Climbing the 1 in 4 gradient of Sutton Bank is like rising into another world. At the top, a wide plain-like landscape stretches for miles. Sutton Bank has been named as an official Dark Sky Discovery Site, because the galaxy is often visible to the naked eye from the site.
- See stunning panoramas across the vales of York and Mowbray from the viewing point close to the Sutton Bank National Park Centre.
- Find out how the neighbouring landscape was formed by visiting Lime & Ice, the special exhibition at the National Park Centre.
- During the daytime you may also spot gliders as this has been the home of the Yorkshire Gliding Club since the 1930s.
- Sutton Bank is a good starting point for many biking and walking routes, including picking up the Cleveland Way. If you’d prefer a shorter walk, there are trails to the Kilburn White Horse, a 300ft-long equine figure cut into the hillside.
- Stroll from Sutton Bank to the nearby tarn-like Gormire Lake, the only natural lake in the national park and a sheltered magnet for wildlife, and see the coppiced trees at Garbutt Wood.