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The West Yorkshire Countryside

Discover the West Yorkshire countryside on your doorstep or on holiday



Places to visit in West Yorkshire
Lots of places to visit in the countryside from Visit England.

CPRE West Yorkshire
Our aim is to protect the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of West Yorkshire’s countryside.

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

LNRs in West Yorkshire
Local Nature Reserves in West Yorkshire at Wikipedia.

West Yorkshire Geology Trust
Volunteers who work to protect and conserve important geological sites...

West Riding Ramblers
Ramblers groups in West Yorkshire with advice, local groups and more...

West Yorkshire Ecology Service
Advising on biodiversity conservation and hosting the West Yorkshire Ecological Record...

Best Nature Reserves in West Yorks
See wildlife at 32 places around West Yorkshire. Read reviews, get a recommended plan...

SSSIs in West Yorkshire
Sites of Special Scientific Interest in West Yorkshire at Wikipedia.

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Latest News

RSS Blog – Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Respect Social Distancing and No Litter or BBQs 26th June 2020
    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is appealing to visitors and local communities to take a fresh look at the guidelines on social distancing, littering and BBQs. Carl Lis, Chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, said: “In the last couple of days we’ve seen some extraordinary images of packed beaches and beauty spots across the country, and […]
  • Records needed of swifts in National Park 26th June 2020
    A second appeal has been made for records of swift nest sites or ‘screaming parties’ in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – now that the peak time for this ‘thrilling bird’ has arrived. On the eve of UK Swift Awareness Week (starting tomorrow 27 June), the National Park Authority said the response to an invitation […]
  • The Yorkshire Dales National Park: How well do you know it? 25th June 2020
    1. Can you name the collective nouns for these animals? (1 point each) As an example you could say ‘a conspiracy of ravens’. A. GoldfinchesB. ToadsC. Peregrine falconsD. OttersE. Swallows 2. Can you name the feature? (1 point) 3. Can you work out the wildflowers in each of the cryptic clues? (1 point each) A. […]
RSS Yorkshire WT News
  • Benyon review on Highly Protected Marine Areas published 8th June 2020
    The Wildlife Trusts back the Benyon review and call on Government for ambitious delivery plan for Highly Protected Marine Areas within a year.
  • Love and look after it! 5th June 2020
    The Wildlife Trusts appeal to people’s love of nature following last weekend’s wildfires, vandalism, littering and disturbance to wildlife
  • Victory for Askham Bog! 13th May 2020
    Secretary of State refuses development at Moor Lane, protecting Askham Bog nature reserve for the future.
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