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Outdoor Activites North Yorkshire Moors and Coast

Posted on 17th March 2018 by Simon Middelton

The North Yorkshire Moors and Coast is one of the most beautiful corners of the country and its miles of golden shoreline and rolling countryside is home to some of the regions best outdoor activities and adventures.

If you’re joining us for a stay at Thirley Cotes Farm or just visiting the North Yorkshire area, there are plenty of trails to explore by foot or two wheels and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities.

Dalby Forest

If you aren’t squeamish about heights, Go Ape Dalby is a high altitude assault course situated way up in the canopy, complete with rope swings, leap of faith and zip-wires across the lush valley below. While the forest floor offers plenty of scenic biking and hiking trails.

York Bird Of Prey Center

York Bird of Prey Center is home to over 45 different species and holds two flying displays each day. There’s opportunities to meet and handle the birds throughout the visit and a chance to take part in hawk walks, owl experiences and falconry courses.

York Falconry Centre

Robin Hood’s Bay And Boggle Hole

If you’re looking for scenic outdoor activities on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast, look no further than the higgledy-piggledy smuggling village of Robin Hood’s Bay. There is plenty to explore here, whether you feel like a gentle jaunt around the winding cobbled streets, dipping your toes in the North Sea or looking out across the surround shoreline from the many stunning clifftops. If you’d like to find out more about one of the regions most famous outlaws, visit the Robin Hood’s Bay Museum to get a real sense of the truth behind the folk legend.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Take a trip on a traditional North York Moors steam train to the lovely market town of Pickering, stopping off at Grosmont and Goathland, otherwise known as Heartbeat Country.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Take a Tour of York

Many people know that the Vikings were a big influence on York. But very few realise just how big. Join Sigwulf on a tour of the ancient Capital of the North and hear about the deeds of Ivar the Boneless and Harald Hardaraada as you take in the city’s Anglo-Scandinavian and Norman sites along the way. Discover how the streets got their names, the pesky Pagans shaped the Christian church and the naughty Normans ever survived in spite of themselves on a 75 minute exploration of over 200 years of history and a great alternative to the many popular ghost walks.

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