North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park Location

North York Moors National Park Location

At 553 square miles North York Moors National Park is the smallest of Yorkshire's three National Parks, but is home to the largest expanse of unbroken wild heather moorland in England. The moors cover around a third of the park and run to the coast between Staithes and Scarborough, the location for one of our Club campsites. From July to early September the heather bursts into flower turing the moors a vivid purple.

Pilgrims found peace and settled on the Moors. Their legacy remains in the wealth of important ruined abbeys, historic churches and priories across the area. The landscape is dotted with crosses that helped them find their way and are, perhaps the most recognisable feature of the Moors today.

On the Parks’s western boundary are the Hambleton and Cleveland Hills. The dales are a greener, more gentle landscape within the Park, with pockets of woodland and dotted with stone villages, abbeys and castles.

About one fifth of the National Park is covered with trees, providing the habitat for many species of wildlife and a place for recreation with a plentiful supply of waymarked walks and cycle routes and easy access trails.

Camping in North York Moors National Park