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

Thursday 25 June, 2020, by Cat Kilner

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

A. Goldfinches
B. Toads
C. Peregrine falcons
D. Otters
E. Swallows

2. Can you name the feature? (1 point)

An image of a large stone block in a wooden frame that seems to be used to squash something
Credit: Frances Bland

3. Can you work out the wildflowers in each of the cryptic clues? (1 point each)

A. A well-dressed cat
B. Festive bird, dressed in tatters
C. Family pet turns pink?
D. An upper-class gathering
E. Bobs culinary flavouring

4. Which bird does this head belong to? (1 point)

A close up image of a blue and orange bird with a long thin beak
Credit: Whitfield Benson

5. If you were going to play with ‘taws’, what would you be doing? (1 point)

A. Dressing up
B. Playing marbles
C. Painting a picture

6. Can you identify the butterflies? (1 point each)

7. Which famous author and Yorkshire Dales resident said:

“I won’t know for sure if Malhamdale is the finest place there is until I have died and seen heaven (assuming they let me at least have a glance), but until that day comes, it will certainly do.” 

(1 point)

8. Can you name the body of water? (1 point)

An aerial image of a body of water located close to Skipton
Credit: Blue Sky International

9. What feature on this section of map tells of the area’s industrial heritage? (1 point)

A section of a map that shows Malham Tarn and its surrounding area
Credit: Crown copyright and database rights 2020 Ordnance Survey 100023740

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

A. Boggle oh ruin
B. Cub deep kink
C. Roadbed ghoul
D. Bridal fellow
E. Anteaters pig

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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