Yorkshire Dales

Enjoy picturesque villages, drystone walls, flower filled hay meadows and the characteristic rolling hills of the Dales.

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Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Sat 26 Oct 2019
Come on a journey with our Rangers and let us introduce you to the wonders of the night sky. We will start the journey around the galaxy by showing you some of the basic stars and constellations and how to navigate between them.

Den Building and Geocaching in Upper Wharfedale

Wed 30 Oct 2019
Fancy having a go at geocaching but not sure how to go about it? Join us to learn the basics and then put it into practise. We’ll then head off finding caches, stopping half way for lunch and den building. A great fun day out for the family.

Christmas Concert at Malham Tarn

Sat 07 Dec 2019
Come and be entertained by Skipton brass band, playing seasonal favourites in the awe-inspiring setting of Malham Cove. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served by National Trust staff, everyone welcome.
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Places to stay

The exterior of The Old Smithy, nr Skipton, Yorkshire

Holidays in the Yorkshire Dales 

From a mini-break to a family holiday or a group getaway in the great outdoors, stay in a Yorkshire Dales holiday home this year.

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Join or give

Hardy cattle in the Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales Appeal 

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. Help us conserve and protect our special place.

Looking back at Deepdale

Download the Yorkshire Dales update 

Your support is helping to restore huge areas of this timeless landscape. Find out the difference your donations are making in the Yorkshire Dales.

Visitors walking at Malham Tarn

Become a member and help us with our work in the Yorkshire Dales 

As a member, you'll enjoy free access to hundreds of unforgettable places, and by joining with us your money will go directly towards protecting the countryside.

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Our work

Exmoor pony released onto Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve

Exmoor Ponies introduced at Malham Tarn 

Two Exmoor ponies have been introduced at Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve. Their grazing on the reserve will help conservation management of this special landscape, with their progress and well-being closely monitored by rangers.

Pollinator on flower

A new way of paying for farming that benefits the environment 

In the Yorkshire Dales we are working with National Trust farm tenants to trial a new approach to payments for methods of farming which result in a better outcome for the environment.

Shelley working in Upper Wharfedale

The (foot)path to becoming a National Trust ranger 

Find out how Shelley started her journey to becoming a National Trust ranger.

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Visitors looking to see what they have caught in their nets

Learning opportunities at Malham Tarn 

From guided walks exploring the limestone landscapes to den building in Tarn Woods or undertaking habitat studies on the National Nature Reserve, Malham Tarn is perfect for outdoor learning.