North York Moors Essentials

In late summer England’s largest expanse of heather moorland flushes purple, creating a truly magnificent sight. The forests and ancient woodlands of the North York Moors harbour roe deer, badgers, owls and turtle doves, while seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales are regular visitors along a dramatic 26-mile coastline. The North York Moors National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the UK and every February the Dark Skies Festival celebrates all things celestial. And don’t miss the daffs – a yellow blaze of native wild daffodils that transforms Farndale each spring.