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Ravenscar headland with a light snow covering, viewed from the beach lit by winter sun

Important notice -

Please note, we are introducing a small admission fee at the Old Coastguard Station from Saturday 2 February. Money raised will help us look after the building and other places we care for on the Yorkshire Coast, now and for the future.

Varied coastal area with natural history and industrial archaeology interest

Walking and cycling on the Yorkshire Coast

A group walks in the sunshine at Ravenscar with countryside and blue sea in the background

Coastal ambles 

More downloadable walking routes, from our colleagues in the North York Moors National Park team.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Build a bird box

Sun 17 Feb 2019
10:00-14:00
Give the birds in your garden a helping hand. In celebration of the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) National Nest Box Week.

Stars in the sky

Fri 22 Feb 2019
19:30-21:30
We're teaming up with Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society to gaze at stars and planets, marking the North York Moors National Park’s Dark Skies Festival.

Industrial intrigue at Ravenscar

Thu 07 Mar 2019
10:00-14:00
A leisurely guided walk exploring how centuries of human activity have shaped the coastal landscape.

Small mammal survey: Hayburn Wyke

Wed 10 Apr 2019
08:30-12:00
Help rangers discover more about the small mammals living in the woods at Hayburn Wyke.

Hayburn Wyke wander

Tue 16 Apr 2019
10:00-12:00
Join a ranger for a walk in the woods.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Ravenscar

Fri 19 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
A series of clues leads you on a walk from the visitor centre, then work your way back to claim a deliciously chocolatey Cadbury prize.
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Wildlife

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Get involved

A volunteer clears bracken on the coast

Join our team 

A day of volunteer conservation work at our special place can involve anything from woodland work or fencing to dry stone walling, footpath repairs or biological surveys.

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Learning

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Places to stay

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History

The Old Coastguard Station viewed from the bottom of the slipway

Discover the story of the Old Coastguard Station 

A building with an intriguing tale. Appearances can be deceptive.