Snow covered Farndale
Snow covered Farndale

Around and About the North York Moors and Coast

As you are planning your visit to the North York Moors and Coast, we thought you would like to find out a bit more about particular areas to help plan your stay and days out. We have included below a selection of articles about the truly stunning North York Moors and East Coast, plus some areas a bit further afield that are well worth a visit. Read about each area, marvel at the beauty of the landscape, tear up your passport and dream about your next visit.

Bilsdale

Stokesley, North York Moors

Bilsdale is a stunningly natural area of grassland, farms and conifer woods set amidst a patchwork of dry stone walls.  At the Northern end of the Dale is St Hilda’s Church, a beautiful...

 
Captain Cook Country

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

There are numerous monuments and historic sights to be found throughout the area which are filled with interesting facts and relics which tell the story of his life. The village of East Marton is...

 
Carlton Bank

Stokesley, North York Moors

The bank itself is an ideal launch site for hang gliders and other airborne pursuits due to its steep vertical drop. Visitors to the site will also find stunning views across the North Yorkshire...

 
Dalby Forest

Pickering, North York Moors

The woodland is mainly comprised of pines and spruces but there are also beech, alder, ash, oak and hazel, creating a wonderful and diverse wildlife habitat. Dalby Forest is home to many...

 
Danby High Moor

Guisborough, North York Moors

The heather covered moors are wonderful for walking and cycling as the tranquility of the area is only broken by the occasional bleating of sheep which graze here during the summer months. The moors...

 
East Riding of Yorkshire

Selby, Yorkshire Coast

To the eastern side is an area of undulating fields and sandy beaches which edge towards the North Sea. Between the two there is the Yorkshire Wolds, a vast area of chalk lands mainly used for...

 
Farndale

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

With traditional bed and breakfast establishments, self catering cottages and hotels there is no shortage of hospitality for visitors. Edged by the old Rosedale Ironstone Railway tracks which are now...

 
Flamborough Head

Bridlington, Yorkshire Coast

The village of Flamborough is set between the seaside towns of Bridlington and Filey and is dominated by two lighthouses, one being a striking and magnificent 92 feet high lighthouse standing...

 
Fylingdale Moors

Whitby, North York Moors

This is an area popular with walkers and cyclists as well as naturalists and historians. There are numerous ancient towns and villages scattered throughout the moors, each with its own unique charm...

 
Gisborough Moors

Guisborough, North York Moors

The view from the rocky Highcliff Nab, looking down across Gisborough is magnificent. There is abundant wildlife and wonderful scenery to be found along this part of the moors and along the Cleveland...

 
Hambleton

Thirsk, North York Moors

There is much to do from forest and coastal walks, to visiting seaside resorts or market towns and there is an abundance of activities to suit everyone. Hambleton makes an ideal base to explore...

 
Holderness

Hornsea, Yorkshire Coast

In the middle ages this was a wealthy area, as can be seen from the number of exceptionally large and fine churches that preside over what are now quite small places. Particularly impressive are the...

 
Kirkdale

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

Kirkdale is situated on the southernmost edge of the North York Moors, it is a stunning wooded valley, dipping down between the rugged limestone ridges near to Kirkbymoorside in the Vale of...

 
Rosedale

Pickering, North York Moors

The picturesque valley which follows the route of the River Severn has numerous walks and trails to follow. Why not meander down to the village of Rosedale which has plenty of shops, pubs and cafes...

 
Ryedale

Malton, North York Moors

Ryedales landscape spans from typically English patchwork farmland in the Vale of York, to the rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds and includes the spectacular heather covered North Yorkshire...

 
Tees Valley

Darlington, North York Moors

This location in the North East of England, ensures the region has some fantastic natural features including - over 30 miles of coastline and a vast region of countryside including open fields,...

 
The Cleveland Hills

Stokesley, North York Moors

These ancient hills support part of the Cleveland Way National Trail which is on the famous Coast to Coast Walk and have also been the site of many important archeological finds.  The area is...

 
The Esk Valley

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

The Esk runs from Castleton in the centre of the North York Moors, three miles due east through the valley before discharging into the North Sea at Whitby. There are many historic and beautiful towns...

 
The Howardian Hills

Malton, Vale of York

There are many places to explore, including picture perfect villages, historic houses and delightful parks. The River Derwent flows through the hills providing excellent fishing and a tranquil place...

 
The Vale of Mowbray

Northallerton, Vale of York

The scenery here is stunning, the gently rolling hills and the numerous meandering rivers create a tapestry of rich green landscape which is perfect for walking and exploring the beautiful...

 
The Vale of Pickering

Pickering, North York Moors

As the Vale is mainly flat it is very popular for cycling and walking holidays as it appeals to all levels of experience and fitness. The main town in the Vale is Pickering, a lovely and historic...

 
Westerdale Moor

Guisborough, North York Moors

Small areas of woodland and meandering streams create the perfect habitat for sphagnum mosses and brackens. Bilberry bushes are prevalent across the moor and produce an abundance of berries in the...

 
Yorkshire Wolds

Malton, Vale of York

To the east of the Vale of York lie the Wolds, the northern limit of a continuous band of chalk uplands that extend across the country in a north-easterly direction from Dorset and finally...

 
Yorkshires Heritage Coast

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

The coastline ranges from the golden splendour of some of Britain's finest beaches to the rugged rocks and coves of the East Coast's towering cliffs. Bustling resorts with non stop family...