North York Moors National Park...
The North York Moors became a National Park on 28 November 1952 and is one of 15 National Parks in the United Kingdom. It covers an area of 554 square miles (1,436 square kilometres) and has 26 miles of coastline. There are 1,408 miles (2,268km) of Public Rights of Way in the National Park. The 109 mile (176km) Cleveland Way National Trail forms a horseshoe around the North York Moors starting in Helmsley and finishing in Filey.
The highest point in the North York Moors is Urra Moor at 454 metres.
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. The North York Moors is a European Special Protection Area for merlin and golden plover and is internationally renowned as a haven for ground nesting birds.
It is home to the most northerly colony of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly in Britain and the southernmost place for the dwarf cornel.largest concentrations of ancient and veteran trees in northern England.