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Tourism businesses invited to gather to celebrate activities and achievements on the North York Moors Coast

Tourism businesses along the North York Moors coast will gather for a special event in March to hear about the North York Moors National Park’s latest activities to support the renaissance of the coastline. The day will also provide valuable business development and marketing advice. The Big Bash, which is being held at the Spa […]

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National Park launches photography competition

Visitors who snap a great image during the upcoming Dark Skies Festival (9-25 February) have the chance of winning a range of outdoor kit in a photography competition launched by the North York Moors National Park. Helmsley astro photographer Steve Bell will judge the best of the images that need to have been taken in […]

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Artists look skywards for inspiration for North York Moors National Park’s Dark Skies exhibition

Whether it’s a brooding storm or a starry night, the atmospheric skies above the North York Moors have provided a rich source of inspiration for new works of art in an upcoming exhibition at the National Park’s gallery in Danby. The Dark Skies exhibition at the Inspired by… gallery, which opens on February 10 to […]

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Starmakers initiative to help meet demand for dark skies events in Yorkshire’s National Parks

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks will be running a Starmakers initiative to recruit and develop a band of expert astro-guides to meet the booming interest in stargazing and the night sky. With the Dark Skies Festival now an annual fixture following the popularity of the first two events and a rising […]

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Coastal event kicks off new programme of destination support for local tourism businesses

Local tourism businesses are invited to attend an event later in September to hear about how they can get involved in, and benefit from, a new programme of support aimed at promoting the North York Moors coastline as a visitor destination. Following the success of the first Coastal Communities Funded programme, the North York Moors […]

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Out and About: heather, lovely but time limited

Continuing our occasional series of things to do and see in the local area The heather is out! And has been for some time, one of the best displays for some years, so pop out and enjoy it while it lasts, because it won’t last much longer. The National Park website describes what is special […]

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Summer exhibition at North York Moors gallery captures the feeling of freedom in the landscape

The freedom that people often feel when they’re standing in a vast, beautiful landscape is captured in the latest exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s art gallery. The Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby is exhibiting a solo show by Yorkshire Dales artist Penny Hunt entitled: The Feel of […]

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Renowned outdoor photographers share their skills during Moorsview 2017 (8-10 September)

Some of the most renowned North Yorkshire photographers will share with camera enthusiasts their approach to taking great images of the North York Moors landscape and wildlife during a weekend devoted to outdoor photography. Moorsview 2017, organised by local businesses PC Photographic and Trailblazer Outdoors, will see a fresh line-up of speakers for a one-day […]

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Help dig for history – Volunteers sought for Land of Iron community archaeological excavation

People can play their part in helping unearth and preserve the historical remains associated with one of the most important industrial periods in the history of the North York Moors by joining a community archaeological excavation. The North York Moors National Park is seeking volunteers to join experts in the excavation of three trenches at […]

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Summer events in the National Park

There’s so much going on in the North York Moors National Park this summer we haven’t space to include it all.  Here’s a taster, for lots more information please visit the Park website. It’s National Parks Week (23-31 July) – one week of events, two festivals, tons of fun! And it all kicks off with the […]

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Big name concert billing lined up for North York Moors summer festival

ParkFest lines up bumper weekend of music, art, Celts and dragons. A Yorkshire singer songwriter with growing national acclaim will be taking to the stage during a two-day summer art and music festival in the North York Moors National Park. Ilkley-born Rupert Stroud will be performing alongside Sheffield band The Buffalo Skinners on the first […]

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National Park walking festival this weekend

The North York Moors National Park invites you to join them over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend for the return of their walking festival, and enjoy a great programme of guided themed walks in some very special places. There will be: • a chance to wind down with a beer or cake, to something a […]

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National Park gallery invites artists to submit miniature works of art for summer exhibition

Established and emerging artists are being invited to submit original pieces of art on postcards for a summer exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s gallery. Each piece of work will feature in Art to Go, a five-week exhibition at the Inspired by… gallery at Danby which begins on 29 July and aims to […]

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National Park gallery launches supporters’ scheme

Regular visitors to the North York Moors National Park’s art gallery are to be rewarded for their patronage. The popular Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby has introduced a Supporters’ Scheme in its 10th anniversary year offering a range of benefits to regular visitors while also helping to raise funds […]

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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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