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Yorkshire Dales appeal

The Dales is an important habitat for the under-threat red squirrel

The Dales is an important habitat for the under-threat red squirrel

The Dales you see today have been shaped by human intervention over hundreds of years. Many native species have been lost and others are threatened. And heavy grazing and woodland clearance has left the land bare and uniform.

We need your help to bring nature back to the Dales. We'll be planting native species to create better habitats for threatened species like red squirrels, ring ouzel and black grouse. We'll also be working with our tenant farmers to bring back traditional native breeds of cattle.
 

Threatened species that need your help

  • One of our special furry friends © Peter Reed

    There are fewer than 3,000 red squirrels left in the UK, including some here in the Dales

  • One of our special furry friends © N.E.Wildlife

    The ring ouzel has suffered serious decline in the UK

  • This creature is a rare sight due to a decline in numbers in recent years © northeastwildlife.co.uk

    The Northern Brown Argus butterfly is starting to make a comeback in the Dales

  • Juniper and birch regeneration on the Yorkshire Dales © National Trust Images

    Juniper scrub was once common across the Dales, supporting lots of bugs and birds

  • Juniper and birch regeneration on the Yorkshire Dales © NTPL/NaturePL/Andy Sands

    Black grouse flourishing will be a good indicator that our work's succeeding

Trampers open up the countryside for our less mobile visitors © Debbie North

Trampers open up the countryside for our less mobile visitors

Fundraising for a Tramper

Our wish for a tramper has been realised, thanks to tireless fundraising by Debbie North, and a grant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's SDF fund.  With an initial route taking disabled ramblers around the glorious Malham Tarn, we aim to develop a number of more adventurous routes for the more intrepid explorers.
 

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