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

Thursday 23 July, 2020, by Cat Kilner

1. There are many different types of water feature in the Dales. Can you say what the following refer to? For example, Aire Head Spring – a spring is a point that water emerges naturally from underground. (1 point each)

A. Gill (as in Far Long Gill)
B. Dub (as in Froddle Dub)
C. Syke or Sike (as in Calton Moor Syke)
D. Tarn (as in Fountains Fell Tarn)
E. Gutter (as in Whey Gutter)


2. Name the animal! Which is the female? (1 point each)

Images shows two of the same type of toad, with one being smaller then the other and sitting on the bigger toads back
Credit: Whitfield Benson

3. Can you say what the young of these animals are called and where they are born? For example, young rabbits are called ‘kits’ and live in a ‘burrow’. (1 point for each correct answer – 10 in total)

A. Badger
B. Fox
C. Red squirrel
D. Hare
E. Weasel


3. Can you say what the young of these animals are called and where they are born? For example, young rabbits are called ‘kits’ and live in a ‘burrow’. (1 point for each correct answer – 10 in total)

A. Badger
B. Fox
C. Red squirrel
D. Hare
E. Weasel


4. Who does this paw belong to? (1 point)

Images shows a small, mostly bare paw of an animal with four long claws and black fur below the paw
Credit: Whitfield Benson

5. If you were to walk in a direct line from Muker to Grassington, which dales would you walk through? (There are four – 1 point each)


6. Which county does this flag represent? (1 point)

What do the colours and image represent?   (1 point each)

Image shows a flag with red and white lines going across the flag, and a giant gold apple tree in the middle
Credit: YDNPA

7. If you were to ‘tie your whangs’, what would you be fastening? (1 point)

A. Your trousers
B. Your hair
C. Your washing line
D. Your shoes


8. Can you name this tall white flower, often found in road verges and wet fields? (1 point)

Images shows a group of flowers with long thin stalks and lots of small white flowers that bunch together at the top
Credit: YDNPA

9. Place names can tell us a lot about the history of an area. Can you give the meanings of these words that crop up in place names and features? (1 point each)

A. ‘ham’ as in Clapham
B. ‘ton’, as in Grassington
C. ‘wick’ as in Appletreewick
D. ‘by’ as in Nateby
E. ‘thwaite’ as in Langthwaite


10. Can you say what the buildings marked ‘A’ were part of? What is the feature marked ‘B’? (1 point each)

Image shows an aerial view of the moors near Grinton, with a path leading towards two buildings which are marked A, and a line going up the hill which is marked B
Credit: Blue Sky International

So you have completed the quiz. There are a possible 34 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!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Cat Kilner

Cat is the Authority's Learning & Engagement Officer

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