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  • Support for inspirational wildlife rescuer

    Birds of prey specialist Jean Thorpe has become an official volunteer for the two National Park Authorities in North Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, meaning that they can cover her travel expenses while she helps rescue and rehabilitate injured birds. Date published: 20180619

  • Peregrine young take to the skies

    Two young peregrine falcons at Malham Cove have made their first flights – providing a spectacle for onlookers at a free public viewpoint at the base of the Cove Date published: 20180618

  • Celebrating (and helping) Sedbergh’s swifts

    The “Save Our Swifts” community project in Sedbergh – which is being supported by the National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund – has reported encouraging news from its nest boxes, on the eve of the UK’s first ever Swift Awareness Week (16 – 23 June). Date published: 20180615

  • Approval for major re-development at Scargill

    The YDNPA’s Planning Committee has unanimously approved the Scargill Movement’s plans for its Christian residential and education centre near Kettlewell. Date published: 20180615

  • Telecommunications masts approved for Swaledale

    The YDNPA’s Planning Committee has granted permission to the Home Office to build two telecommunications masts – in Upper Swaledale and in nearby Birkdale – as part of the major national upgrade of the emergency services’ communications network. Date published: 20180612

  • Wensleydale farmers ‘score’ hay meadows

    A group of farmers helping to pilot a new type of agri-environment scheme were on their knees in a ‘five-star’ meadow at Thornton Rust on Monday, during a two-hour training session run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) farm team. Date published: 20180612

  • Craven schools inspired by wildflower meadows

    Nearly 300 children from seven schools in Craven have been looking after a patch of wildflower meadow – as part of a project culminating this week at the Grassington Festival. Date published: 20180612

  • Malham peregrine chicks shuffle out

    Visitors to the peregrine falcon viewpoint at Malham Cove have been treated to the sight of two chicks shuffling out of their nest site. Date published: 20180605

  • Volunteer to become ‘Young Ranger Leader’

    People who love the outdoors and enjoy spending time with young people are being urged to volunteer as a Young Ranger Leader in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Date published: 20180529

  • Cook family exhibition at Yoredale

    New paintings by Malhamdale artist David Cook, collages by Heather Cook, and photography by their son, Tom, have been put on display in Bainbridge - as part of the Swaledale Festival. Date published: 20180518

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