Raisdale Mill Cottages

           in the North York Moors

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You know you're in the North York Moors when you see...

  • the sheep wandering freely along the grassy village greens and on the moors
  • the white birdís-mouth fencing next to a crystal clear babbling beck
  • traditional village name plates made of metal with inset glass beads
  • the Bridestones on the moor
  • the banks of bluebells in the Howardian Hills or in Newton Wood, below Roseberry Topping
  • the packhorse and smugglers trails leading up steep coastal hills and snaking across the moors

  • the cloud inversions, sweeping views and big skies
  • the amazing night skies, and stop to listen to the silence, which is actually full of the sounds of nature!

Did you knowÖ

  • Boulby is the highest point on Englandís east coast, 666 ft high according to some.

  • The North York Moors has the most extensive swathe of heather moorland in England and Wales

  • The White Horse of Kilburn is said to be Englandís largest hill figure, covering 1.6 acres.

  • The North York Moors has more trees than the New Forest National Park. Visit the forests of Dalby, Wykeham and Cropton to see for yourself! Itís also got the greatest concentration of ancient and veteran trees in northern England.

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Don't leave until you've....

Spirituality and Tranquility

Market Towns and Villages

Forests and Woods

Sutton Bank and the escarpment

Heritage coast and fishing villages

Hidden Valleys

Howardian Hills AoNB

The Cleveland Hills


Amazing buildings

Arts and crafts

Nature and outdoors

Special Qualities of the North York Moors National Park


This section written by Susan Briggs (The Tourism Network) and Catriona McLees (North York Moors National Park Authority)