Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales National Park...outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage.
Essential info to see Le Tour in the Dales!
The Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014 will take place in Yorkshire on the weekend of 5 and 6 July. Find out how you can see this amazing event in the Yorkshire Dales:
- Where can you stay?
See a listing of temporary campsites and self-catering cottages in the Yorkshire Dales
- What will happen on the day?
Find out where the best places to watch will be, when the riders will go past different places and other important information
- What will the roads be like?
Find out about road closures, where you will be able to park and other information about the status of the roads on and around the route
Have your say on the future of planning in the National Park
Consultation has begun on two documents that will guide the way planning decisions are made in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the future, and we need you to have your say.
The first - a draft Local Plan - will help shape development decisions in the Yorkshire Dales between 2015 and 2030. It is taking a fresh look at every aspect of local planning policy except housing – which was only recently reviewed by the Yorkshire Dales Housing Development Plan 2012-2025.
The second is a new draft Planning Design Guide that will support planning policy and, at the same time, try to improve the design quality of proposed projects and encourage more innovative and sustainable development.
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16 July 2014
The Peregrine viewing scheme at Malham Cove – a partnership between the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and the RSPB – has welcomed its 200,000th visitor since it began in 2003.....
14 July 2014
Historic buildings in the Yorkshire Dales are highlighted in all their glory in an exhibition at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh.....
8 July 2014
What a fantastic weekend!....
4 July 2014
Former barrister and circuit judge Peter Charlesworth has been re-elected chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) for the next year.....
1 July 2014
Dog owners and walkers are being asked to take extra care as they visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park over the next few weeks.....
Discover the Nature in the Dales
Discover the wonders of nature in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with our new sister site, Nature in the Dales. Whether you are a visitor to the National Park, a naturalist, professional or student, there is something for you. With stunning photography and detailed information about the species and habitats found in the National Park and where you can see them, we hope you enjoy our new website.
Le Tour is coming to the Dales!
The 2014 Tour de France is coming to the Yorkshire Dales! The first stage will start in Leeds and make its way through the Yorkshire Dales National Park before finishing in Harrogate. The Dales will be a fantastic backdrop to the world's most famous cycling race.
- Find out more: What you need to know about Le Tour
- See the spectacle: find out how you can enjoy Le Tour's visit (at www.cyclethedales.org.uk)
- Take advantage of the visit: - information for residents, landowners and businesses
- Take to two wheels: find out more about cycling in the Yorkshire Dales on our 'sister' website, Cycle the Dales
- Get a sneak peak - see our film about cycling in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (at www.cyclethedales.org.uk)
Using an Apple device? See the film at www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxuMgtv1Hyg
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Enjoy the National Park...safely
It's fantastic to get out in the winter weather to enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, but make sure you stay safe.