The North York Moors

Spend some time in the North York Moors National Park and you’ll quickly see that it is a pretty special place. History and nature have combined to give us an amazingly vibrant landscape, rich in heritage and wildlife – an inspiring place to visit, live, work or study.

Discover more by visiting the National Park website, from the wonder of ancient trees to our wild birds of prey. There’s plenty of information if you want to dig deeper into any aspect of the North York Moors – and why not also subscribe to their YouTube channel, where they post their latest inspiring videos about our landscapes, heritage and wildlife.

Here’s one which we hope will whet your appeitite for the kind of landscape you will find yourself in if you decide to take part in the Ryedale Rumble. Consider having a mini-break or longer to explore different aspects of our wonderful national park.

The North York Moors is a fantastic location for cycling, whether you’re a family cyclist or a world-class mountain or road biker. 

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the North York Moors downloadable cycling routes, right across the moors and Howardian Hills. We have miles of country roads, bridleways, forest tracks and disused railway lines, and there are three dedicated cycling centres:

  • Sutton Bank – for families and those new to mountain biking
  • Dalby Forest – for families right through to more experienced mountain bikers
  • Great Fryup Dale – for more experienced mountain bikers and road cyclists

You can also see the best of the National Park on the ‘Moor to Sea Cycle Network‘ – 150 miles of pedal-powered freedom, taking you through some of the finest scenery in Britain.

Follow the old Scarborough-to-Whitby coastal railway line, cross the high moorland above Rosedale Abbey, wind through the woods of Cropton Forest – where do you fancy riding today?