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Sunday, 21 October 2018 08:16

Poppy says...

Poppy’s story talks about Dalby Forest 

Dalby Observatory (along with Sutton Bank and Danny) are Dark Sky Discovery sites in the Milky Way Class - because this galaxy is often visible to the naked eye from these areas.

CPRE have long campaigned to ensure our dark skies remain free from light pollution.



CPRE’s Emma Marrington who works hard to promote and protect our dark skies and tranquillity is one of the judges of our competition!


Finlay should perhaps be writing for the ad agencies who promote tourism in North Yorkshire as this story tells and sells our wonderful county!  We really do have it all don’t we?  We should celebrate and maybe see the world more through the eyes of the younger generations!

This is latest of the entries in the school’s writing competition to be uploaded.  Check daily as we post new ones each day.  We’re also publishing some of the entries on our face book page, to get there - click on the facebook icon at the bottom of our home page.

As Finlay says - visit our rocky coasts

North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast running from Saltburn to Scalby Mills near to Scarborough is 36 miles long!  


Fish & Chips well we’re biased - North Yorkshire is home to the best fish ’n’ chips is the entire world.

Finlay talks about Autumn in North Yorkshire try visiting:



Saturday, 20 October 2018 07:57

Could it be Castle Howard?

My North Yorkshire by Emilia

There is a house near a big long lake

The are some little sheep

You can swim in the lake

Where could this be?  Castle Howard? 



One of the entries from Key stage 1 at Helmsley CP School which covers ages 5-7 

Hambleton and surrounding area has a racing history going back to the 17th century!  There are famous trainers across North Yorkshire with the famous Middleham yards and Easterby’s outside the National Park

Here is one trainer at Hambleton within the North York Moors National Park.


Jack, did you know the horses at Bryan Smart Racing even have their own jacuzzi and solarium!

Saturday, 20 October 2018 06:53

Ted's story.....

Ted, we love your story and the illustrations and your hand-writing.  (We’re really sorry we couldn’t fit all your wonderful illustration on our scanner.)

Ted thinks the North York Moors is one of the only moors in the whole entire world….

so, here are some facts to add to Ted’s story:

The NYMNP is England’s most densely wooded national park with forests covering 22% of it’s area.

Heather moorland, whilst rare elsewhere covers one-third of our NYMNP creating the largest acreage of such habitat in England and Wales.  

The forests and moors of the North York Moors provides homes for the wild variety of animal and bird life Ted talks about in this story.

CPRENorthYorkshire is one of the very few (we think we might be the only..) charities in  the CPRE network to campaign to promote, protect and enhance TWO national parks!  

for more park info visit:


and the ‘other’ national  park in the Dales




The best place in the whole wide world!  Indeed it is Patryk which is why CPRENorthYorkshire works so hard to enhance and protect our wonderful county!

Patiyk's was one of the typewritten entries which don't  reproduce too well on our web site so we've take the liberty of adding some back ground colour and a photograph 

for more information on the railway Patryk talks about visit:


Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:14

Mikey loves North Yorkshire!

In the latest entry in our school's writing copetition "Why I love North Yorkshire, Mikey from Helmsley CP School in Helmsley tells us why he loves his county and countryside.

We would add one small comment, the big dog ban applies to the beaches during the season!  

Here are some links to the places Mikey loves:






and perhaps, whilst some of the trustees of CPRENorthYorkshire might be pushing a personal favourite, for fish and chips try





Summer, from Helmsley CP School in Ryedale,  might just be the next David Attenborough....

Read Summer's story below, we have written this one out because it's more than one page AND it is just too good.  Summer has embraced the competition brief and told us exactly why she loves North Yorkshire.  Read on and you will fall in love with the county too ... if you haven't already!

Why I love North Yorkshire by Summer

Why wouldn't you want to come to the beautiful, picturesque North Yorkshire Moors because you could take a stroll in the dense woodland or even bike through the heathery moorland, so why not come and discover your road to the great outdoors.

I love North Yorkshire because of the stunning landscape and the sudden changes of weather.  Were we live, right here near the moors, you could see all sorts of wildlife.  In the moors, the most common animal is the Scottish Black Face because they roam and collect up all the ticks lying around in the heather.

My favourite bit is walking and the peatland and woodland because I just feel at home.

The rivers are a very common place to see dippers and kingfishers.  This year hasn't has been a very good year to let your dogs in the river because there has been some green algae which can make dogs ill but that doesn't stop anyone from having a riverside walk.  If you are lucky, you could spot a water lilly or some water weed.

Now, moving on to the magical moorland in Yorkshire is absolutely outstanding.  It's the most common place to visit because you can see lapwings and lots of meadow pipits or if you're really lucky depending on how much noise you are making, you might spot a curlew!  In Spring you could come across Scottish Black face lambs and ewes crossing over the road.  But just remember "beware of the adders".

The best place to visit is the James Herriot museum because if you want to be Yorkshire Vet and follow in the lead of his life (like I do) you could go and visit the museum and learn about the country life like he did.  This museum is located on the outskirts of Thirk.  Now Julian Norton and Peter Wright has taken over vetinary centres.  That is why Thirsk is famous.  

The woodland in North Yorkshire is one of the best in the world to spend a day walking around in.  You could see a a great spottered woodpecker or a nuthatch.  In our woodlands we have plants like  wild garlic and in spring our woods are full of daffodils and bluebells.  People like to visit our woods on an evening or at dusk.  In Autum, all the leaves fall off the trees and you could see a red fox, on of the wonders of nature.

Now, you are inspired why not come and visit and try as many activities as you can.....

Why not indeed and well said Summer.  

For more information on the topics covered by Summer see the links below to learn more:


(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Blackface)   https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/dipper/   https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/kingfisher/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphaeaceae  https://www.bto.org/about-birds/species-focus/lapwing  https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/meadow-pipit/  https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/curlew  https://www.livingwithbirds.com/tweetapedia/21-facts-on-nuthatch  https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/mammals/red-fox

https://www.worldofjamesherriot.com  http://www.channel5.com/show/the-yorkshire-vet/  

Bluebell walks:  https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/nature-calendar/may


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