With over 550 square miles of beautiful heather moorland to explore, the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is a haven for walkers and cyclists on a holiday or short break. Main centres on the Moors include Pickering, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Danby, Goathland, Cropton and Great Ayton which are spread out over the National Park and provide plenty of B&Bs and guest houses for those exploring the area. Popular cycling routes include the Moor to Sea Cycle Network which passes through 150 miles of countryside, taking in the Yorkshire Coast and Dalby Forest, with a choice of eleven sections to choose from - or cycle the whole route in around five or six days. Walkers are also well catered for with a range of guided and long distance routes and your bed and breakfast host may even be able to give advice on local baggage carriers to assist you if you are on a walking or cycling tour of the National Park.
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The North York Moors offer plenty of excellent attractions which make the Park ideal for a relaxing family break. Stay in a Bed and Breakfast in Pickering for easy access to the wonderful North Yorkshire Moors steam railway which takes you through Goathland which is famous for it's connections to the TV series 'Heartbeat' and the 'Harry Potter' film franchise. A stay at a guest house near Dalby Forest will also set you close to the Go Ape high ropes and zip wire course which is ideal for a family afternoon of fun or enjoy exploring the forest on a great choice of scenic cycling or walking routes. For coastal breaks, choose a family friendly B&B at Robin Hoods Bay and take the kids rock pooling or stay in the attractive town of Sleights which is set close to wonderful moorland walks yet just three miles from the beaches and attractions in Whitby. For a historical day out, head south from your Pickering B&B to visit Castle Howard, a beautiful 18th century residence set in over 1000 acres of grounds. Meet the children's guide, Geoffrey the Lion and let them loose at the high-energy adventure playground with towers, bridges, swings and slides.