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Cloud patterns at Semerwater Mid-june at Semerwater. Haytiming in the fields around the river Bain and cloud patterns over the lake.

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

Wednesday 29 April, 2020, by Cat Kilner

1. What am I? (1 point)

Dales wildlife
Dales wildlife (credit Whitfield Benson)

2. What is the name for this type of feature? (1 point)

Name the parts at A and B (1 point each)

Dales feature (credit YDNPA)

3. Dent is famous for a ‘terrible’ group of people.

A.  Who were they?
B.  Why were they ‘terrible’?
(1 point each)

Traditional crafts (credit Mike Samworth)

4. Roe deer young (usually called fawns or kids) are born with spots, but how long do they generally keep them for? (1 point)

A. 2-3 weeks
B. 8-10 weeks
C. 4-6 months

Roe deer fawn (credit Roger Gaynor)

5. Which of these is NOT an alternative name for a curlew? (1 point)

A. Whaup
B. Spowe
C. Mengelvinick
D. Thick knee

Curlew perched on a drystone wall (credit Whitfield Benson)

6. How many kilometres of public footpath are there in the Yorkshire Dales National Park? (1 point)

A.  2,147
B.  2,435
C.  2,628

Dales finger post (credit YDNPA)

7. The Yorkshire Dales is known for its sheep farming (that’s why our logo is a ram’s head), but which of the following is it correct to say? (1 point)

A. The herd of sheep was in the field
B. The herd of sheep were in the field


8. Which of these birds calls a “t’wit t’woo”? (1 point)

A.  Barn owl
B.  Little owl
C.  Tawny owl

What is the secret of its call? (1 point)

9. Name the breed of sheep (1 point)

Farming in the Dales (credit Whitfield Benson)

10. Can you name the town or village in each anagram? They are all in the National Park. (1 point each)

A. alpha mc
B. deer flit shh
C. not ring
D. he was
E. begin wing


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 so please don’t post your answers up so that everyone can have a go!

We’ll be revealing the answers on Monday 4 May.

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Cat Kilner

Cat is the Authority's Learning & Engagement Officer

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