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Dales Newspaper

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Our newspaper, Dales, is produced twice a year and distributed free to all 24,000 residents of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 

It reports on many issues of local interest, the important work of the Authority and its partners in caring for the wildlife and cultural heritage of this special landscape, and in providing a sustainable future for the National Park and its communities.

Online editions

Dales is also available as a digital download, and you can download the Winter 2023 edition. For past editions, please visit our archive.


With a free, twice-yearly distribution direct to the households of the 24,000 residents of the National Park, Dales is a great place to promote your business – and this is supported by responses from our 2019 Communications Survey.

Of all the Authority-owned communications channels, Dales was quoted as the most popular media channel for National Park residents for finding out about the work of the National Park and/or the Authority, with an 81% satisfaction rating.

Seven great reasons for promoting your business in Dales

  1. Increased print run in 2017, now 15,800 copies printed per edition
  2. Delivered FREE to every single household in the National Park – now 24% bigger since August 2016
  3. Provides information on who the Authority is, what it does, its plans for the future and how to access its services
  4. Downloadable version of Dales also available on the National Park Authority’s website, reaching over half a million annual users
  5. Excellent marketing tool for encouraging residents to make the most of local services – perfect for promoting seasonal messages, too
  6. Competitively priced advertising in a great range of sizes (full colour or mono)  
  7. Free advert design via a professional agency (with full colour proof to check and sign off) included in the price, saving you time and money.

To find out more, including rates, contact Sheila Ward at publishers Bow House Digital on 01347 821928 or

More details

If you have any queries or would like to know more about Dales, please contact:

Sarah Nicholson
Communications Officer
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Hebden Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 5LB

Tel: 0300 456 0030