North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors is an upland area in north-eastern Yorkshire, England. It contains one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. The area was designated as a National Park in 1952, through the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

The North York Moors National Park Authority has 20 Members, who operate in a similar way to local authority councillors, and 173 members of staff (full-time and part-time) based at a headquarters in Helmsley and two National Park Centres: Danby Lodge and Sutton Bank.

The authority also has 14 Apprentices, and a huge team of Voluntary Rangers and volunteers from all walks of life who support the work of the Authority in many different ways.

Members meet at least quarterly and are responsible for making decisions in relation to the functions of the National Park Authority, determining the Authority’s policies and ensuring that resources are properly allocated.

Accommodation within the North York Moors National Park

The Black Swan – The Inn Collection Group

Market Place, Helmsley, YO62 5BJ, United Kingdom

Carlton Lodge

53 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EY

Burnley House

Burnley House, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA

Raven Hall Country House Hotel

Raven Hall Road, Ravenscar, YO13 0ET, United Kingdom

The Feathers

Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5BH

No 54

54 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EZ

Attractions within the North York Moors National Park

Helmsley Arts Centre

Old Meeting House Court, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5DW

Ryedale Folk Museum

Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA

Station Art Workshop

2 Station Workshops, Station rd, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby. YO22 4RA

Helmsley Castle

Castlegate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB

Helmsley Market

Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Where next?

Why not head to a larger town like Harrogate or city such as York for time at the theatre, in the shops or at a major attraction such as York Minster.