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April 2019

Secret Squirrel

April 14 @ 10:30 am - September 15 @ 1:00 pm
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Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

A 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don't forget your binoculars, if you own a pair. It will be…

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Secret Squirrel

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - September 15 @ 4:30 pm
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One event on 14-07-2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 13-08-2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 15-09-2019 at 2:00pm

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

This is a 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale and other wildlife. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don't forget your binoculars, if you…

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Barns, Walls and Bridges

April 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 06-08-2019 at 1:30pm

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along on this 4 mile (6.4km) walk in Herriot country and enjoy panoramic views over Upper Wensleydale.  Barns, walls and bridges are important features of Wensleydale and played a crucial part in the development of local industry and agriculture. The walk includes the woodland and waterfalls of Shaw Gill. A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes stiles, uneven ground and two short steep climbs. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.…

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Be a Ranger for a day! – family event

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kettlewell car park, YDNPA car park
Kettlewell, BD23 5QZ United Kingdom
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Join us for the Year of Green action and lend our rangers a helping hand! Join one of our Rangers for a practical conservation day, and experience for yourself the work they do to look after our stunning National Park countryside. We supply the tools – you do the work! all you need is lots of enthusiasm, an adult to do your work come with you, a drink and a packed lunch. Expect to get dirty! These days involve the use…

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Spring Flowers in Oxenber and Wharfe Woods

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Feizor, Feizor LA2 8DF United Kingdom + Google Map

A 4 mile ( 6.5 km) to see ancient Oxenber and Wharfe woods. We will be accompanied by Tony from the YDNPA wildlife team who will help you to enjoy an area rich in Spring flowers. We will observe a variety of habitats – limestone pavement, grassland and wood pasture. We will also enjoy views of classic limestone scenery and will discuss how the landscape came to be as it is. A level 3 YDNPA walk with some gradients and…

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Introduction to geocaching at Hudswell Woods

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hudswell Woods, Round Howe car park Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4TJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Fancy having a go at geocaching but not sure how to go about it? Join us to learn the basics and then put it into practice. A fun afternoon out for the family exploring Hudswell Woods and looking for caches on our custom geocache trails.  Trail length approximately 1.5 miles. Suitable for primary school age, up to age 12. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads please. Booking essential.

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Go Wild!

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

DSI Wildlife Investigation. Be a nature detective, follow our trail and find the clues to solve the mystery of the disappearing eggs. Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This drop-in event is for accompanied children aged 5 to 12 , with lots of science and craft based activities.  All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff. Included in museum admission.

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

April 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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Wild About Streams – family event

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Malham National Park Centre, Malham North Yorkshire BD23 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at Malham National Park Centre. Come on a stream dip with us! See what lives in our streams, test the water quality, discover how creatures survive in water. Take home everything you need to become a water detective. Lots of fun; be ready to get wet! This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get wet! You will need shoes you can go into the water in, a towel…

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Ride the hills of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire with Simon Warren

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wheatley Arms, Ilkley, Wheatley Lane
Ilkley, LS29 8PP United Kingdom
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A unique and exclusive opportunity to experience some of the best sections of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire with Simon Warren, author of the '100Climbs' series of books. Enjoy a day out in the hills in style with everything provided for you, including a team mechanic, a lovely lunch stop and prizes along the way! The route will be disclosed after the official announcement of the Tour de Yorkshire routes on 7th December 2018, so watch this space. However the…

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Evening Photography Sessions at Ingleborough Cave

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 22-06-2019 at 3:30pm

One event on 13-07-2019 at 3:30pm

One event on 27-07-2019 at 3:30pm

One event on 10-08-2019 at 4:30pm

One event on 14-08-2019 at 4:30pm

One event on 24-08-2019 at 4:30pm

One event on 07-09-2019 at 3:30pm

One event on 21-09-2019 at 3:30pm

One event on 26-10-2019 at 3:30pm

Ingleborough Cave, Clapham North Yorkshire LA2 8EA United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us at Ingleborough Cave in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for one of our unique evening photography sessions. These are designed for those wanting to spend time in Ingleborough Cave taking photographs and getting to grips with the unique and challenging photographic conditions underground. Please note that these sessions are not tutorials. One of our local guides will lead the way as you follow in the footsteps of the early Victorian explorers on a journey spanning…

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Family Foraging

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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All are welcome at this fun foraging day where a Wildwood-made foraged lunch will be provided around the campfire and excursions made around Malham Tarn to gather wild edibles to supplement our meal. We will teach you how to safely identify edible plants and show you how to prepare them in delicious ways.

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Hawes Town

Hawes Town Trail

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 21-05-2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 18-06-2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 23-07-2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 25-08-2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 10-09-2019 at 2:00pm

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this short 2.5 mile (3.5km) guided walk and explore the history of Hawes and the village of Gayle. Walking through this lovely market town, discover the origins of Wensleydale cheese, see where the railway once went and follow a section of the Pennine Way. A level 1 YDNPA guided walk. The route takes in some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes with good grips.…

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May 2019

spoon carving

May 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day 1 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Come and spend a day  learning to make your own spoon. See it transform from a block of wood to the finished utensil. A whole day with a skilled woodland craftsman. Beginners can explore their potential. You will be guided through choosing wood, cutting and cleaning, basic axe skills and simple knife skills and carving techniques as well as tool care, sharpening and honing. You will also learn how to "read the wood", ie how to sculpt it into the…

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

May 3
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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Tour de Yorkshire weekend trip

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - May 6 @ 2:00 pm

An exclusive trip to watch the Tour de Yorkshire over the May bank holiday weekend staying in Ilkley. Watch the pros and ride sections of the route as well as other great roads in the Yorkshire Dales. The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire will be bigger and better than ever before and it is likely that many of the world’s top riders will ride the race in preparation for the UCI World Championships in September 2019 in Yorkshire. This trip will allow…

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Lichens in the Dales

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - May 6 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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The Malham Tarn area is rich in lichen species, offering beginners and the more experienced a useful and informative selection of material. Collection methods will be covered. Gain confidence in using simple identification keys and chemical tests, and obtain an understanding of their biology and impact on the landscape.

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Walking and Wellbeing

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Practice mindfulness and connect with nature whilst being guided by a trained mindfulness teacher, Martin Summerfield. There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating benefits such as stress reduction, helping eliminate fatigue, lowering blood pressure and general wellbeing. You will be invited to take part in simple mindful movements, breathing exercises and engage your senses while walking in the local landscape. The weekend will provide an opportunity to calm and relax yourself as well as the opportunity to gain perspective…

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Navvies, Drovers and Romans

May 4 @ 10:40 am - 5:30 pm
Ribblehead Station, LA6 3JF, Ribblehead Station North Yorkshire LA6 3JF United Kingdom + Google Map

Walk starts from Ribblehead Station. A 9½ miles (15 km) walk through the site of the navvies’ settlements at Ribblehead led by the Dales Volunteers. We will follow the line of the railway, far beneath us, and then visit Gearstones and Thorns, both important centres for the Drovers of long ago. En route we will have a glimpse of the Roman road from Bainbridge to Ingleton. This YDNPA level 4 walk includes some steep gradients, stiles and uneven ground. Please…

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Stephen Knowles Photography Tutorials

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on 04-05-2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 12-10-2019 at 2:00pm

Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail, Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail
Clapham, LA2 8EA
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Join local photographer Stephen Knowles (stephenknowlesphotography.co.uk) on one of our photography tutorials, designed to help you improve your photography skills and get away from using the automatic setting. Availability is limited to ensure that visitors are able to make the most of their time with Stephen, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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