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Walkers in a meadow
Photographer: Sally Bull
Walkers in a meadow
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Photographer: YDNPA
A stone bridge over the River Lune
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Natural beauty

The hugely varied landscape, numerous dramatic features and beautiful views

Cultural heritage

Home to communities and industry for several millennia

The special qualities of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are many. Here the interaction of people with nature has produced a landscape of remarkable beauty and distinctive character. It is an area cherished and enjoyed by the nation.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a home and workplace for over 20,000 people, with around 95% of the land in private ownership. It is also a place that millions of people visit every year.

The area's unique landscape is created by the combination of managed moorland, pastures and valley grasslands; small woodlands; dispersed villages and farmsteads; the local building materials; strong field patterns; and drystone walls and field barns. This is what makes it such a special place.

Natural beauty

The hugely varied landscape, numerous dramatic features and beautiful views

Cultural heritage

Home to communities and industry for several millennia

The experience of being here

The 'spirit of place' that is unique to this National Park

Wildlife

Rich and diverse wildlife and habitats

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

Trees and Woodland

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