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Boardwalk at Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve Credit: Whitfield Benson

Places to see wildlife

The following pages showcase the best places to see wildlife in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The majority of these are existing nature reserves which are managed or owned by a range of conservation organisations and have existing public rights of way passing through them. Many of these are designated as Local Nature Reserves (LNRs), Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and National Nature Reserves (NNRs). In addition, most sites have some form of interpretation materials, whether on-site information boards, electronic leaflets , webpages, audio or geocaching trails to download. We would like to encourage everyone to visit the sites by public transport where possible.