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Farming in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

The importance of farming in the National Park

Farming in the uplands is challenging, both physically and economically. The management of the Yorkshire Dales National Park by farmers and landowners is intrinsically important to the landscape's conservation and to protect some of Britain's rarest habitats and species. Farms are important rural businesses and employers and are vital to rural society.

How the National Park Authority can help you

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority provides help and assistance on the grants and schemes available to farmers and landowners in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We aim to:

  • Enhance the environmental qualities of the Yorkshire Dales National Park by working with farmers, landowners and key partners to secure good conservation management.
  • Work with key partners to advise on, and signpost farmers to, the full range of rural development funding.
  • Provide local farm businesses with advice and assistance to help with applying for grants and schemes.

Find out more

Please follow the links below for more details:

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Contact us

To find out more about how we can help you please contact us by:

Agri-environment schemes

More information about agri-environment schemes and how we can help.

Catchment Sensitive Farming

Find out more about Catchment Sensitive Farming

The Wensleydale Project

Wensleydale Project - a catchment scale landscape project within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Management Plan

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan is the overarching document for the National Park setting out the kind of place we all want it to be

Nature in the Dales

Visit our Nature in the Dales website to find out more about the priority species and habitats that we are looking after.


Rich and diverse wildlife and habitats