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National Parks Week events

Creature crafts
Join us on a Wild Wednesday (26 July) and get crafty
Creature crafts
Magical moths
See these beautiful creatures up close and learn how to identify them (30 July)
Magical moths
Streamdipping
Join us on Wild Wednesdays this year at Malham, Aysgarth Falls, Kirkby Lonsdale and Kirkby Stephen
Streamdipping
Drystone walling demo
See this traditional rural craft brought to life (25 July)
Drystone walling demo
Get crafty
Drop in to Fun Fridays at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes throughout the summer holidays
Get crafty

What's on

Search for guided walks and events across the Yorkshire Dales

Telling the story of the Dales and the people who have shaped its landscape

For more information about an event or to book, contact the National Park Centre listed.

Tuesday 25 July

National Park Event: Drystone Walling Demonstration
11:00 to 15:00
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT
Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape. From the foundations to the top stones, during five short drop-in sessions they will talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries.
Contact Hawes National Park Centre.

National Park Event: Linton Heritage Trail
14:00 to 16:30
Meet Grassington National Park Centre, BD23 5LB
Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this easy 4.3 mile (6.9km) guided walk discovering Linton Falls and Mill, and the village’s connection with the Plague, Great Fire of London and Castle Howard.
Contact Grassington National Park Centre or book online.

National Park Event: Discover Aisgill Force
13:30 to 16:00
Meet Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT
Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this moderate 4 mile (6½ km) journey past the home of Wensleydale Cheese (think Wallace and Gromit), and into the little village of Gayle, where we will see extended shallow waterfalls near Gayle Bridge, and on to spectacular Aisgill Force.
Contact Hawes National Park Centre or book online.

Wednesday 26 July

National Park Event: What does a ranger do?
14:00 to 15:00
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT
Meet a Yorkshire Dales National Park Ranger for an illustrated talk about what the ranger service does to keep the Yorkshire Dales a special place.
Contact Hawes National Park Centre.

National Park Event: Wild Wednesday
11:00 to 15:00
Meet Frank's Bridge, Kirkby Stephen
Free drop-in activities for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds - all you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff, shoes you can paddle in and a towel.
Contact Malham National Park Centre.

Thursday 27 July

National Park Event: Kisdon Classic Circular
11:00 to 16:00
Meet Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre, DL11 6LJ
Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this moderate 6½ mile walk in the spectacular Swale gorge. Taking in the Corpse Way over Kisdon Hill and one of the finest views in the Dales, we travel to Muker, and return via the famous wildflower meadows and the ruins of lead mines at Crackpot Hall.
Contact Reeth National Park Centre or book online.

Friday 28 July

National Park Event: In the Kitchen - Dairying
11:00 to 15:00
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT
Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where costumed Friends of the Museum will explain the dairying process in times gone by.
Contact Hawes National Park Centre.

National Park Event: Fantastic Felt
10:30 to 16:00
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT
Drop in and work with artist Margaret Murphy to make felt and create jewellery and keyrings.
Contact Hawes National Park Centre.

Saturday 29 July

National Park Event: The Erratic Boulders of Norber & a Secret Dale
11:00 to 15:30
Meet National Park car park, Clapham, LA2 8EQ
A moderate 5½ mile (8.9km) walk among the famous boulders carried here by an Ice Age glacier and Nappa Scar where we will see evidence of an ancient sea. Hear about the the dramatic effect of the Craven Faults on the landscape and glimpse into little known Crummackdale with its fossil waterfall.
Contact Malham National Park Centre or book online.

Sunday 30 July

National Park Event: Hawes Rural Heritage
11:00 to 16:00
Meet Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT
Join our Dales Volunteers on this generally easy 5.5 mile (8.8km) rural walk in Herriot country. At Burtersett we find old miners’ cottages and the family seat of Sir Edmund Hillary, with its Quaker connections; in Gayle, the restored 19th century state-of-the-art sawmill.
Contact Hawes National Park Centre or book online.

National Park Event: Magical Moths
11:00 to 16:00
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT
Drop in to see these beautiful creatures up close using microscopes and learn how to identify them.
Contact Hawes National Park Centre.

National Park Event: By Castle & Byway
10:00 to 15:30
Meet Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, DL8 3TH
Join our experienced Dales Volunteers for an easy 7 mile (11.3km) walk along idyllic byways and field paths between historic Bolton Castle with its picturesque village and fine views across to Pen Hill, and Aysgarth Falls, the jewel of Lower Wensleydale.
Contact Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre or book online.

What's on

Search for guided walks and events across the Yorkshire Dales

Telling the story of the Dales and the people who have shaped its landscape

Shows and festivals

Discover the great shows, galas and festivals that take place throughout the year

National Trust Yorkshire Dales

Visit the National Trust website

New experiences

From courses on making your own artwork to producing the perfect sausage, find a course to make your holiday an experience.

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Feeding the Llamas at Kilnsey Park

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