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Caroline and Emma doing some species surveys with Wild Garside Pike Photograph by Caroline Hall

Universities and further education

Here at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, we offer the following support for universities and further education establishments.

Curriculum-based education sessions in the Yorkshire Dales.

These education sessions can be delivered at a number of different locations within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Each session is planned to meet the needs of the group and we welcome groups from all backgrounds including groups with additional needs.

  • Farming for sustainability: visit a farm in the Dales to find out how it functions and how farmers are changing what they do to farm more sustainably, enhancing biodiversity.
  • Protecting peat: understanding the importance of upland peatlands as carbon stores and their role in combatting climate change through a range of practical activities, including quadrat sampling and transects.
  • Managing tourism in the Yorkshire Dales: carrying out a range of human geography fieldwork, such as questionnaires, traffic surveys and land use mapping.
College students tree planting for the Wild Ingleborough project.
College students tree planting for the Wild Ingleborough project.

Most of our supported group sessions and supported residentials are free, we loan waterproofs and we have a small transport fund to help with the costs of visits.


We provide a range of factual education resources to support students and lecturers as well as resources to support the planning of educational visits to the Yorkshire Dales.

More details about booking events and contacting us here.