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The Yorkshire Dales National Park: How well do you know it?

Thursday 9 July, 2020, by Cat Kilner

1. Can you name this breed of deer? (1 point)

2. If you were standing in a ‘boose’, where would you be? (1 point)

A. In a cow stall
B. In a pub
C. In a hay loft
D. In a kitchen pantry

3. What is the word for the feature/shape created by the river in this photo? (1 point)

An image of a river winding in a reversed S formation
Credit: YDNPA

4a. What is the alternative local name for Ribblehead Viaduct?

b. What was the name of the Victorian railway company that built the Settle-Carlisle railway line?

(1 point each)

5. Can you name the fungus in the photo? (1 point)

An image of a bunch of long, thin, white mushrooms
Credit: Whitfield Benson

6. Can you name the collective nouns for these animals? (1 point each)
As an example you could say ‘a conspiracy of ravens’.

A. Ladybirds
B. Sparrows
C. Badgers
D. Lapwings
E. Moths

7. Can you name the hostelry in the photo? For a bonus point, can you name the road that it stands on? (1 point each)

An image of an area in the dales that has a very high pub
Credit: Blue Sky International

8. True or false…?

In areas of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the night sky has so little light pollution that it is possible to see the Andromeda Galaxy with the naked eye. (1 point)

9. Tourist and leisure information is shown in blue on Ordnance Survey maps (except public phones, which are in black).

Can you work out the symbols and count how many of the following items can you find on the map? (1 point for each correct answer)

A. Car parking
B. Toilets (public conveniences)
C. Pubs
D. Picnic sites
E. Public phones

A section of a map that shows Grassington, Linton, and Threshfield
Credit: Crown copyright and database rights 2020 Ordnance Survey 100023740

10. Can you work out the watercourse in each of the anagrams? They are all in the National Park. (1 point each)

A. Arri ever frisk
B. Kibbled poaches
C. Live rerun
D. Vis writers
E. Caleb kerk

So you have completed the quiz. There are a possible 24 points up for grabs. How do you think you did?

This is just to play for fun at home among friends and family – please don’t post your answers up so that everyone can have a go! But we’d like to hear how you scored.

We’ll be revealing the answers next week!

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Cat Kilner

Cat is the Authority's Learning & Engagement Officer

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