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Drystone wall restoration at Hambleton

Grants for traditional boundaries‏

Farmers and landowners in the North York Moors have benefited from grants totalling £64,400 last year to plant and restore hedges and dry stone walls. The funding came from the National Park Authority’s Traditional Boundary Scheme (TBS) which was set up to assist the maintenance of these key characters of the local and national landscape […]

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Work to save Yorkshire’s last remaining freshwater pearl mussels

Microscopic young of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel were given a helping hand recently by conservationists from the North York Moors National Park and the Environment Agency. The work was carried out as part of the Esk Pearl Mussel and Salmon Recovery Project which aims to reverse the decline of Yorkshire’s last surviving population of […]

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Look out for Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys

Between June and September 2014, visitors to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast will be surprised to see a variety (in different forms) of ‘pink sheep’ popping up all over the North York Moors – in shop windows and other areas of villages and various tourism attractions. Ranging from large sculptured sheep to those […]

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Visit a local moorland farm – Open Farm Sunday

Two farms in the North York Moors National Park will be throwing open their gates to visitors on 8 June 2014 as part of Open Farm Sunday. Stonebeck Gate Farm, Fryup and Fowl Green Farm, Commondale will be hosting a variety of activities to highlight life on a moorland farm and the vital role farmers […]

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Half term fun on the North York Moors

Fun-packed family adventures are on offer this half term in the North York Moors. The National Park Authority has teamed up with East Barnby Outdoor Centre and the National Trust for events that enable people to explore the area on two feet, two wheels or even with a paddle! To gear up for the Grand […]

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UK National Parks ‘Space to Grow’ photo competition offers chance to win Merrell footwear

It is often said that the UK’s National Parks represent the essence of Britain – its past, its present, and its future. This year’s UK National Parks photo competition (14 April – 28 May) is aimed at highlighting the latter of these assets and celebrating the people who will carry the spirit of Britain’s breathing […]

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Loads to do this Easter in the North York Moors National Park

A host of fun events for families is planned for the Easter holidays in the North York Moors National Park. Teddy Bears are invited along for some woodland adventures, littlies can get to grips with bugs, birds and Easter crafts, explorers can hunt for treasure, while adventurers can take part in a series of high-octane […]

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Half term events in the North York Moors National Park

Wildlife is the theme for the events taking place at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby this February half term (17 – 21 February). From making bird feeders to crafting spring flowers, the events focus on animals and plants found in the North York Moors National Park. Events cost £4 – 5 and are suitable […]

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North Yorkshire boardwalk completed in Sneaton Forest

Walkers tramping Wainwright’s 190 mile Coast to Coast route will find the going a little easier thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the North York Moors National Park. Working in very muddy conditions, the volunteers have constructed a 65 metre boardwalk through Sneaton Forest towards the end of the long distance walk. The new […]

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People asked to ‘Think Pink’

Organisations, businesses and those who live in and around the North York Moors are being encouraged to take part in a promotional campaign aimed at increasing visitors to the National Park and surrounding area. Running this summer, the campaign involves displaying sheep in pink jerseys in a variety of locations to persuade people to explore […]

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