Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales National Park...outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage.
What are your 'Magic Moments'? Tell us and win!
To celebrate a very special year for the Yorkshire Dales National Park in 2014, we would like to know your 'magic moments' in the Dales. Tell us you could win some fabulous prizes courtesy of Great Outdoors Superstore.
Get 'Appy' in the Three Peaks!
Article 4 Direction - Change of use of agricultural buildings to commercial uses
In May 2013 the Government introduced a new permitted development right that allows certain agricultural buildings to be converted to a range of commercial uses without planning permission.
At its meeting in December 2013 the National Park Authority resolved to make an 'Article 4 Direction' that will remove this permitted development right.
Conservation Area Character Appraisal consultation
We are currently consulting on a draft Conservation Area Appraisal for the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns & Walls Conservation Area. We hope that this appraisal will help inform new management ideas and proposals for the area in order to safeguard its future.
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7 March 2014
18 February 2014
Photographers are being asked to donate images of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park to a new-look website being re-launched later this year.....
14 February 2014
Memories of bike rides in the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be relived in a new project being launched at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.....
4 February 2014
Top magic moments in the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be recorded in style on a new-look website due to be re-launched next month (March).....
4 February 2014
Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes has re-opened after a January break with plenty of things to see and do for visitors of all ages in the coming weeks.....
Interested in archaeology? Learn more at our day school
Archaeology and the historic environment
Saturday 26 April 2014 - Grassington Town Hall
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Calling all amateur photographers - can you help us with our new website please?
We are working very hard to develop a brand new website and we are hoping that you might be able to help us by supplying photographs to show how beautiful the Yorkshire Dales National Park is.
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.
Government planning changes threaten National Park landscape
The Government is proposing to lift planning controls on the conversion of barns to homes – a move that has caused concern to many organisations, including the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (find out why in our press release of 24 January 2014).
Authority Chairman Peter Charlesworth was interviewed by ITV's Calendar reporter Jon Hill about the "irreversible harm" this change could cause to the beautiful landscape. You can view the report on ITV's website.
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.
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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