Just 40 minutes drive from Whitby you’ll find one of the most iconic landscapes in the UK – the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. This patchwork of moorland, woodland and coast is dotted with historic sites and places of interest, and there really is something for everyone.
With scenery to take your breath away the park is home to two visitor centres (one at Danby and one at Sutton Bank) and those who visit have their pick of activities which make the most of the rugged countryside and little villages and places to visit. Choose from tumbling down a rocky hill on your mountain bike, ambling slowly through leafy glades as you discover ancient ruins and just dropping into sleepy villages for afternoon tea during your visit to the park – it’s simply huge.
The national park is particularly suited to cycling thanks to hundreds of bridleways, country roads and winding forest tracks. There’s something different to see no matter which one you chose to follow and there are as many for families to tackle as there are for the adrenalin junkies. Dalby Forest is one of the most popular gateways to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and it’s a gorgeous setting to spend a day enjoying the landscape if you’re staying in Whitby.