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

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!).

  • 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
  • June Romantic breaks

    Special couples offers for June 2019 3 night w/e or 4 night midweek breaks now only £450 7 nights b...

    June 3 - June 24
  • Swaledale Festival

    Music, arts and walking festival 60+ events taking place in and around Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and...

    June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 17 @ 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Events (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 08-06-2019

  • Swaledale Festival

    Music, arts and walking festival 60+ events taking place in and around Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and...

    June 4 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Events (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 08-06-2019

  • Swaledale Festival

    Music, arts and walking festival 60+ events taking place in and around Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and...

    June 5 @ 9:00 am - June 19 @ 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Events (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 08-06-2019

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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.