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Raydale Preserves Interpretation. The panels that can been seen inside Raydale Preserves tasting and retail area. Copyright: YDNPA.

Visiting, learning and enjoying

The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) aims to support projects that help people of all ages and backgrounds to experience, enjoy and learn more about the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A case study and some other recent examples are below.

Interpretation panels at Raydale Preserves

Raydale Preserves received a grant of £1,900 towards the design and installation of 8 interpretation panels for their production, distribution and sales business unit on Bruntacres Industrial Estate in Hawes.  The unit offers them additional space and provides more scope to offer an improved and enhanced visitor experience.  The panels contain photographs of the local area as well as production and products. The content of the boards includes the history of Raydale, farm diversification, cultural heritage, Semer Water and walking opportunities and showcases local foods.

Other completed projects

  • Stage 1 Cycles are producing 1,000 waterproof leaflets showcasing 5 off road cycling routes in Wensleydale (£1,194)
  • Website, leaflet and exhibition showcasing fell running in the Yorkshire Dales (£9,999)
  • Replacement of the entrance doors to the Winter Tea Room, Keld Public Hall (£2,115)
  • A new route map and promotion for the Pennine Bridleway long distance National Trail, Harvey Maps (£5,000)

And in the pipeline…

  • Creation of two themed story trails at Grass Wood and another themed around Dark Skies. Each story trail will be a circular walk with stopping points that will aim to connect children with the National Park’s special qualities, Nature House (£6,300)