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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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Walling and hedging grants available

Grants of up to £2,000 are now on offer to land managers in the North York Moors National Park for hedgerow planting and drystone walling. The Traditional Boundary Scheme seeks to restore and improve traditional field boundaries, which form an important part of the landscape character across the National Park. The Authority wants to help […]

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LEADER Programme opens for business

The North York Moors National Park has successfully secured £2.336 million of European funding to support businesses and projects in the area and is inviting local businesses, individuals, communities and organisations to apply for funding to help with projects that will make a positive and direct contribution to the local economy. The funding is available […]

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Innovative Wildlife Scheme on the River Rye secures Heritage Lottery Funds

A £2m grant to support Ryevitalise, a project to revitalise the River Rye’s heritage, has been given initial approval by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership programme, it was announced today. The North York Moors National Park has secured this grant working with a number of partnership members, land owners and local […]

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North York Moors National Park Authority’s 2016 Design Award winners

The results have just been announced. Best New Dwelling goes to Upgang, Westgate, Thornton le Dale with judges commendation being awarded to Alum Drive Eskdaleside Sleights, (affordable homes development). Best Extension to an Existing Dwelling was awarded to The Old Vicarage, Ingleby, Greenhow. Best Conversion went to High Ewecote Farm, Chopgate, Best Non-Residential Development was […]

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Half term fun at the National Park

From craft making to witch hunts, creating cosy homes for hedgehogs and fabulous fungus, it’s all happening this half-term at the North York Moors National Park. With half-term approaching, why not take some time to visit the North York Moors and join in some of the spookily good fun! The Moors National Park Centre, Danby […]

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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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Inspirational exhibits

From Friday 29 October to Tuesday 15 November, a number of artists from Leeds will be displaying their work, reflecting their interpretation to Yorkshire landscapes, in the Inspired by… gallery, at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. The ‘Northern Connection’ exhibition, by selected members of Leeds Fine Artists, shows a direct personal response to Yorkshire […]

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Malcolm Hodgson and Jon Steele

Boost for Cleveland Way

Cleveland Way Managers are delighted by the great supporting boost to the National Trail that’s being provided by Hardmoors events. The North York Moors National Park Authority has entered into a three year agreement with Hardmoors, where a pound of every entry fee to one of the Hardmoors Runs will be donated to support the […]

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Help plan the future of the national park

The North York Moors National Park Authority is seeking the views from everyone with an interest in the National Park to help plan for the future. ‘The Local Plan’, the document used to make decisions on what is or isn’t given planning permission in the National Park, is being updated. It covers issues such as […]

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Sutton Bank viewing platform

New Cleveland Way Walk Provides Stunning Views‏

This month a new circular walk suitable for trampers, mobility scooters and wheelchair users has opened in the North York Moors National Park providing a fantastic day of walking across the 5.3 mile long route. Much of the walk takes in stunning views from the Cleveland Way National Trail. Starting at the iconic Sutton Bank […]

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Inspiration from wildlife, countryside and coast at the Inspired by… gallery

Wildlife artist Coral Rose captures the energy and beauty of rural life, portraying traditional subjects in a contemporary style, in her fabulous display of work entitled, ‘All Around Us’, exhibiting at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby from 12 August to 4 September. Working predominately in pastel, Coral takes her inspiration from animals and the countryside, […]

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Summer fun at Sutton Bank

Children’s crafts, minibeast madness, treasure hunts and demonstrations are just some of the activities taking place on ‘Sutton Bank Sundays’ and ‘Little Boots Tuesdays – a range of family events at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, throughout August. And with phase two of our outdoor play area opening, including tree houses, sandpit, mud kitchen, swamp […]

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Dale View Barn - Crag House Farm

Park Authority design awards‏ – open for entries

The North York Moors National Park Authority’s 2016 Design Awards are now open to receive entries. Sponsored by artisan glassmakers Gillies Jones, the awards are an excellent way to showcase the great design work in the region. The winner of each category will receive a commemorative glass bowl from Gillies Jones. This biennial event celebrates […]

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Your opinion sought by National Park

The North York Moors National Park Authority is asking all ‘People in the Park’ for their views on topics such as planning, services and communications in its latest Residents’ Survey. The survey, available in both electronic and hard copy, will be issued to residents in July. The Authority is keen to gain residents feedback and […]

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Holy Moly & 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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Dark skies above Rievaulx Abbey, North York Moors Credit Russell Norman Photography

National Park happily in the dark

The most detailed ever satellite maps of England’s light pollution and dark skies, have today been released by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), confirming that the North York Moors National Park (NYMNP) has some of the very darkest skies possible and no severe light pollution. Findings, produced using satellite images captured at 1:30am […]

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AONB moves in with National Park

AONB moves in with the National Park

Cllr Val Arnold, the newly appointed Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council, was on hand recently to formally celebrate the move of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team to the offices of the North York Moors National Park Authority in Helmsley. The two organisations already work together closely, as they have […]

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New cafe opens at Sutton Bank

A courtyard café, ‘Snack Shack’, has recently opened its doors at the Sutton Bank National Park Centre in the North York Moors. Providing ice creams, fish and chips, speciality teas, coffees, hot chocolate and much more, the Snack Shack provides a wonderful area to relax and recharge your batteries. Open on Friday’s and weekends during […]

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TdY 70-metre high land art unveiled

A giant piece of “land art” has been unveiled to mark Stage Three of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on the top of Sutton Bank. The whopping 70m high, 40m wide white painting on the grassy airfield at the Yorkshire Gliding Club is next to one of the race’s toughest ascents and has […]

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Common Ground by Robert Cowen

Common ground for local author Rob Cowen

In partnership with Ryedale Book Festival, the National Park is very excited to be welcoming award-winning local author Rob Cowen, to The National Park Visitor Centre, Danby where he will be talking about his work at an event 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on 19 June. Sally Smith, Events and Exhibition Coordinator at the National […]

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Photography 2009 for North York moors National Park Authority. No third party use. No commercial use

Protecting Lyke Wake Walk

With just 14 days left to go, walkers have so far pledged £1,757 to help improve the Lyke Wake Walk in the North York Moors and we’re hoping that with the support of other people with a love for the National Park, that we can reach our £10,000 target by the deadline of 9 May. […]

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Trailblazing funding for the North York Moors‏

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a £2.8m grant to protect and raise awareness of one of the unique landscapes of the North York Moors National Park. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, the project will help understand and enhance the landscape and its legacy of 19th century ironstone exploitation, preserving it […]

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Explorer Club

Seeking families to care for habitats‏

Families with children aged 4 – 14 are invited to take part in the next round of the North York Moors National Park’s Explorer Club which starts at the beginning of May. Meeting one Saturday or Sunday a month for six months, the club is a great way for families to learn about the habitats […]

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