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Farming and countryside advice

Farm Conservation

Rams at Stalling Busk. Image © Dave Higgins Rams at Stalling Busk. Image © Dave Higgins

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, not only for the conservation of the landscape but also to help conserve and protect some of Britain's rarest habitats and species. Farms are important rural businesses and employers and are a vital component of rural society.

The Yorkshire Dales National National Park Authority's Farm Conservation Team provides help and assistance on the wide range of grants and schemes available to all 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 support for local farm businesses.

What do we do?

We can offer a range of advice. Please follow the links below to find out more.

To find out more on how we can help you please contact us by phone on 0300 456 0030 or email on farming@yorkshiredales.org.uk.

CAP Reform and Rural Development

The current Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) ends on 31 December 2013. For the latest information please visit Natural England's webpage:

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/funding/developments.aspx