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  • ‘Gateway’ visitor centre gets makeover

    Aysgarth National Park Centre – which last year welcomed more than a hundred thousand visitors – will reopen on Good Friday (30 March) after a full refurbishment. Date published: 20180323

  • Yorkshire’s highest peak needs YOU!

    A group of walking enthusiasts and guides came together on Yorkshire’s highest peak, Whernside, this week for the local launch of a campaign to raise money for the repair of one of the main footpaths up the mountain. Date published: 20180322

  • Upland farmers – make your voices heard

    The YDNPA is urging local farmers and landowners to try to find time out from lambing to respond to the government’s major consultation on the ‘Future of Agriculture’. The consultation paper proposes big changes after Brexit, not least the phasing out of Direct Payments (BPS), the source of almost all profits for upland farm businesses. Date published: 20180316

  • Have your say on National Park Management Plan

    An ambitious five-year programme of work in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been published for public consultation. A year in the making, the ‘National Park Management Plan 2019-2024’ contains detailed objectives on farming and land management, economic regeneration and public rights of way. Date published: 20180312

  • Birds of prey persecution: the evidence

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has published an ‘evidence report’ on birds of prey persecution – which was first presented to a wildlife crime summit held at the Authority’s offices in Bainbridge. Date published: 20180309

  • “Inspirational” teenage artist exhibits in Park

    Extraordinarily detailed and colourful collages – made entirely from discarded scratch cards – have gone on display at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority offices in Bainbridge. Date published: 20180306

  • Changes to NPC openings this (white) weekend

    “Three out of five of our National Park Centres will be shut this weekend. Our Centres in Grassington, Malham and Reeth will be closed, as some of our team members are blocked from getting there by the snow and icy roads. Our Centres in Aysgarth (Coppice Café closed) and Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes (Firebox Café still serving) expect to be open as usual from 10am to 5pm (4pm Aysgarth) on Saturday and Sunday. The car parks and paths also remain open, but visitors are reminded these are not gritted or cleared of snow. Extra care should be taken and appropriate clothing and footwear worn when visiting the sites. “The Yorkshire Dales National Park is looking beautiful – as can be seen from this photo of Duerley Beck taken yesterday near Hawes Bridge.” Date published: 20180302

  • Second Homes proposition “killed off”

    YDNPA Chairman Carl Lis has said a proposition to increase Council Tax on second homes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – made as part of wide-ranging plans to retain young families in the area, and attract others – has in effect been “killed off”. Date published: 20180228

  • Official opening of Fisherman’s Bridge

    A crowd gathered by the upper Lune near Sedbergh on Friday (23 Feb) for the official opening of the new Fisherman’s Bridge – two years after the original was swept away by Storm Desmond. Date published: 20180226

  • New homes for local people

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has granted full planning permission for the construction of five new, affordable houses in Bainbridge for local people – despite a threat of a legal challenge. Date published: 20180216

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