Known to be the largest area of heather moorland, spanning over 1400 miles, the Yorkshire Moors contain areas of hidden valleys, open moorland, sudden escarpments and dramatic sea cliffs. Book any of the caravans for hire in North Yorkshire from Rent My Caravan and you will be guaranteed to see breathtakingly beautiful scenery in this not very well known area of National Parkland; not to mention roe deer, hawks and badgers in their natural habitat. Look closer and you will discover historic castles, abbeys and priories, hidden hamlets and villages, and traditional pubs.
The North Yorkshire Moors span a broad area to the north and east of the walled city of York, stretching from the Yorkshire coastline to the Vale of York and Vale of Mowbray; overlooked by the white cliff area of Sutton Bank with the market towns of Northallerton, Thirsk and Boroughbridge.
Popular destinations around the Moors include Kirbymoorside, Helmsley, Ryedale, Pickering, Thornton-le-Dale, Mount Grace Priory and Goathland which is renowned as the location for filming the TV series of “Heartbeat”.
Running along the northern edge of the Moors are the Cleveland Hills; whilst to the west are the Hambleton Hills with the Yorkshire coast and popular seaside towns of Scarborough, Filey and Whitby to the east. In the south of the region you’ll find the Vale of Pickering and the valleys and gentler hills of the Yorkshire Wolds.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway – NYMR
The popular tourist steam train takes you on an 18 mile journey through the National Park area from Pickering, a small market town, to Grosmont. You will encounter forest covered valleys, moorland and beautiful lakes as you travel the route, passing through numerous small villages. This historic train line was completed in 1836 with input from the famous George Stephenson, and is today one of the most popular outdoor activities in the region with over 330 thousand visitors each year.
The train operates daily from April until October and offers hourly departures. The railway has featured in several TV dramas and movies such as Harry Potter, Heartbeat, Sherlock Holmes and Possession to name just a few.
Eden Camp – An original prisoner of war camp
Take a trip down memory lane to wartime Britain at this award winning museum. Experience life on the Home Front and on the Front Line of both World War I and II; with recreated scenes from The Blitz, Evacuation, the Home Guard, the Battle of Britain, and both VE and VJ Day. The museum also hosts a large display of tanks, aircraft and artillery pieces.
Visit the Old time Music Hall for light entertainment, where both the young and mature can enjoy a sing along to ‘We’ll Meet Again’. Take refreshments in the Officers’ Tea Rooms, the Garrison Cinema Bar or in the NAAFI café.
From the Gothic, well-preserved Riveaulx Abbey to the splendour of Pickering’s castle, around the area of the Yorkshire Moors, the past appears unexpectedly as the landscape is studded with places of historic interest.
Owners of caravans for hire in North Yorkshire, especially around the Moors or on the Yorkshire coast, can take advantage of our extensive knowledge in the caravan rental market. We can put your static caravan in front of thousands of holiday makers looking to rent a caravan for holidays and short breaks.