Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales National Park...outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage.
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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.
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Looking to work with the National Park Authority?
This is the website for the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Explore it and let us know what you think by:
2 December 2013
Staff and Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are stepping up a gear in their preparations for next year’s Tour de France Grand Départ.....
27 November 2013
Work starts next week to revamp the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes – and make it even more of an attraction for residents and tourists alike.....
26 November 2013
Tourism business bosses had the chance to meet up and swap ideas at a special event organised by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).....
25 November 2013
Members of the public are being invited to apply to join the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).....
25 November 2013
A group of local farmers is leading the way in trying to develop innovative approaches to farming the land in ways that bring both environmental and economic benefits.....
A cast iron piece of history
You have to look down at the ground rather than looking around to discover this piece of Dales history.
Ash trees under threat - Chalara dieback of ash
Ash trees in the United Kingdom are threatened by a disease called Chalara dieback of ash which has recently been found in the wild in East Anglia and in recently planted new native woodlands. Find out more about the threat, how the National Park Authority is getting involved and how you can help.
Have your say on future Planning Policy
Last year we asked what you considered to be the most important local planning issues for the National Park over the next 15 years. We are now asking for your thoughts on a range of options to tackle them. Please be involved and tell us what you think - your responses will help shape planning policy for the next 15 years.
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
Be a green visitor
Wherever we go and whatever we do, we have an impact. Make a positive choice to reduce yours and help care for the Yorkshire Dales National Park.