THE stunning North York Moors National Park will feature in a BBC documentary this week.

North York Moors: A Wild Year will air on Friday, July 17, from 9pm to 10pm.

Using a spectacular range of time-lapse techniques, the documentary will bring fresh insight into North York Moors. The programme will include stunning videography of the National Park’s wildlife such as hardy swaledale sheep, emperor moths and ground-nesting birds such as red grouse.

It will also take a look at how people have helped shape the land, including intimate portrayals of remote farmsteads like Dale Head Farm, who breed swaledale and cheviot sheep.

Michael Graham, director of park services at the North York Moors National Park Authority, said: “The North York Moors is one of Britain’s breathing spaces, a treasured landscape protected and conserved for the benefit of all.

“We are delighted that the National Park will be celebrated in this new documentary and hope that many will catch a glimpse of this unique landscape and learn something of our distant cultural history.”

Shooting of the documentary involved a range of local time-lapse photographers, including Steven Iceton, Andrew Oxby, and Steve Bell. Other local organisations such as Helmsley in Business also took part.

Tony Porter, chairperson of the Helmsley in Business group and owner of Porters Coffee Shop, said: “Helmsley in Business were delighted to be involved in the filming, and our members can’t wait to see the finished show.

“We’re so lucky to be based in such a spectacular location and to have the beauty of the National Park on our doorstep.”

The programme is part of series which takes a look at two other iconic regions of the British Countryside: The Pembrokeshire Coast and The Fens, with episodes now available on BBC iPlayer.