This stunning booklet is full of wonderful images of the area, as well as some very descriptive text. The booklet is part of a local distinctiveness project, Moors & More, commissioned by the North York Moors National Park Authority, with Leader funding. While Susan Briggs (The Tourism Network) and Catriona McLees (North York Moors National Park Authority) put this booklet together it was developed in conjunction with over 130 tourism businesses and local people who wanted to share their knowledge of this beautiful area.
While the booklet talks about the distinctive features of the North York Moors National Park and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It also talks about the spirituality and tranquillity of the area.“Everywhere peace, everywhere serenity and a marvellous freedom from the tumult of the world” these words, which could apply just as well today as they did in the 12th century when Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx Abbey used them to sum up the spirituality of the North York Moors area.
Market towns and villages all with there own character and personality are mentioned. Forests, flora and fauna are mentioned too, did you know that the North York Moos has more trees than the New Forest National Park..? The Heritage Coast makes up the seaward edge of the North York Moors and is a rugged and stunning coastline. The area has hidden valleys, the Cleveland Hills, a Steam Railway, as well as the Esk Valley Railway, some amazing buildings, lots of art and crafts events as well as the Esk Valley Theatre and the Ryedale Festival all waiting to be explored. Walkers and those on two wheels have lots to enjoy from two National Trails running though the area with natural and the great outdoor adventure.
Real Staithes has been mentioned too… “Discover the coast and all its treasures on a ‘Real Staithes’ experience with fisherman Sean Baxter and his family. On a circular walk from Staithes you can find plants for dyeing and eating, find fossils and jet, spot seabirds and enjoy a seafood picnic at their old fisherman’s hut in Port Mulgrave.”
So, if you have a business in the area and you’re not yet part of the Moors & More Project I suggest you hurry up and join, if your planning a visit to this unique area may I suggest you read a little more about it here…