Team Update - Dom & Phoebe
We're pleased to introduce Dominic Barry as the North York Moors National Park Authority's Cycling Development Manager, a brand-new role to help shape the direction of cycling within the National Park.
Dom previously worked for Forestry England as a Recreation Manager, helping to improve the offer through working with new stakeholders, delivering events and diversifying income streams. He's also spent time working abroad in the ski and outdoor industry.
Dom is hoping to connect more people (…
Copyright free images
We have recently made aware that some businesses may have been contacted by a company alleging that they owe copyright fees for the use of some images which were provided by the North York Moors National Park. If you are contacted, you don't need to pay the fee. We suggest you respond with the following wording:
We can confirm that the rights to the Bridestones image in question was purchased by the North York Moors National Park on a copyright free basis. Our records include documentation cle…
With a busy summer season coming up we want to ensure that all visitors are looking after our towns, villages, and surrounding landscape.
The Yorkshire Land Network have created ‘the Countryside Code’ a light-hearted video with a serious message, featuring young rangers as they stumble across some common mistakes visitors make.
You can download videos to post to your own channels here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zqpehwci2f62in2/AADHXhcRh0U2DBqBsO7lHLSma?dl=0
or copy and paste the YouTube link …
Great Yorkshire Show
Here's a message from Emma at North Yorkshire Council:
Great Yorkshire Show - Partner packages
Following the launch of the new unitary council – North Yorkshire Council – the tourism teams from across the county are coming together to host a stand at the Great Yorkshire Show, taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate between 11th – 14th July 2023.
If you would like to join us on the stand to promote your business to a potential audience of over 140,000 and help to position …
Accessibility: even more important than you may have realised?
The Euan's Guide Access Survey is the longest running and largest survey of its kind in the UK.
Now in its eighth year, the results of the 2022 Euan's Guide Access Survey are available:
- 72% have found accessibility information on a venue’s website to be misleading, confusing or inaccurate
- 74% have experienced a disappointing trip or having had to change plans due to poor accessibility
- 51% said reviews from other disabled people improve their confidence when visiting new places
- 46% have …
Yorkshire Attractions Literature Display Event
The annual North & East Yorkshire Attractions Literature Distribution event will take place once again at Eden Camp on Wednesday 29th March 2023.
All the details are included in this invitation. You also need to take this with you in order to attend the event.
Become a North York Moors National Park Champion
This is a sneak peak at something we're just getting started with. I initially called it 'Ambassadors' but decided 'Champions' is less stuffy and more celebratory. You don't need to be super-human to participate! I can't give you all the details yet, but here's an outline which I hope will convince some of you to get involved and be the initial pioneer champions - or guinea pigs...
We'd like to work more closely with some people/businesses who really love their area and want to collaborate to r…
Recommendations & community
[Image: Ceri Oakes]
I've often talked about the importance of insider tips and recommendations. As money gets tighter, visitors will hesitate to spend their hard-earned cash and they will need more reassurance than ever before. Even when people have money, they appreciate insider tips.
Visitors won't want to waste money so they want to know they're doing the 'right thing' to spend. They'll also want to feel they're spending money with businesses and individuals who 'deserve' their custom.
Year of the Coast
2023 is the Year of the Coast and with 26 miles of marvellous coastline sitting here in the North York Moors National Park - sandwiched between beautiful moorland and the North Sea - we’re encouraging you to celebrate it with us.
There will be plenty to do along the way with our many walks and ambles, events and exhibitions to keep you busy. Stop by some of the country’s most-famous cafés and restaurants, or help keep your coast neat and tidy with some community beach cleans.
To mark the Year …
Dark Skies - festival, advice & funding
Image: Steve Bell
Mike Hawtin gave a very interesting presentation about opportunities relating to the North York Moors National Park's International Dark Sky Reserve status, what you can do to help preserve this, how your business and nature can benefit, and some funding that could help you. You can watch the recording any time between now and 16th December. Here's the link