North York Moors National Park Photography

The stunning North Yorkshire Moors surround Whitby to every side. The North York Moors became a National Park on 28 November 1952 and is one of 15 National Parks in the United Kingdom.

The National Park covers an area of 554 square miles (1,436 square kilometres) and has 26 miles of coastline. It contains the largest expanse of heather moorland in England and Wales covering an area of over 44,000 hectares or around one third of the National Park.

Woodland and forests cover about 22% of the National Park and it has one of the largest concentrations of ancient and veteran trees in northern England. The river Esk which flows from the moor tops to the North Sea at Whitby, is the only river in Yorkshire and one of only seven in England that contains the fascinating freshwater pearl mussel.

The North york Moors are clearly an area of outstanding natural beauty, and as such the photo opportunities in this area are simply limitless.

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These are just a few images of the moorland, the villages and the people within The North York Moors National Park. I hope you enjoy them, and please feel free to leave your comments below or on our Facebook Group here.

You may click on these thumbnails to see larger pictures. If you have any images you would like to display on our website then please send them to Glenn at

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Please click the thumbnails to see full sized images.

7 Responses to "North York Moors National Park Photography"

  1. Andrew Merryweather  September 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Glenn, I just love your photo’s, the hole in the wall shot of the sheep is brilliant. Can I buy a copy from you please ?

  2. Glenn Kilpatrick  September 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Andy, I have a large resoloution copy of that you can download for £20. Drop me a line at and I will sort you out.

    Best wishes – Glenn

  3. admin  September 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks Andy, ive sent you the image via email.

  4. Geoffrey Powell ..Formally Pallett S A C , RAF GOLDSBOROUGH 1961/3  September 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Hello What a wonderful set of Pictures , I was stationed at RAF Goldsborough at East Barnby in 196 /63 we were a bomb disposal sqn, We travelled daily to clear the moors at Fylingdales so the old golf ball array could be built, I have many memories of wonderful Whitby and its people and also a great number of photos of the time…Keep the site going my best wishes Geoffrey …

  5. The Man In The White Suit  September 20, 2012 at 5:25 am

    The old RAF building is in a right state, the underground bunker is flooded, as when the electric went off the pumps stop working!!!

  6. Tom Brodrick  January 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Beautiful Aisalby village pictures in the snow!

  7. alan heseltine  September 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Gods own county


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