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Getting active

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is an outdoor paradise.

Two cyclists riding along the road in Yockenthwaite Cycling is a great way of getting active in the Yorkshire Dales

Hill walking, climbing, mountain biking, caving, cycling, horse riding, fell running and water sports. There are so many outdoor activities to choose from. With a superb network of footpaths and routes for cyclists and horse riders through striking scenery, the National Park is the perfect location to enjoy life in the countryside.

Cycling and pony trekking are popular ways to discover the area's winding lanes and vast moorland. For the keen cyclist, walker or rider there are short and long distance routes specially linked to accommodation.

If you want to try a new activity for the first time then there are some great local guides who can take you climbing or caving, or teach you how to navigate in the hills.

This section will provide you with all sorts of information on how to get active in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

If you enjoy the National Park there are many ways you can help us to keep it special. We have a major project around the Three Peaks, our busiest area, to maintain the path network and you can support this with a donation or just buying the T-shirt.

If you are interested in finding out about how we manage access and recreation within the National Park why not visit the Access and Recreation section of our website? Here you will find out about how we manage the public rights of way network, green lanes and open access across the National Park.