North York Moors National Park

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Address: North York Moors National Park
The Old Vicarage
Bondgate
Helmsley
York
United Kingdom
Postcode: YO62 5BP
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 01439 770657
Website: Click Here

The North York Moors National Park is one of the most stunning landscapes in the country, it will simply make you stand and stare.

It really is a very special place. The great variety of landscapes in the North York Moors is what truly makes it unique and gives it a character which so many people can enjoy.

This is a land where dreams are made. Here you can experience the vast open space of moorland, listen to the call of the upland birds, walk for miles and miles or sit and watch the world go by.

You can wander through woods, saunter through picturesque villages of honey sandstone, throw pebbles in a stream or build sandcastles on the beach. All around are the signs of past generations, historic abbeys, embattled castles, churches, crosses, ancient routes. The local culture and traditions here are strong. You can listen, you can watch and you are welcome to join in.

Our Jurassic geology is perhaps second to none. Here the Father of English Geology made his discoveries and at the coast you can see dinosaur footprints and search for fossils as he may have done.
But the reason why the North York Moors is so very special is probaby summed up best by Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx Abbey (1142-1167):

"Everywhere peace, everywhere serenity, and a marvellous freedom from the tumult of the world."