Fylingdale Moors
Whitby, North York Moors

Details for Fylingdale Moors

Fylingdale Moors lie high on the edge of the North York Moors, and include the coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. The moors form a spectacular expanse of wild heather clad moor and grassland which supports a vast amount of wildlife and it is an area where conservation is paramount.

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 and many steeped in history. This is also the site of RAF Fylingdales, an important ministry of defense site which forms the south and west borders of the moor. There are numerous country walks which take walkers through some of the best and most breathtaking scenery, and where some stunning wild flowers, plants and an abundance of wildlife can be observed. The historic North York Moors Railway runs through the valley nearby.

The Hawk and Owl Trust is responsible for the management and conservation of the moor where not only the wildlife is preserved, but the numerous archaeological sites, including an ancient Iron Age roundhouse are protected. This is also a perfect place for birdwatchers to come and enjoy the vast variety of species in their natural habitat. The moor has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest

Just to the north of the moors is the ancient town of Whitby with its historic Whitby Abbey, cobbled streets and busy harbour. There are numerous restaurants which are renowned for freshly caught fish, lots of shops selling beautiful Whitby Jet and a number of pubs to visit. There are also...

 

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