The deep secret valleys, which cut the plateau, come almost as a surprise and the warmth of their dreaming red-roofed villages gives pleasing contrast to the upland solitude.
Discover the grandeur of stately homes and the majestic ruins of abbeys and castles. Take a trip through the moors on the steam railway or visit the excellent museums of rural life.
The four market towns of Helmsley, Kirbymoorside, Malton and Pickering are steeped in tradition and have remained unspoiled through generations. The villages of the moors are like stepping back in time with their beautiful architecture and warm hospitality.
Alternatively a wide range of active outdoor recreation is available from hang gliding to sailing, walking to horse riding.