Self Catering in North York Moors

A self catering holiday cottage in the the North Yorkshire Moors, more commonly known as the North York Moors, is a national park in North Yorkshire, England. It covers an area of about 554 square miles (1,436 km²) and is known for its stunning landscapes that include vast heather moorlands, rolling hills, woodlands, and a rugged coastline. Established in 1952, the park is one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom.

The North York Moors is characterised by its diversity of landscapes. The interior of the park is predominantly moorland, which turns purple in late summer when the heather blooms. The park’s boundaries also encompass a variety of other habitats, including forests, valleys, and pastoral farmland, offering a rich biodiversity.

Historically and culturally rich, the area is dotted with evidence of ancient human activity, including Bronze Age stone circles, Iron Age hill forts, and remnants of Roman occupation. The park also contains picturesque villages, historic churches, and castles, providing a glimpse into England’s past.

The perfect self catering cottage where you can explore, ride, walk and swim. The coastline within the North York Moors National Park, known as the Heritage Coast, offers dramatic cliff views, secluded beaches, and charming coastal villages like Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. Whitby is particularly famous for its association with Bram Stoker’s Dracula and its atmospheric Abbey ruins.

The North York Moors is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and horse riding. The park boasts an extensive network of trails, including the Cleveland Way National Trail, which skirts the edge of the moors and follows the coast, providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

In summary, the North York Moors National Park is a place of natural beauty and historical significance, offering visitors a wide range of experiences from tranquil walks through heather-clad moorland to exploring ancient ruins and enjoying the dramatic scenery of the North Sea coast.

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