Area: 1434 sq km
As the name will attest, the North York Moors has significantly more in common with the likes of Dartmoor and Exmoor than the Brecon Beacons or Lake District. Its purple and brown heather moorland has grown from sandstone-impaired soils, which led to the creation of bogs. Similarly to Exmoor, the park also encompasses cliffs and coast land, with Jurassic detritus on offer to those who get out to explore.
These moors are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom and cover an area of 554 square miles. These two kinds of scenery are the result of differences in the underlying geology and each supports different wildlife communities. Visitors and local residents participate in many outdoor pursuits on the Moors such as walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding.
The North York Moors National Park weather page provides a 5 day weather forecast for many places within the Park and the surrounding area, featuring 3 hourly updates on weather conditions for rainfall, temperature, wind speed and wind direction.
Weather Warnings and alerts for the North York Moors National Park are also displayed during periods of severe weather from the 5 day weather forecast available for each location by clicking on a marker on the map. We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service. Weather warnings are displayed for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. For more information please view our weather warnings guide page.
Weather hazards over 300m
Sorry, forecast is available in English only.
|Blizzards||Heavy snow||Storm force winds|
|Gales||Severe chill effect||Persistent hill fog|
|Thunderstorms||Heavy persistent rain||Strong sunlight|