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National Park Safari: Forest & Moorland Wildlife

  • North Yorkshire

The North York Moors National Park, encompassing the Great Yorkshire Forest and beautiful North York Moors, is one of the largest and best woodland and moorland areas for wildlife in the UK. This tour focuses on exploring some of the richest areas, specialising in iconic and exciting wildlife. Our local expert and friendly guides work hard to ensure memorable experiences. 

Spring is a good time to find Adders, Goshawks and migrant birds. Honey Buzzards, orchids and fritillary butterflies can be found in summer. Autumn is still a great time for reptiles with Adders and Slow Worms top of the list along with speciality dragonflies such as Golden Ringed and Black Darter. Winter is a great time for tracking mammals such as Otter and Roe Deer and other wildlife and seeking out iconic birds such as Little Owl, Goshawk, Crossbill, Redpoll, BramblingNuthatch, Marsh Tit and and Willow Tit.

Each tour includes transport and guiding in a small group environment. Clients will be picked up at Crossgates (Seamer) train station unless otherwise arranged.

Yorkshire Coast Nature's Wildlife Safari Tours are run in partnership with the North York Moors National Park. Each year we support the work of a nature conservation organisation with a grant from the profits of our tours. Joining one of our tours is a great way to experience this unique area while supporting local wildlife.

Places: up to 4

2016 Dates: see bottom of page

Minimum age: 5 (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Leaders: One leader from Richard Baines, Steve Race and Dan Lombard

Price: £55.00

What’s included: Transport and guiding. 

Client Reviews:

"A fantastic day. I can still see the images of the crossbills in the beautiful evening sunshine, also the adders were a first for me. I'll certainly be coming on another trip." Bob Clark, Scarborough.

"I want to thank you and your team for a fantastic day out, nothing was too much trouble and you spent time explaining about the birds and the habitats and made the whole day very interesting" John Simpson, Heworth, York.


National Park Safari: Forest & Moorland Wildlife

Richard Baines Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Nature Guide and in Wildlife Conservation for 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly experienced… Read More »


National Park Safari: Forest & Moorland Wildlife

Daniel Lombard Dan is an experienced field ecologist and guide for Yorkshire Coast Nature and also works for YCN’s sister company Wold Ecology Ltd .  Having lived in North Yorkshire all his life, Dan has an in-depth knowledge of the region as well as its wildlife and where best to see it.  His… Read More »