Yorkshire Dales

Walker enjoying the summer view in Upper Wharfedale

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

Conservation grazing with Exmoor Ponies at Malham Tarn

Tue 30 Jul 2019
An informal guided walk and talk around the boardwalk on Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve by Juliet Rogers (Moorland Mousie Trust) and Fran Graham (National Trust Ecologist) about the conservation grazing of the fen and lowland raised bog with...

Bushcraft Basics at Malham Tarn

Wed 31 Jul 2019
Join our Ranger team for a survival adventure! Cook on a camp fire, build a den and let your imagination run away with you creating wild art.

Mountain Bike Adventure in Upper Wharfedale

Sun 04 Aug 2019
Come for an exciting ride into the far reaches of Langstrothdale Chase and Greenfield Forest. We’ll be following quiet road and forest tracks and open moorland. Ideal for your first experience of a longer ride.

The Bats of Hudswell Woods

Wed 21 Aug 2019
A walk at dusk to view our nocturnal woodlanders and learn about these special creatures.

The Bats of Upper Wharfedale

Wed 28 Aug 2019
A dusk walk to see, hear and learn a bit more about these special nocturnal creatures.

The Bats of Malham Tarn

Fri 30 Aug 2019
Take a walk and learn about our special nocturnal neighbours and listen to their conversations using bat detectors.
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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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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

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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

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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.