North York Moors National Park at 69

News and Events, Places to Visit, Things to Do

The North York Moors National Park turned 69 years old today (29th November 2021) – congratulations!

National Parks were first considered as far back as the 1930’s but didn’t start to become a thing until The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 with the Peak District becoming the first one in April 1951. The North York Moors National Park wasn’t far behind and was formed on the 29th of November 1952 From as far in the West as the impressive Sutton Bank to the Yorkshire Coast and its seaside towns and villages, the National Park covers an area of 554 square miles.

The start of the National Park is just up the road from us at Cliff House Holiday Cottages. The National Park offers a wealth of things to see and do when on holiday, whether that is walking on the moors or the coast, mountain biking in Dalby Forest or taking a day out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby on coast.  At Cliff House whilst we haven’t been here as long as the National Park, we are loving being able to explore such a fantastic place, that is just on our doorstep.  Here’s some of our favourite pictures of the Park that we have taken since moving here.

Our five holiday cottages in North Yorkshire are just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast.  Half way between the market town of Pickering and the seaside town of Scarborough, we offer a perfect year round base for exploring the foodie delights of the area.  Our range of five cottages include a 6 person cottage with one en suite and a further 2 bathrooms, as well as smaller cottages suitable for couples and people travelling own their own.  All of our cottages are set within 2 acres of grounds, are dog friendly and all cottages have access to our indoor heated swimming pool.  As “Walking Friendly” accommodation, we supply maps and local guide books with details of lots of local walks  – also as we live on site we are also on hand to recommend a walk or two!



Dark Skies at Cliff House

Dark Skies at Cliff House

At Cliff House Holiday Cottages, we are right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, one of the few (21) designated International Dark Skies Reserves in the world. Which means we are one of the best places in the country to see stars, because of the low...

The Cross Keys, dinner by Uovo

The Cross Keys, dinner by Uovo

A fantastic new restaurant in Malton, putting it firmly on the foodie map Uovo has been around the East and North Yorkshire area as a pop up restaurant headed by chef patron David Tait for a couple of years now following lock down.  Recently David has set down roots...