Visitors to North York Moors National Park will flock to see woolly creations

More than 80 venues have joined the Sea the Sheep campaign.
More than 80 venues have joined the Sea the Sheep campaign.

Ewe could soon be seeing some unusual woolly wonders as you travel across the North York Moors National Park.

As part of the National Park’s Sea the Sheep summer tourism campaign, more than 80 businesses, visitor attractions, schools and community groups are creating figures of sheep in seaside holiday-mode that will be displayed in prominent locations until the end of August.

The initiative, which aims to make visitors smile as they explore more of the National Park’s moorland, dales and coast, kicked off last week with a number of quirky sheep figures around visitor hotspots and travel locations.

Barn Owl Cafe near Staithes has gone the whole ‘sheep’ with a windbreak, sun lounger, sandpit and a pair of sheep in swimwear; while B&B guests at Dillons of Whitby will be greeted by a ewe decorated in summer accessories including flip flops as they reach the front door.

North York Moors Tourism Network, which organised the initiative, said: “As the weeks progress visitors will also be able to hunt out the other sheep figures at places like Helmsley, Danby and Boggle Hole as the campaign, which runs until the 31 August, gains momentum.”

To help people find the sheep, a map showing their locations has been added to the National Park’s website