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Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre Perfectly situated to visit the superb waterfalls on the River Ure, the Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre Information Advisers can also point you in the direction of other lovely walks in the area taking in the surrounding woods or heading up to the lovely villages of Carperby or Aysgarth.

E3 – Creating ‘Visitor Hubs’

How are we doing on this objective

Promote the Yorkshire Dales National Park as a leading sustainable tourism destination, including enhancing the locations of four National Park Centres to create ‘visitor hubs’ that promote local distinctiveness and assist destination promotion for local activities, accommodation, food and itineraries.

Progress: 1 visitor hub already created at Aysgarth NPC. Re-development of Grassington NPC was due to be completed at the end of March 2020 but final work delayed by Covid-19 lockdown.

Rationale:  There is increasing evidence that visitors are looking for unique holiday ‘experiences’.  Well-designed visitor hubs would provide opportunities to promote local distinctiveness and the ‘offer’ of each individual dale, giving visitors easy access to information in each locality.

Lead partner:  Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority;

Supporting partners:  Craven District Council; Eden District Council; Richmondshire District Council; South Lakeland District Council;

Further information:      YDNPA – National Park Centres

Cost over 5 years:              £400,000

Funding shortfall:             £200,000

Related objectives:            A3; B1; B6; B9; C1; C2; E5; E6; E9; F6; F7,

Ecosystem services:    Recreation;

Trade-offs:    None

Baseline: No visitor hubs.