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.


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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  • Exhibition: Aftermath: Living through the peace

    Friday 1 February to Monday 27 May (entrance included in your museum admission) How did soldiers ret...

    February 1 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
  • Victoria Bellas Carter & Suzanne Jewellery

    Suzanne and Victoria’s spring exhibition has become an annual event at The Station. Their love of ...

    March 23 - September 1
  • Elemental II by 10 Strong

    ‘Elemental II’ takes inspiration from many sources and reflects our multidisciplinary background...

    April 30 @ 10:30 am - July 7 @ 5:00 pm
  • Animation Course

    Bring old photos to life by using animation to create a short film. Across 9 workshops, learn stop m...

    May 8 @ 2:30 pm - July 10 @ 5:00 pm
  • Immersion in Incidental Landscapes – Jonathan Middlemiss

    I am an artist in ceramics and painting, originally from Nidderdale. My career in ceramics has led t...

    May 10 @ 10:30 am - July 7 @ 5:00 pm
  • Le Mo-Tour

    Drive part of stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire, 2019, solving clues on the way. The trail starts at ...

    May 20 - June 30
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    runs for 4 months
  • ‘100 Squares – A Year in my life’ art exhibition

    Natalie Burns’ ‘100 Squares – A Year in My Life’ exhibition at The Old Courthouse, Shap 20th...

    May 20 @ 2:00 pm - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
  • WensleyAle Festival

    WensleyAle festival is back for its 5th year at Redmire which celebrates local ale, cider, gin and b...

    May 24 - May 27

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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.