A beacon has been lit up on the North York Moors to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legislation that made it and the other national parks a reality.
The torch was ignited by park officials standing on Danby Beacon, including chief executive Andy Wilson.
He commented: "National parks unite people from all walks of life who have a passion for a particular area - in our case the North York Moors."
Those keen to go walking
in the North York Moors may wish to buy Ordnance Survey Maps
of the area.
The national park authority also noted that visitors can see an exhibition of photographs of the national parks called Diamonds in the Landscape, which will be shown in Darlington Head of Steam Museum until Christmas.
Some visitors to the North York Moors will arrive via the Coast-to-Coast route.
Those attempting the 190-mile trek will be able to enjoy an easier passage through Iron Banks Wood, by the banks of the river Swale near Richmond, after North Yorkshire Council completed work to repair the damaged path.
Posted by Elaine Arthur