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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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Latest News

  • 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 →

  • Top posts from last year

    So looking back at our statistics for 2019 the historic environment comes out tops. Out of our top five posts (according to Views) three of them were about archaeology. Fortifying the landscape Standing up for standing stones Moor mounds UPDATE … Continue reading →

  • The Winter King

    Paul Thompson – Ryevitalise Programme Officer Trees give us so much – visually from a landscape perspective, environmentally by cleaning the air producing oxygen and storing carbon, and emotionally as spending time in a woodland is said to boost our … Continue reading →

  • Smelted chocolate

    The Land of Iron has been working with Adrian Glasser, a local volunteer with a lot of technological expertise, on a number of experiments. One recent success has been reinventing the moulding of pig iron, this time in chocolate. ‘Pig … Continue reading →

  • Inspirational birds

    Richard Baines – North Yorkshire Turtle Dove Project Officer The North Yorkshire Turtle Dove Project has benefited from huge support since we started back in 2016; from local farmers to national celebrities, we have been amazed at how many people … Continue reading →

  • Woodland enterprise

    Raincliffe Wood Community Enterprise was set up back in 2016 to take on the management of Raincliffe, Forge Valley and Row Brow Woods near Scarborough. Their mission is to build a strong community enterprise that secures a safe and sustainable … Continue reading →

  • Traversing the Esk

    Christopher Watt – River Esk Project Officer Hi there, I’m Chris and I’ve just recently joined the National Park Authority as a River Esk Project Officer, having moved down from Scotland, and seemingly brought the weather with me! My role … Continue reading →

  • LEADER Programme: making ends meet

    Amy Thomas – previously North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER Programme Manager After a busy few years we recently celebrated making the final grant offers of the 2015-2020 North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER Programme. Over the last … Continue reading →

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