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.


The Quarries at Stags Fell

The sandstone quarries at Stags Fell are June’s Site of the Month. Stags Fell Quarries are the most extensive areas of stone working in the Dales, and are clearly visible looking north across the dale from Hawes as an unbroken line of spoil heaps skirting the edge of Stags Fell.

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.

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  • The roadside wildflower exhibition

    Inspired by the work of Judy Dunford, our latest exhibition – The roadside wildflower – ...

    July 3 - August 29
  • E.M. Lafuente – Landscapes of the Mind

      Elisa paintings are inspired by the landscapes of northern England, while mixing Mediterranea...

    July 4 @ 10:30 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm
  • “Dales Inspiration” art exhibition

    An exhibition by 18 exceptional Yorkhsire artists in watercolours, oils, printmaking, pencil, felt, ...

    July 14 @ 10:00 am - July 23 @ 4:00 pm

    Special Summer event being held at the Rivers Edge Holiday Home & Lodge Park, Ingleton, LA6 3HR ...

    July 16 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 7:00 pm
  • Ann C. Haslam – Beyond 4 Walls

    17 July – 4 September Ann is developing new concepts using natural and manufactured materials ...

    July 17 @ 10:30 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
  • A Spot on The Wall

    Our popular open art exhibition returns in the summer 2018. Spot on the wall showcases an ever-chang...

    July 21 - September 5
  • Spot on the Wall

    Our popular open art exhibition returns for another year. Visitors will enjoy an ever-changing displ...

    July 21 - September 5
  • ‘1918: The Long Last Mile’ Exhibition

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

    July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until 22-12-2018

  • Stories in Stone Evening Caving Trip

    We are a local business that has been operating for 27 years and we would love to introduce you to t...

    July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until 03-09-2018

    One event on 28-05-2018 at 5:00pm

  • Creative Summer School – Photo Workshop

    A sense of Selfie, portraiture and telling your tale through Photography. Creative and fun, learn ab...

    July 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25-07-2018

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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.