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Haytime at Muker Credit: Stephen Garnett

Farming management

Farming in the uplands is challenging, both physically and economically. The management of the Yorkshire Dales National Park by farmers and landowners is intrinsically important to the landscape’s conservation and to protect some of Britain’s rarest habitats and species. Farms are important rural businesses and employers and are vital to rural society.

Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Land Management schemes update

Go here for more information about our Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Land Management schemes update meetings.

Farming in Protected Landscapes Scheme

A dedicated grant programme for farmers and land managers in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been launched as part of the Government’s Agriculture Transition Plan. The programme will enable farmers and land managers to apply for grants to support projects that will enable them to be ready for the move to the Environmental Land Management scheme in 2024.

Visit our dedicated Farming in Protected Landscapes page for further details and to apply.

How the National Park Authority can help you

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority provides help and assistance on the grants and schemes available to farmers and landowners in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We aim to:

  • Enhance the environmental qualities of the Yorkshire Dales National Park by working with farmers, landowners and key partners to secure good conservation management.
  • Work with key partners to advise on, and signpost farmers to, the full range of rural development funding.
  • Provide local farm businesses with advice and assistance to help with applying for grants and schemes.

Find out more

Please follow the links below for more details:

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