Taking care of the North York Moors National Park
Promoting the special qualities
The National Park was designated for its special qualities - its landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage.
We're keen to make sure that these qualities are well cared for and will be here for everyone to continue to enjoy for years to come.
Find out more here
Using public transport
We are keen to encourage visitors to use public transport when possible, whether to arrive in the National Park or when they are travelling around. They are more likely to do so if we make it easy for them, providing appropriate information. Perhaps you could link to this page and those listed below.
You might also be interested to read this about the "Final Mile" from VisitBritain
Call of Nature
Call of Nature Yorkshire is a campaign to help protect the environment by improving water quality run by the Esk and Coastal Streams Catchment Partnership and the Environment Agency. It aims to raise awareness that poorly maintained non-mains sewerage systems (septic tanks, package treatment works & cesspits) can cause water pollution. The campaign also shows the steps people can take to reduce impacts on the environment. Many visitors to the North York Moors will be unaware how waste water is treated in rural locations and that certain actions can have a negative impact on the environment. Your help is needed to raise awareness. Please download and use this leaflet. If you'd like more info about the project please contact Kate Bailey at the North York Moors National Park or call 01439 772 700.
Locally made toiletries
A good way to differentiate your business from others is to add extra touches sourced from the local area. ANNWYN Botanicals is a range of natural, mostly organic skincare products, handmade on the North York Moors using ingredients gathered from within the National Park or carefully sourced from sustainable producers. Owner, Alice, is proud that there are no parabens, no sodium lauryl or laureth sulphates and none of their products are tested on animals.
Alice offers discounts for volume. Products include: Wild Mint & Nettle Natural Hand & Body Wash/Shower Gel, also available in mandarin sweet orange and bergamot, & chamomile & ylang ylang. £14.00 per 250 ml pump bottle 2.5 and 5 litre containers are also available for hospitality businesses.; Rosehip & rose soap £4.50 90 g slice; Gardeners’ Restorative Cream; and Reed Diffuser “Joyful and Warm” with bergamot and rose 100ml £28.00
Emily at NYMNPA has put together this information and list of local food delivery companies to help accommodation providers who want to offer their guests more local food, including food deliveries and welcome packs.
Maximising your sustainability
VisitBritain has pulled together a wealth of information about making a positive difference to our environment which you can see on this page.