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Must-have guide to the Yorkshire Dales out now

Grassington, 19 February, 2013.

Things to do, places to see and a huge range of information about the Yorkshire Dales are crammed into the latest edition of The Visitor – the free newspaper produced by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).
    
The 40 pages include a comprehensive, month-by-month guide to events in the National Park as well as stories and features about some of the places, people and wildlife that make it such a unique corner of the country.

Ian McPherson, the YDNPA’s Member Champion for Promoting Understanding, said: “The Visitor is the official visitor guide to the National Park and it has grown and grown in popularity over the last 30 plus years. It is now essential reading for anyone who is either planning a trip or who is already here and wants to know what it has to offer.”

Editor Sarah Nicholson said: “We have packed in tons of ideas on where to go, what to do and where to eat, drink and stay as well as highlighting some of the reasons the National Park is a very special place worth looking after.

“Whether they want to try an activity that gets the adrenalin pumping or prefer a leisurely stroll round one of the National Park’s beautiful villages, we think people will find something in the pages of the newspaper that will fit the bill.”

The Visitor 2013 is available at the National Park Centres at Grassington, Malham, Hawes, Aysgarth Falls and Reeth as well as at Tourist Information Centres, libraries and other outlets up and down the country. Businesses wanting to order free copies for their customers should contact their nearest National Park Centre where they can either collect or arrange for free delivery.

“We have printed 200,000 copies of the newspaper and it will be distributed locally and nationally, which means it is also a great way for local tourism businesses to raise their profile – and boost their income,” Sarah said.

“It’s an ideal way to reach existing and potential visitors and it could prove key in promoting their activity.”

Anyone wanting to find out about advertising rates in the next edition, which will be published in December 2013, should call Sarah Nicholson on 01756 751618 or email sarah.nicholson@yorkshiredales.org.uk - ad artwork can be made up free.

The Visitor’s comprehensive 11-page events diary is compiled from the new ‘what’s on’ calendar on the YDNPA’s website. Events for this year can be added at any time by using the form at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/add-an-event and will be displayed as part of the online calendar.

Events for next year must be added by 31 October 2013 in order to be considered for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the newspaper.
 

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