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Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic dry-stone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Tour de France 2014

Stage one of the Grand Depart route came right through the Dales and past our campsite in Buckden. Relive the excitement here!

Start your 50 Things adventure

An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree or wall in Upper Wharfedale. The list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ will set you on your own adventure here.

Yorkshire Dales Appeal

Human intervention has shaped this natural landscape over centuries, with native species and habitats suffering as a result. We're working to recreate natural habitats for native species, and bring back traditional farming techniques.

Dales newsletter

We produce a newsletter so you can keep up to date with what we've been up to across the Yorkshire Dales. There's more going into looking after the Dales than you think!

Peek behind the scenes

Follow our Ranger, Ecologist and Building Team blogs to see what really goes on across the Yorkshire Dales.

Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to see what goes on in the Dales - beautiful photos of the Dales scenery, updates on work that the Rangers and Building Team have been doing and information on our events