National Park activity

Year of the Coast

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 amblesevents 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.

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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

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Happy Birthday!

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On Monday 28 November 2022, the North York Moors celebrates 70 years as a National Park. We hope you’ll get involved in the birthday spirit!

Create your own content or share directly from our social channels. We’ve created some birthday graphics for you to download and use. Don’t forget our YouTube channel to share your favourite videos too.

Key messages:

  • Happy 70th Birthday North York Moors National Park
  • Celebrating 70 years of heather moorland, rugged coastline and deep-wooded dales
  • A s…

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Business grants

The North York Moors National Park Authority is offering up to £10,000 in financial support as part of its Local Business Tourism Contribution Grant 2022/23. Tourism businesses are encouraged to apply to implement new projects and ventures that appeal to new visitor markets and use the area’s local distinctiveness.

Time is running out to apply. Your project must be completed by 10 April 2023. Find out if you’re eligible and get in touch with Laura Barr (l.barr@northyorkmoors.org.uk) to discuss yo…

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Team Update

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The North York Moors National Park Marketing and Communications Team has been enhanced with the return of Laura Barr, back from maternity leave, and appointment of Tom Outing. The team now includes: Catriona McLees, Head of Marketing and Communications; Tom Outing, Marketing and Communications Manager; Emily Watson, Visitor Development and Marketing Assistant; and Laura Barr, Marketing and Product Development Executive.

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Coastal business survey

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The National Coastal Tourism Academy would like to ask all coastal businesses to take a few moments to complete their quarterly How's Business survey. It's really worth doing this as the NCTA regularly lobby government to make sure that coastal tourism businesses have the support they need, so the survey is time well spent. Please complete it here.

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Great Big Green Week

Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. 

Between 24 September and 2 October this year, Great Big Green Week will unleash a wave of support for action to protect the planet. Tens of thousands of people in every corner of the country will celebrate the heartfelt, brave, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.

The North York Moors National Park is working on several activit…

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Results of National Coastal Tourism Academy business survey

We sometimes ask you to contribute to the National Coastal Tourism Academy survey. They gather information to help plan campaigns and lobby government for additional support.

The latest results can be seen here: Coastal Business Survey results 2022_wave 2 June.pdf

Some of the Yorkshire findings are slightly different to the national picture - you can see these differences here: NCTA business survey_Yorkshire Coast_June 22.docx

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Dark skies and counting stars

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Photo: Byland Abbey by Steve Bell

The Dark Skies Festival starts this Friday. Thanks to those businesses who’ve already been promoting it on their social channels. It’s a fantastic opportunity to encourage visitors to experience the tranquillity and spectacular night scapes of the North York Moors. Don’t forget you can use the Image library.

When using images from the image library, please remember to always credit the photographer. Although we provide images for you to use in your marketing, …

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