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Moorsbus at Danby

Moorsbus 2017 launch

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 […]

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Dark Skies Festival

Poem to Yorkshire’s dark skies released ahead of the 100+ events at this year’s Festival

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 […]

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Moors Conservation Award

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, […]

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Ian McMillan, credit: Adrian Mealing

Poetry star to capture the beauty of Yorkshire’s Dark Skies in verse

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, […]

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A magical ensemble

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. […]

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Holy Mo and the Crackers

Party at Parkfest 2016

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 […]

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National Park celebrates work opportunities

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 […]

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North Yorkshire LEADER Programme now open

LEADER Programme now open

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 […]

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Festive Fair at National Park Centre

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 […]

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Halloween at the North York Moors National park

Halloween in North York Moors National Park

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 […]

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New natural play area at Sutton Bank National Park Centre

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 […]

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This Exploited Land: conservation of industrial heritage on the Moors

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, […]

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National Parks Manifesto: Parks need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources

“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 […]

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View towards Staithes from Boulby Cliffs photo by Mike Kipling

Consultation on coastal management plan‏

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 […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-picker’s journal (13th June)

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 – […]

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Curlew photo by Mike Nicholas

North York Moors wader survey begins

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 […]

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Canoeing on the Esk

18 things to do in the North York Moors National Park this Easter

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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Local Businesses wanted to join in Lost Pink Sheep Initiative

Join in the #LostSheepPinkJerseys fun – we're looking for more businesses, residents or communities. Find out more http://t.co/IhTjXcKOVE — North York Moors NP (@northyorkmoors) March 19, 2014

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Tanya Eyre Hawk and Owl Trust Fylingdales

Friendly faces reveal their favourite places

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 […]

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North York Moors National Park conservation apprentices - photo by Doug Jackson

Why the North York Moors National Park value apprenticeships

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 […]

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UK’s loneliest bus stop on North York Moors?

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.

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National Park signs new planning performance agreement with York Potash LTD

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 […]

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Paul & Denise Grantham

North York Moors National Park recruiting voluntary rangers

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. […]

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The new show place at The Moors National Park Centre Danby

Winter opening times at National Park Centres…

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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Secretary of State presents award to National Park apprentices

The North York Moors National Park Authority has been named Yorkshire and the Humber’s best employer in the final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 (Medium Employer of the Year). The “extraordinary calibre” of entries meant those who reached the regional final were “the cream of the crop”, say organisers. The Authority has now won […]

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Invitation to the new North York Moors Community Forum

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Rare opportunity to visit Scotch Corner Chapel

The John Bunting Chapel at Scotch Corner will be open to the public on Saturday September 14, as part of Heritage Open Days. John Bunting was born in London in 1927, evacuated to Yorkshire in 1939 and studied at Ampleforth College. There he met Robert Thompson, whose trademark mouse is on furniture throughout the school, […]

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What are National Parks for?

This post appears with the kind permission of the author, ‘Sundew’, and the editor of  “Voice of the Moors”, the magazine of the North York Moors Association, in which it was recently published.  It has been abbreviated somewhat for the blog. The present proposals for potash mining in the Park near Whitby have, once again, […]

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National Park Funding Bid

Our rural market towns depend heavily on tourism and attracting people that have money to spend. Support North York Moors National Park bid to attract more cyclists. http://www.northyorkmoorstourism.com/cycling.html

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