Beauty of North York Moors to be celebrated in new set of Royal Mail stamps

The North York Moors stampThe North York Moors stamp
The North York Moors stamp
The North York Moors are set to feature on a new set of stamps celebrating 70 years of the beauty of National Parks.

National Parks were created in 1951 with the North York Moors following a year later. Images of 10 of the 15 National Parks will adorn the stamps, with the Lake District, Snowdonia and South Downs joining North York Moors.

The Royal Mail described the North York Moors as: "endless seas of bright-purple moorland, steam trains puffing through sinuous valleys, sun-dappled waterfalls in lush woodland, the smell of fish and chips wafting through fishing villages in coastal coves…the North York Moors National Park has a timeless and idyllic feel, particularly in summer, with its retro-seeming villages and heritage railways — famously used as filming locations for Heartbeat and Harry Potter — evoking the atmosphere of a bygone era.

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"Walking, cycling and sightseeing are the order of the day here, either in the valleys and moorland of the National Park’s interior or on its spectacular coastline — a sweep of high cliffs, hidden coves and rocky beaches, some of which are studded with Jurassic fossils and dinosaur footprints."

The full collection of National Park stampsThe full collection of National Park stamps
The full collection of National Park stamps

Philip Parker, from the Royal Mail, added: “Ten spectacular National Parks have been captured in stunning photographs that reflect their diversity and splendour. We are proud to be able to share the beauty of these parks on stamps at a time when so many of us have had our travel restricted.”

The stamps will be on sale from 14 January and will be available at, by phone on 03457 641 641 and in post offices across the UK.