance path makes its way around the perimeter of the moors, and can be joined at any point along the way for a short day trip with spectacular views over the hills and heather.

Lyke Wake Walk
This winds through to the heart of the moors, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a whole day out in the countryside - buses also make their way nearby, so you don't have to do the whole 40 miles!

Forge Valley
This nature reserve, created by the melting ice caps of the last ice age, is a vast area of woodland with a great amount of geological significance. Here you'll find fossils, quarries and beautiful picnic areas.

Helmsley Castle
Begun in the 10th century, Helmsley Castle was worked on and developed for over 500 years, before being destroyed by the government in 1644 to prevent its use as a fortification. It's visible from the Cleveland Way, and worth looking out for!

Farndale Daffodils
The town of Farndale is famous for its beautiful daffodils, and sees thousands of visitors in springtime just to see the stunning golden bloom. The daffodil walk which winds around the area is the perfect way to enjoy the natural display!

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