The North York Moors are in a similar vein to the Northumberland National Park in the fact that it is all about isolation and remoteness. Situated on the north east side of England, the North York Moors touch the coastline to the North Sea, displaying magnificent cliffs on the coast, and stretch for an area of 554 square miles. It was recognized as a National Park in 1952.
Travel across the Moors is fairly reasonable with four main roads crossing the area. The A171, A170, A169 and B1257 ensure that the Moors are easily accessible. They are also within a short traveling distance of Middlesbrough and Scarborough. The North Yorkshire steam railway also offers an alternative mode of travel.
The Moors are defined by two areas of land. There is the fresh green pasture land and the purple/ brown heather land. Both types of land boast differing types of wildlife due to the geological factors of the land.
Amazingly, there are over 12,000 stated sites of archaeological interest on the North York Moors which make it a very popular site with scientists and archaeologists. Records date activity on the land back to the 10,000 BC Mesolithic times. This region is steeped in history.
The economy of the area is mainly funded by agriculture and tourism. The vast areas of rural land make it ideal for farming whilst the historical aspect of the area makes it extremely appealing to those who are interested in the history of Britain.
The National Park is ideal for walkers and campers with breath-taking views whilst the coastal resort of Whitby is nearby for those who want to combine a seaside holiday with a countryside venture. Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo is a great place to take the family and there are a number of scenic walks and rivers within close distance to explore and discover.