Welcome

Wow! That’s the usual reaction from folk when they experience the Yorkshire Dales National Park and this site explores the things that create that magical feeling.

Here you can find the official blog for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as well as everything that is happening right now via our packed events calendar.

Our blog takes a look at some of the issues and challenges the National Park and its communities face, as well as celebrating its cultural and historic environment, its traditions and its curiosities.  Posts are by National Park Authority officers and guest bloggers. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Blog

Digging for Britons in the Lune Valley

Jan Hicks, the chair of Lunesdale Archaeology Society, has written a summary of their recent community excavation in the Lune Valley. This turned out to be a very interesting, but complex site.

Upcoming events

For a full listing of what’s going on in and around the National Park, see our events calendar.

A small selection of events happening soon are published here.

Got your own event to publicise? No problem, you can add it today by signing up (and it’s FREE!).

  • WWI Centenary Exhibition

    An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War by two local artists, Caroline She...

    October 27 - December 31
  • Design in the Dales – The Heart of the Mill (Exhibition by our resident Artists)

    Design in the Dales will showcase work from 20 resident artists their work ranges from textiles, wea...

    07-11-2018 @ 10:30 am - 01-01-2019 @ 4:00 pm
  • Louise & Rebekah Findlay

    This Winter Exhibition by local North Yorkshire artists, Louise and Rebekah Findlay brings together ...

    17-11-2018 - 10-01-2019
  • David Higgins & Gary Lawson

    Gary Lawson is a professional photographer with a keen eye for composition coupled with an in-depth ...

    24-11-2018 - 10-01-2019
  • Higgins & Lawson

    Gary Lawson is a professional photographer with a keen eye for composition coupled with an in-depth ...

    24-11-2018 - 10-01-2019
  • Colour Notes – Studio 21

    ‘‘Colour Notes” is an exploration of how each Studio 21 artist expresses and interprets their ...

    27-11-2018 @ 10:30 am - 06-01-2019 @ 4:00 pm
  • Colour Notes – Studio 21 (Exhibition)

    ‘‘Colour Notes” is an exploration of how each Studio 21 artist expresses and interprets their ...

    27-11-2018 @ 10:30 am - 02-01-2019 @ 4:00 pm
  • All the way to Bethlehem

    Between 8th December and 6th January, your children can take part in our free Christmas trail here ...

    08-12-2018 @ 10:00 am - 06-01-2019 @ 4:00 pm
  • Reeth Brass Band

    Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of The Station as Reeth Brass band play for us on the platform. A re...

    December 16
  • ‘1918: The Long Last Mile’ Exhibition

    ‘1918: The Long Last Mile’ exhibition 26 June – 22 December The final year of WWI took the gre...

    December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Events (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until 22-12-2018

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About the Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil.

It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves. Each valley or ‘dale’ has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops.

Stone-built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich hay meadows, and show how the area has been shaped over thousands of years by the people who have lived and worked here.

Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrast with the scattered remains of former mine workings and other rural industries which remind us of the area’s rich industrial heritage.

Together, nature and people have created a special landscape of immense beauty and character.