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.


Asby is full of Spring(s)

There are two interesting, but very different, wells in the parish of Asby. These are March’s Site(s) of the Month. One is located in the centre of Great Asby, and the other is more remote on the edge of a farmstead.

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
  • Much More Than Meets The Eye!

    Dover Gallery hosts an exhibition by James Owen Thomas, young artist who creates his art from things...

    March 1 @ 10:30 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
  • Forgotten Landscapes, Hidden Secrets – Andrew Burns Colwill

    As an artist, ‘Cumbria’ offers me an absolute wealth of subject matter and I have chosen...

    March 11 @ 10:30 am - May 6 @ 4:00 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
  • Le Mo-Tour

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

    April 1 @ 12:00 am - June 30 @ 12:00 am
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    runs for 4 months
  • Manchester Academy of Fine Arts

    An exhibition of works by a number of elected Members of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Manchester ...

    April 4 - May 22
  • Craft a Personal Story

    A FREE 4 week writing course for adults. You will learn to craft your experiences into stories after...

    April 11 @ 6:30 pm - May 2 @ 8:30 pm
  • Material Worlds

    12th April – 5th May  ‘Material Worlds’ ART EXHIBITION The Exhibit ‘A’ Gallery, T...

    April 12 @ 2:00 pm - May 5 @ 5:00 pm
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    Open Daily but times vary - visit www.theoldcourthouse.org for Opening times
  • Richmond Camera Club Exhibition

    Richmond Camera Club welcomes photographers of all abilities. We aim to offer something for everyon...

    April 13 - May 4

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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.