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Yorkshire Dales National Park
Official site for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Tourism - N. Yorks. County Council
Places to visit, things to do and tourist information at the local council.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Local charity working for a county rich in wildlife for everyone.

The Yorkshire Moors
A personal guide to the Yorkshire Moors, based on twenty years of walking in the national park...

North Yorkshire Moors Association
Charity that works to safeguard the landscapes, biodiversity & cultural heritage...

North Yorks Geodiversity Partnership
Web site includes information on the geology and landscape.

Cleveland Way - National Trails
The Cleveland Way is a 110 mile National Trail between Helmsley and Filey around the North York Moors...

Yorkshire Dales - Wikipedia
With details of the geography, geology, caves systems and more.

Yorkshire Dales - National Trust
Things to do, events, wildlife and details of the National Trusts work.

Cycle the Dales
A huge selection of road and mountain biking routes from the park authority.

Things to do in The Dales
Over a dozen ideas for things to do in the Dales countryside at Visit England.

CPRE North Yorkshire
Standing up for the countryside. News, campaigns, how you can help...

Nature in the Dales
A great site with species and habitat info, where to watch wildlife and much more.

North York Moors National Park
The North York Moors is a special place, forged by nature.

LNRs in North Yorkshire
Details of Local Nature Reserves (LNR) in North Yorkshire.

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Forest holidays in North Yorkshire

Presenting two forest holiday sites in North Yorkshire at Cropton Forest and Keldy Forest get away from it all in a beautiful cabin in the heart of nature with numerous outdoor activities nearby and all the necesssary facilities hidden away amongst the trees.

Rural Retreats in Yorkshire

With cosy charming cottages and lodges, even a castle, perfect for exploring the National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Latest News

  • Crash, bang, wallop

    Land of Iron Volunteer, Adrian Glasser, has been applying his mind to calculating the potential velocity on Ingleby Incline. If you like equations or just want to see photographs of what happened to the runaway wagons – have a look … Continue reading →

  • Tree by tree

    Ann Pease – Ryevitalise Administration Assistant On 8 February the local community and members of the public came out in force to show their support for the new Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership – volunteering their time to help us plant trees … Continue reading →

  • In the footsteps of Legionaries

    Graham Lee – Archaeological Officer Roman Forts and Camps are to be found throughout England, Wales and Scotland as evidence of the Roman occupation of Britain from AD43 until the early years of the 5th Century. Sites of some of … Continue reading →

  • Pond Purr-fect!

    Richard Baines – North Yorkshire Turtle Dove Project Officer There is something magical about ponds: the mystery of what’s lurking in the depths, the tranquility of water and the constantly changing scene as many types of wildlife come and go … Continue reading →

  • Belemnites: A Window to Yorkshire’s Past?

    Ailsa Roper – Post Graduate Researcher, University of Leeds I am pleased to be working for the next three years with the School of Earth and the Environment at the University of Leeds as a Post Graduate Researcher funded by … Continue reading →

  • Tending our heritage

    Jo Collins – Monuments for the Future Volunteers and Community Officer Our Monuments for the Future project is focused on protecting and conserving the hundreds of Scheduled Monuments in the North York Moors. We work with volunteers, community groups, organisations and … Continue reading →

  • Esk ventures

    Ryan Harvey – River Esk & Coastal Streams Catchment Partnership Officer Hi there, I’m Ryan the new Partnership Officer for the River Esk & Coastal Streams Catchment – its part of a Catchment Based Approach and my post is jointly … Continue reading →

  • Ryevitalise Discovery: Woodlands

    Ann Pease – Ryevitalise Administration Assistant The Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership Scheme focuses on a fascinating river catchment landscape encompassing the Rivers Rye, Seph and Riccal. The area contains some truly amazing woodlands which support an enormous array of wildlife, including … Continue reading →

  • 3D-ing

    Here’s another reblogged post from Land of Iron volunteer Adrian Glasser. This one is about his photogrammetry turntable prototype – a turntable should make photogrammetry modelling a whole lot easier. The Land of Iron are using photogrammetry as much as … Continue reading →

  • Going with the FLO

    Victoria Franklin – Conservation Trainee At the end of October last year it was the turn of this National Park Authority to host the National Park Authorities’ Farm Liaison Officers (FLO) Group Meeting. It was the thirtieth such meeting and … Continue reading →

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