Folk who love the great outdoors are naturally drawn to the wild beauty of this part of Yorkshire, but you don’t have to be an outdoor type to enjoy all the region has to offer. There are plenty of interesting, relaxing and indulgent diversions for those wanting a break at a slightly different pace.
Criss-crossed with 1,400 miles of well-trodden footpaths, the North York Moors National Park is a haven for walkers and on foot is undeniably one of the best ways to see the most scenic parts. Book one of the many guided tours available or take yourself off on a self-guided walk. The North York Moors National Park website provides walking routes and maps, as well as a wealth of information for those using other modes of transport. Driving will give you equally good access to the most spectacular sights as you traverse roads winding through sleepy dales and along exposed ridge tops, marked out by weather-beaten stone crosses. Cyclists love this region and there are dozens of excellent cycling trails to be discovered. Or for a truly memorable experience, saddle up to a trusty four-legged steed and take a guided horse-riding tour.
Some of England’s most picturesque market towns lie in the heart of this glorious landscape. Helmsley’s stunning ruined Rievaulx Abbey and the foodie delights of Malton are well worth exploring. Pickering, on the edge of the national park, is best known for its heritage steam railway.
Charming villages packed with stony cottages, tea rooms and cheery folk are an enticing draw for visitors. Hutton le Hole tops the list for many with sheep freely roaming the village streets. The stream-side thatched cottages and triangular village green in Thornton le Dale are straight out of a watercolour. And on the coast, Whitby, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood's Bay have a timeless, ghostly air.
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