Bransdale Moor

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Welcome to the Bransdale Moor Website

You can use this website to find information to make your visit to Bransdale a safe and enjoyable one.

Bransdale is part of the North York Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest, as well as being of International importance because of the upland dry heath with its unique plants and wildlife. It has spectacular scenery with the highest ground in the National Park and a long history of use by man as the Urra Dyke, the bed of the standard gauge railway associated with the Rosedale Ironstone Mines and the old coal pits on Rudland Rigg show.

Roe Deer

The roe became extinct…

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Heather (ling)

The North York Moors is…

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Red Grouse

A wild, territorial bird…

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Curlew

These large, long billed…

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Merlin

This distinctive small…

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Bil Berry

Bilberries are extremely …

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Short eared owl

Short-eared owls are…

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Short Tailed Vole

The field vole or short…

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Your Safety on Bransdale

We strongly recommend that you keep to the tracks to ensure that you, your family and pets have a safe visit.


Walking With Your Dog

To keep your dog safe and happy always keep on the tracks and remember:

On moorland it’s important to keep your dog on a short lead (less than 2 meters) at all times. Never let your dog chase animals or birds. A dog worrying livestock can be legally shot.