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

Thursday 11 June, 2020, by Cat Kilner

1. Can you name the stripy features in the fields?  (1 point)

Image shows an aerial view of fields, some with horizontal lines in the ground going across them, might have something to do with farming
Credit: Bluesky International Ltd

2. The ‘dew’ of which carnivorous plant was once used in anti-aging potions? (1 point)


3. Can you name the animal in the photograph? (1 point)

Image shows a small black and orange creature that looks more like a lizard, but is actually an amphibian
Credit: Whitfield Benson

4. In which direction do the following dales generally run? For example, Malhamdale runs roughly from north to south. (1 point each)

A. Wensleydale
B. Arkengarthdale
C. Bishopdale
D. Chapel-le-Dale
E. Ribblesdale


5. I can see you… Who does this eye, with the fancy eyeshadow, belong to? (1 point)

Image shows a close up of an eye that belongs to some form of bird with a red patch above it's eye and speckled reddish brown feathers
Credit: Whitfield Benson

6. In the Dales, if you could see a ‘delf’, what would you be looking at? (1 point)

A. A group of trees
B. A deer
C. A hole
D. A teaset


7. This pretty plant grows in grasslands in many places (including sneaking into lawns!). Do you know what it is? (1 point)

Image shows flowers with a small thin stalk and layered purple petals
Credit: YDNPA

8. Which Wensleydale hamlet was the scene of bread riots in 1757? (1 point)


9. Name the village in the photograph. (1 point)

Image shows an aerial view of a village found within a dale that shares it's name and lies within Cumbria
Credit: Bluesky International Ltd

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

A. A very stable home
B. Often seen on the side of a vehicle
C. Boggy but colourful
D. Aquatic creature gets too hot
E. Always a strong wind here


So you have completed the quiz. There are a possible 18 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

2 Replies to “The Yorkshire Dales National Park: How well do you know it?”

  1. marion says:

    can we catch up with the answers from quiz 5,6 and 7 please?

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