A night zip wire experience and stargazing combined with a stellar eating experience will be just two of numerous new events in a much-expanded Dark Skies Festival across North Yorkshire in February 2018. From the inaugural event in 2016, the Festival has proven to be such a hit with visitors that the joint organisers, the […]
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150 years ago many parts of the North York Moors looked very different from the present day: the valleys and hills were filled with fire, smoke and noise as they helped fuel the industrial revolution. A short but intense period of ironstone mining and railway construction left a huge impact on the landscape and its […]
A former soldier who took up painting to come to terms with leaving the Army early after sustaining an injury, is making his debut in the world of art with an exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s gallery this autumn. Adrian Wright who lives in Glaisdale will be showcasing a selection of paintings […]
We recently posted an item about a new 3m high bronze sculpture by artist Sean Henry, entitled ‘Seated Figure’, which has been installed on the North York Moors, near Westerdale. Several comments followed, discussing whether or not this artwork spoiled, or enhanced, the natural environment. One point for the ‘spoilers’ group which was not mentioned, […]
A new 3m high, bronze sculpture by artist Sean Henry, entitled ‘Seated Figure’, has been installed on the North York Moors, near Westerdale. The piece is the first public sculpture to be placed within the National Park, where it will stay for 5 years. We visited today, leaving the car in a layby near a […]
A new scheme led by The North York Moors National Park Authority worth over £100,000 has secured £64,000 from National Lottery players to halt the dramatic decline in Turtle Dove numbers. Thanks to the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), this exciting project will enable vital research and conservation work to be undertaken over […]
The ever popular Moorsbus network of leisure bus services to and across the North York Moors National Park is to restart early this Spring. Moorsbus will also run on twice as many days compared with last year, taking locals and visitors to the heart of some of Britain’s finest countryside every Sunday and Bank Holiday […]
An ode to the Yorkshire’s night sky has been released as more events are added to the county’s largest celebration of all-things-celestial. The week-long Dark Skies Festival happens in four weeks’ time to coincide with half term (Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 February). It will see over 100 events being held across 21 different locations […]
Applications are now open for a Conservation Award, which is made biennially and recognises efforts to protect biodiversity or vernacular architecture in the North York Moors. An award of £500 is made to the winning entry, funded jointly by the North Yorkshire Moors Association and the National Park Authority. Applications are now invited from individuals, […]
One of the UK’s best known poets has been commissioned by the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities to pen a poem celebrating the wonders of the county’s dark skies. Ian McMillan, known as the ‘Bard of Barnsley’, will be drawing on his observations of stargazing and hunting down the Aurora Borealis, […]
The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival proudly presents ‘The Oculi Ensemble’ in a delightful arrangement of music at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. Musical Director Jamie Walton presents the group on Friday 11 November at 7pm. Tickets cost £15 each and can be purchased by telephoning 01439 772738. Parking included in the price. […]
It’s back! ParkFest 2016 is being held in the North York Moors National Park on Saturday 23 July – Sunday 24 July, with dynamic ‘gypsy folk and roll’ band Holy Moly & the Crackers kick starting events as they take centre stage at 7pm on Saturday. Just back from their awesome debut performance at Glastonbury […]
14 – 18 March is National Apprentices week so what better time to recognise the excellent contribution and work undertaken by our apprentices at the North York Moors National Park Authority. Here at the Park we aim to provide a wide range of opportunities for apprentices to gain confidence and new skills, working in a […]
The North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) is pleased to announce that the North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER Programme now open having been officially launched today (Monday 8 February). Applications for funding from local businesses, individuals, communities and organisations are now being accepted. The NYMNPA has successfully secured £2.336 million of European […]
Our popular annual Christmas Fair is being held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November at the Moors National Park Centre, Danby. Celebrating the very best of local arts, crafts and seasonal gifts, this free event, opening at 10:30am, offers the chance to buy quality food, drink and gifts direct from the artists and producers […]
From bats and crafts to forest walks, Halloween promises to be spooktacular. With half-term approaching why not take some time out to visit the North York Moors and join in some of the spell binding activities on offer. Information on all events and details of how to book can be found here. Sally-Ann Smith, Exhibitions […]
A new creative area for natural play has been developed at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, using natural landscape features to provide a place for adventure, challenge and fun for children of all ages. Tracks and tree stumps, round-houses, tree-house and sand ‘pools’ invite imaginative games in an iconic location at the gateway to the […]
The 19th century ironstone mining and railway developments on the North York Moors have left an indelible signature on our landscape. THIS EXPLOITED LAND (‘TEL’) is a partnership of community and statutory organisations, led by the North York Moors National Park Authority; established to preserve that landscape and tell its trailblazing story. In autumn 2013, […]
“National Parks in the 21stCentury: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being and are an important part of our cultural heritage. The manifesto – the first of its kind produced by CNP – says that National Parks, such as the Yorkshire Dales, Peak […]
Views on what should be included in a plan that will shape management of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast over the next five years are being sought. From wide aspirations for the future to small enhancement projects, all ideas are welcome to ensure the new plan reflects the opinions of those living and […]
No 32: Fitter Litter. Welcome to Coniser Howl, which is on the North York Moors and looks like this. I know it’s called Coniser Howl now because I’ve just looked at the map, but although Mr CF and I know it quite well from our walks and bike-rides, up until now we’ve called it – […]
A survey recording the number of waders breeding on the moorland of the North York Moors is currently underway. Funded by the National Park Authority and Natural England, information collected during the survey will be used to inform future decisions around moorland management to benefit these birds. Curlew, golden plover, lapwing and snipe are the […]
A host of fun events for families is planned for the Easter holidays in the North York Moors National Park. Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app Teddy Bears are invited along for some woodland adventures, littlies can get to grips with bugs, birds and Easter crafts, explorers can hunt for treasure, while adventurers […]
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Friendly faces from in and around the North York Moors will be popping up on the National Park Authority’s Facebook and Twitter feeds to celebrate English Tourism Week (29 March – 6 April). They will be giving their insider tips on the best places to go for a walk, sample some local food or head […]
To mark National Apprenticeship Week (3 – 7 March) the National Park has outlined the work they are doing supporting young apprentices. The Authority set up its first apprentice scheme in 2002 to address an identified need to help young people develop the skills and confidence to find jobs locally and therefore sustain local communities. The […]
Recognise this bus stop? The BBC news magazine is running an informal competition to find the UK’s loneliest bus stop, and one of the nominees is quite close to home. Read all about it here.
The North York Moors National Park Authority welcomes the withdrawal of the existing planning application by York Potash Ltd and the signing of a new Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) with the company. Determination of the existing application, submitted in February 2013, was deferred at the request of York Potash in July 2013 following legal advice […]
People with a keen interest in the countryside and a knowledge of the North York Moors are needed to join the National Park Authority’s voluntary ranger service. The Authority is looking to recruit around 20 additional voluntary rangers to carry out a range of duties to help people enjoy the North York Moors National Park. […]
The Sutton Bank National Park Centre and The Moors National Park Centre at Danby will change to their winter opening hours from November 1. The winter times are: November and December, daily, until 1 January: 10.30am – 4pm Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day What’s New? At The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, a new […]
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