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Dark Skies Festival’s legacy as Scarborough firm invests in pop-up planetarium

North York Moors National Park grant helps fund investment in portable astronomy equipment. Exploring the celestial wonders above North Yorkshire is being made easier thanks to a £15,000 investment in a pop-up planetarium and two powerful portable telescopes by a Scarborough firm. Hidden Horizons, which specialises in science and natural history-based tours including coastal fossil […]

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Ironstone heritage project begins in the North York Moors National Park

A major four-year project that aims to preserve the legacy and the landscape connected with one of the most important historical periods in the North York Moors gets underway in March, thanks to National Lottery players. The beginning of a three-week art exhibition at the National Park’s Inspired by… gallery and Ironfest, a one-day festival […]

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Big Garden Birdwatch

More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of 28-30 January, 2017. If you’d like to take part, and count the birds visiting your garden, you can request a free information pack, or […]

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Innovative Wildlife Scheme on the River Rye secures Heritage Lottery Funds

A £2m grant to support Ryevitalise, a project to revitalise the River Rye’s heritage, has been given initial approval by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership programme, it was announced today. The North York Moors National Park has secured this grant working with a number of partnership members, land owners and local […]

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North York Moors National Park Authority’s 2016 Design Award winners

The results have just been announced. Best New Dwelling goes to Upgang, Westgate, Thornton le Dale with judges commendation being awarded to Alum Drive Eskdaleside Sleights, (affordable homes development). Best Extension to an Existing Dwelling was awarded to The Old Vicarage, Ingleby, Greenhow. Best Conversion went to High Ewecote Farm, Chopgate, Best Non-Residential Development was […]

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Half term fun at the National Park

From craft making to witch hunts, creating cosy homes for hedgehogs and fabulous fungus, it’s all happening this half-term at the North York Moors National Park. With half-term approaching, why not take some time to visit the North York Moors and join in some of the spookily good fun! The Moors National Park Centre, Danby […]

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Inspirational exhibits

From Friday 29 October to Tuesday 15 November, a number of artists from Leeds will be displaying their work, reflecting their interpretation to Yorkshire landscapes, in the Inspired by… gallery, at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. The ‘Northern Connection’ exhibition, by selected members of Leeds Fine Artists, shows a direct personal response to Yorkshire […]

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Boost for Cleveland Way

Cleveland Way Managers are delighted by the great supporting boost to the National Trail that’s being provided by Hardmoors events. The North York Moors National Park Authority has entered into a three year agreement with Hardmoors, where a pound of every entry fee to one of the Hardmoors Runs will be donated to support the […]

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Help plan the future of the national park

The North York Moors National Park Authority is seeking the views from everyone with an interest in the National Park to help plan for the future. ‘The Local Plan’, the document used to make decisions on what is or isn’t given planning permission in the National Park, is being updated. It covers issues such as […]

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New Cleveland Way Walk Provides Stunning Views‏

This month a new circular walk suitable for trampers, mobility scooters and wheelchair users has opened in the North York Moors National Park providing a fantastic day of walking across the 5.3 mile long route. Much of the walk takes in stunning views from the Cleveland Way National Trail. Starting at the iconic Sutton Bank […]

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Inspiration from wildlife, countryside and coast at the Inspired by… gallery

Wildlife artist Coral Rose captures the energy and beauty of rural life, portraying traditional subjects in a contemporary style, in her fabulous display of work entitled, ‘All Around Us’, exhibiting at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby from 12 August to 4 September. Working predominately in pastel, Coral takes her inspiration from animals and the countryside, […]

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Seeking families to care for habitats

Families with children aged 4 – 14 are invited to take part in the next round of the North York Moors National Park’s Explorer Club which starts at the beginning of September. Meeting one Saturday or Sunday a month for six months, the club is a great way for families to learn about the habitats […]

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Summer fun at Sutton Bank

Children’s crafts, minibeast madness, treasure hunts and demonstrations are just some of the activities taking place on ‘Sutton Bank Sundays’ and ‘Little Boots Tuesdays – a range of family events at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, throughout August. And with phase two of our outdoor play area opening, including tree houses, sandpit, mud kitchen, swamp […]

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England Coast Path gives access to new Staithes vantage point

The opening of the newest stretch of the England Coast Path has given first-time public access to a headland near Staithes, providing visitors with a spectacular new vantage point that showcases the beauty of the fishing village. The 68-mile stretch of path from Middlesbrough to Filey Brigg which was officially opened by Natural England this […]

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Park Authority design awards‏ – open for entries

The North York Moors National Park Authority’s 2016 Design Awards are now open to receive entries. Sponsored by artisan glassmakers Gillies Jones, the awards are an excellent way to showcase the great design work in the region. The winner of each category will receive a commemorative glass bowl from Gillies Jones. This biennial event celebrates […]

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Your opinion sought by National Park

The North York Moors National Park Authority is asking all ‘People in the Park’ for their views on topics such as planning, services and communications in its latest Residents’ Survey. The survey, available in both electronic and hard copy, will be issued to residents in July. The Authority is keen to gain residents feedback and […]

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A fin-tastic programme lined up for inaugural fish festival 18 June‏

Free tasters of freshly caught and barbecued seafood, sea shanties, sketching workshops, a fortune-telling salmon and the unveiling of the newly-restored RNLI fish donation box are some of the treats lined-up during an event celebrating the fishing heritage of the North York Moors Coast. The inaugural Fish. Fillet. Feast! event on Saturday 18 June will […]

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Overlooked – an exhibition of the North York Moors

Yorkshire based ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and textile artist Agnis Smallwood are proud to present ‘Overlooked’, an exhibition focusing on the North York Moors, at the Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby, from Thursday 30 June – Tuesday 19 July 2016. Charlotte is a ceramic designer/maker from the Yorkshire Dales, who […]

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Common ground for local author Rob Cowen

In partnership with Ryedale Book Festival, the National Park is very excited to be welcoming award-winning local author Rob Cowen, to The National Park Visitor Centre, Danby where he will be talking about his work at an event 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on 19 June. Sally Smith, Events and Exhibition Coordinator at the National […]

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North York Moors National Park Authority – second walking festival

Wander in wonder during Spring Bank Holiday’s WalkFest 2016. A series of guided strolls and hikes that shed light on the beauty spots, heritage and wildlife of the North York Moors National Park are in the offing for visitors during a three-day walking festival. Following the success of last year’s inaugural WalkFest, the North York […]

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North York Moors National Park plans cycling festival during Tour de Yorkshire

Host of family-friendly activities planned at the National Park’s prime race-viewing spots The North York Moors National Park Authority is preparing a celebration of cycling at each of its visitor centres at Sutton Bank and Danby which are both key locations along the final stage of the race on Sunday 1 May. Entry to each […]

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Every school child in England has chance to visit National Parks

The North York Moors National Park Authority is delighted with government plans to enable every schoolchild in England the chance to visit National Parks as part of new education plans announced today. Speaking as she launched the new plan in the South Downs National Park, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said: By instilling a love of […]

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Trailblazing funding for the North York Moors‏

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a £2.8m grant to protect and raise awareness of one of the unique landscapes of the North York Moors National Park. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, the project will help understand and enhance the landscape and its legacy of 19th century ironstone exploitation, preserving it […]

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Seeking families to care for habitats‏

Families with children aged 4 – 14 are invited to take part in the next round of the North York Moors National Park’s Explorer Club which starts at the beginning of May. Meeting one Saturday or Sunday a month for six months, the club is a great way for families to learn about the habitats […]

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LEADER launch event

The North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER Programme is open for business. A Local Action Group (LAG) event is being held to officially launch the Programme and provide information on the types of projects being sought, eligible types of expenditure and the application process. The event will take place from 10:00am – 12:00pm on […]

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Gamekeepers play pivotal rescue roll

Tribute has been paid to gamekeepers for their vital role in helping with search and rescue missions on the moors. With two-thirds of Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team (SRMRT) calls coming from the vast tracts of upland heath, members rely on the expertise of keepers who manage the remote and unforgiving landscapes for grouse […]

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National Trails donation scheme

The National Trails are the best known and best loved trails in England and Wales. They offer everyone the opportunity to explore our wonderful countryside. They’re free to use and are maintained to the very highest standards. The trails are looked after by highly skilled and dedicated staff. All trail managers want to continue to […]

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Dark Skies Festival, February 15 to 21

From the North York Moors National Park: The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are a stargazer’s paradise. We have some of the best night skies in the country. In an urban area you will be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night, but in an area of low light pollution, such as our National […]

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This Exploited Land: talk at HAHS

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society begins its new season of talks on Friday January 15 with “This Exploited Land: the trailblazing story of ironstone and railways in the North York Moors”. The speaker will be Dr Louise Cooke, Heritage Officer for ‘This Exploited Land’ Project, North York Moors National Park Authority. (Members may recall that […]

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The North York Moors – an ecological disaster?

In this important film George Monbiot is seen addressing delegates at this year’s National Park Conference – it was a brave invitation. He is highly critical of past and present land management of our uplands and makes an impassioned plea for re-wilding of these areas, including of course the North York Moors. I’d urge you […]

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