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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
  • The Yorkshire Dales National Park: How did you do? 13th July 2020
    1. Can you name this breed of deer? (1 point) Answer: Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) Roe deer are one of only two native species of deer in the UK. (The other is the red deer, Cervus elaphus). They stand up to 75cm high at the shoulder, are solid brown in colour and have beautiful black […]
  • Historic Highlights: Our Team’s Top 10 (Part 1) 13th July 2020
    We in the YDNPA Historic Environment Team are passionate about the hundreds of incredible historic landscapes, sites and finds across the Dales. During lockdown we have greatly missed going out on our usual site visits – which got us thinking about our personal favourites. With this in mind, we thought we would set ourselves the […]
  • Medieval trade routes in Westmorland 9th July 2020
    As we discussed in our earlier blogpost, Packhorses and their routes, trade goods were carried the length and breadth of Britain on the backs of packhorses in trains of up to twenty beasts at a time each with a load of between one and two hundredweight. The sturdy ‘Jaggers’ or Galloway ponies could negotiate narrow […]
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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