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  • Malham Cove, © Príamo Melo.
  • Hardraw Force waterfall, © Britainonview / Martin Brent.
  • Limestone pavement, © Britainonview / Martin Brent.
  • Twisleton Scars, © Martin Priestley.
  • Swaledale sheep, © Britainonview.
  • Hay meadow in Malham, © Rick at Fortybelowzero.

Hardraw Force waterfall, © Britainonview / Martin Brent.

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Living Here

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is not a wilderness but a living, working environment, home to 20,000 people. Over 97% of the land is privately owned and the National Park Authority must manage its duty towards conservation with that towards the social and economic wellbeing of its local communities.

We offer a broad range of help and guidance to residents, including wildlife and building conservation, farming, being a ‘green’ business, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and how to acess grants and funding. We are also the statutory planning authority for the area.

Carve out your own woodland

Trees at Swinnergill

Get advice on creating your own woodland along with up to 100% funding for planting and maintenance. A woodland can offer great opportunities to diversify your business, the accompanying fencing can help stock management and it offers a great home to wildlife.

Read all about it

Dales Autumn 2011 - a newspaper for the residents of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Read the latest edition of 'Dales', the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s newspaper for residents of the National Park.

Planning a change?

Old Hall at Kilnsey

Alterations and extensions to property and changes of use of land may require planning permission. If your house is a listed building you should definitely seek our advice before commencing any work.

Contract opportunity

We are currently seeking tenders for the provision of a comprehensive service to clean our public toilets at ten sites, litter picking at car parks adjacent to public toilets at the same ten sites, and car park attendant duties at two of the sites. Also cleaning three National Park Centres and a Museum which are adjacent to car park /toilet sites and cleaning one small office.

If you might be interested in tendering for this contract, you can get more information on the Contracts and tenders page.