Be a Ranger for a day! – family event

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 of tools; they are suitable for children aged 8 and over.

All children must bring a responsible adult to share the fun (up to three children can share one adult) Children £5, adults with children free (each child can bring up to two adults free).

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking essential from Grassington National Park Centre

Please wear old clothes (you will get muddy!) and strong shoes or boots. (we have waterproofs and boots available for you to borrow)

 

 

Father Christmas at Malham National Park Centre

Come and meet Father Christmas in the lovely winter wonderland location of Malham. He will be at the National Park Centre on 30th November & 1 December, 7th December and 14th & 15th December between 11am and 3pm.

There will be festive storytelling and craft activities. These include a Christmas card competition and the chance to write a letter to give to Father Christmas when it’s your turn to meet him. Every child will receive a gift.

Father Christmas at Malham National Park Centre

Come and meet Father Christmas in the lovely winter wonderland location of Malham. He will be at the National Park Centre on 30th November & 1 December, 7th December and 14th & 15th December between 11am and 3pm.

There will be festive storytelling and craft activities. These include a Christmas card competition and the chance to write a letter to give to Father Christmas when it’s your turn to meet him. Every child will receive a gift.

 

Father Christmas at Malham National Park Centre

Come and meet Father Christmas in the lovely winter wonderland location of Malham. He will be at the National Park Centre on 30th November & 1 December, 7th December and 14th & 15th December between 11am and 3pm.

There will be festive storytelling and craft activities. These include a Christmas card competition and the chance to write a letter to give to Father Christmas when it’s your turn to meet him. Every child will receive a gift.

Father Christmas at Malham National Park Centre

Come and meet Father Christmas in the lovely winter wonderland location of Malham. He will be at the National Park Centre on 30th November & 1 December, 7th December and 14th & 15th December between 11am and 3pm.

There will be festive storytelling and craft activities. These include a Christmas card competition and the chance to write a letter to give to Father Christmas when it’s your turn to meet him. Every child will receive a gift.

Father Christmas at Malham National Park Centre

Come and meet Father Christmas in the lovely winter wonderland location of Malham. He will be at the National Park Centre on 30th November & 1 December, 7th December and 14th & 15th December between 11am and 3pm.

There will be festive storytelling and craft activities. These include a Christmas card competition and the chance to write a letter to give to Father Christmas when it’s your turn to meet him. Every child will receive a gift.

If You Go Down To The Woods…..

A thrilling opportunity to experience the woods at dusk. Join our qualified forest school event leader Kirsten Civil to create stick wind chimes and spirits of the forest floor art. With storytelling as you cook round the campfire. Supervised under 16s only – sorry no under 3s.

There are only 15 spaces available, so book your place soon!

Spooktastic Fun!

A fun-filled day of free Halloween activities in Freeholders Wood. Make some magic potions or spooky badges. Decorate a biscuit with a really scary face and eat it if you dare! All sorts of fearful fun for everyone!

Be a Ranger for a day – family event

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 of tools; they are suitable for children aged 8 and over.

All children must bring a responsible adult to share the fun (up to three children can share one adult) Children £5, adults with children free (each child can bring up to two adults free).

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking essential from Grassington National Park Centre

Please wear old clothes (you will get muddy!) and strong shoes or boots. (we have waterproofs and boots available for you to borrow)

 

 

The Enchanted Wood Halloween Trail

The witches that live in Freeholders Woods have had their frogs stolen by some naughty woodland elves. How will they make their spells? Can you help find the frogs? Do the spooky scavenger hunt, find some skeleton leaves and traces of midnight hunters- but be careful, you might get spooked!

Butter Making and Cheese Tasting

Have you ever had a go at making butter? It’s quicker and easier than you might think! To link in with the cheese festival, our very own butter expert, Philip Jolley, will show you how to create butter. You can try it on a cracker here, or take it home. Also try some local cheeses with local preserves; it’s what Wensleydale is famous for!

Bushcraft for Adults

Come and join us on a practical woodland session exploring a coppiced area of Freeholders Wood. Activities will include cooking on an open fire – halloumi, blackberries and foraged herbs will feature- and for the more adventurous try coffee made from beech nuts or dandelion roots! There will be the chance to have a go at identifying plants, trees and flowers, animal print and habitat. Also wood crafts; making an item to take home, decorating a wood truckle and drawing with charcoal we have made on the fire. Ultimately make time just to be, in this fabulous green space, to sit, relax and reflect in the woods.

There are only 12 spaces available, so book your place soon!

Secret Squirrel

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 own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath (because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill). If you might find this section of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition that limits your mobility please contact Hawes National Park Centre on 01969 666210 for more details. The walk can be muddy, wellies or boots are recommended.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

Cost £6 adult and £2 children, includes the cost of transport to Snaizeholme

 

Secret Squirrel

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 an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath, because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill. Please contact Hawes National Park Centre if you might find this part of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition and would like more details. Sturdy shoes or wellies recommended .

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking  essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

 

 

Hawes Town Trail

Hawes Town

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.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

Lead Mining on Grassington Moor

Join us on this 4 mile (6.4km) guided walk and discover why this corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park became a place of heavy industry. We will visit the well preserved remains of shafts, adits, ore dressing, peat cutting, reprocessing and much more; and the views over Grassington are stunning.

A level 2 YDNPA walk; the first part of this route is barrier free and accessible to wheelchairs, please see website for details. The site is exposed please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs allowed on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places limited; booking advisable from Grassington National Park Centre

 

Barbon to Casterton Round

Walk starts from Barbon Village Hall, LA6 2LL

Join us on this pleasant low-level 8 mile (12.9km) walk taking in fields and quiet country lanes in the valley of the River Lune, with lovely views across to the hills.

There are several points of interest, including the Bronte sisters’ connection to Casterton and various country houses – Barbon Manor, Casterton Hall and Whelprigg, and the Roman road from Ribchester to Carlisle and the dismantled railway, both of which ran along the valley. You may wish to end your walk with a visit to Barbon Church, which is believed to date back to the 12th century, or at the Barbon Inn, a 17th century coaching house!

A level 4 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients across open countryside. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Walking boots recommended.

Don’t forget your packed lunch!

Dogs not allowed. (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

Old Gang Mines

An easy 3½ miles (5.6 km) stroll around the fascinating remains of the lead mining industry of Swaledale with our expert guides visiting two smelt mills and associated buildings, flues, levels, adits and tips along a gravel track.

A level 2 YDNPA walk, this walk is accessible for all terrain mobility scooters it is on a good track with a slight gradient.

Dogs allowed on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places are limited, Booking advisable from Reeth National Park Centre, Hudson House

Walk starts from Surrender Bridge Grid ref: SD989998  (Leave Reeth on the B6270 westwards. On leaving Healaugh take the right turn to Kearton & Surrender Bridge. Park on roadside at T junction)

Falls, Freeholders and Flagstones

Aysgarth Falls

Walk starts from Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre near Leyburn DL8 3TH

An easy 5 mile (8.0km) walk with some gradients, stiles and uneven ground around the fascinating landscape of Carperby parish.

Join our experienced Dales volunteers to find out more about the fascinating history of Carperby. A village where residents still have traditional rights over coppiced timber and the layout has been little changed over the centuries the history of this small area is full of interest; and the views are stunning too!

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.  (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

Go Wild!

Woodland Wonder

 Woodlands are more than just the sum of their trees!  Come and investigate the complex mix of animals, insects and plant in our woodlands!

 Come and join in the fun and learn about our Fantastic National Parks and wonderful wildlife. This drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities.

We will be Stream Dipping too (weather permitting); how many water creatures can you find?

All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff, wellies (or shoes you can paddle in) and a towel.

This is a free, drop in event so you can stay for a few minutes or a few hours! No booking is required.

The event is free although donations are welcome. All donations go directly towards the important work of the National Park Authority in caring for the Yorkshire Dales.

Information from Aysgarth National Park Centre

The Magic of Threshfield Quarry

Threshfield Quarry

Join us on this 3.7 mile (6km) guided walk to see the impact of the recent work  by conservationists and historians to regenerate this previous industrial site on a massive scale . With new access routes and opportunities for wildlife, this site demonstrates what can be achieved after the quarrymen have left.

A level 3 YDNPA walk with some steep gradients, stiles and very uneven loose stone surfaces.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes with a good grip.

Dogs not allowed.

Bring a packed lunch.

Places limited, booking advisable from Grassington National Park Centre.

Hawes Town Trail

Hawes Town

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.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

Bat Walk – Aysgarth Falls

Love bats? Come on a short walk looking for bats around Aysgarth Falls and Freeholders Wood with Tony from our wildlife team. We will walk down to the river and through the woods to discover where our bats like to fly and to learn more about these wonderful animals.

Please bring a torch as we will be walking on uneven ground in the dark, and be prepared to stand around outside. This event will be cancelled in the event of wet weather and high winds.

A level 1 YDNPA walk. The route is barrier free, but will include walking in the dark, children must be well supervised.

Dogs on leads allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, book through Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

Go Wild!

Breath-taking Birds.

From birds that fly on silent wings to the fastest animal on the planet, we will show you how birds are adapted to different types of lives!

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities. We will be Stream Dipping too, so you can see  how many different water creatures you can find. All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff, wellies (or shoes you can paddle in) and a towel.

Malham Landscape Trail

Join us for this classic walk that takes in the main features of Malham’s spectacular limestone scenery, visiting enchanting woodland, Janet’s Foss, the majestic gorge of Gordale Scar, an Iron Age village, and the world famous Malham Cove.

A level 3 YDNPA walk on good paths with one section over rocks near Janet’s Foss. There is one short climb, step stiles and steps down the side of Malham Cove. 

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch and drink

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

 

 

Hawes Rural Heritage

Hay meadows near the upland village of Hawes

Join us for this 5.5 mile (8.8km) walk in Herriot country, through fields and along old bridleways with stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales. We will look for evidence of old industries and traditional rural activities as we walk, including local hamlets, villages, barns and lime kilns.

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Packed lunch required.

Dogs not allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

Go Wild!

Magnificent Mammals.

We all love our cute and furry mammals! But do you know how many there are in the Yorkshire Dales? Join us to find out more.

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities. We will be Stream Dipping too, so you can see  how many different water creatures you can find. All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff, wellies (or shoes you can paddle in) and a towel.

Barbon to Casterton Round

Walk starts from Barbon Village Hall, LA6 2LL

Join us on this pleasant low-level 8 mile (12.9km) walk taking in fields and quiet country lanes in the valley of the River Lune, with lovely views across to the hills.

There are several points of interest, including the Bronte sisters’ connection to Casterton and various country houses – Barbon Manor, Casterton Hall and Whelprigg, and the Roman road from Ribchester to Carlisle and the dismantled railway, both of which ran along the valley. You may wish to end your walk with a visit to Barbon Church, which is believed to date back to the 12th century, or at the Barbon Inn, a 17th century coaching house!

A level 4 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients across open countryside. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Walking boots recommended.

Don’t forget your packed lunch!

Dogs not allowed. (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

Secret Squirrel

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 own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath (because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill). If you might find this section of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition that limits your mobility please contact Hawes National Park Centre on 01969 666210 for more details. The walk can be muddy, wellies or boots are recommended.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

Cost £6 adult and £2 children, includes the cost of transport to Snaizeholme

 

Secret Squirrel

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 an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath, because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill. Please contact Hawes National Park Centre if you might find this part of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition and would like more details. Sturdy shoes or wellies recommended .

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking  essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

 

 

By Castle and Byway

Join our experienced Dales Volunteers for a pretty 7 mile (11.3km) walk which takes us along idyllic Wensleydale byways and field paths between historic Bolton Castle, with its picturesque village and fine views across to Pen Hill, and Aysgarth Falls, the jewel of Lower Wensleydale.

A level 4 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients across open countryside.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Bring a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed. (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Aysgarth National Park Centre.

Be a Ranger for a day – family event

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 of tools; they are suitable for children aged 8 and over.

All children must bring a responsible adult to share the fun (up to three children can share one adult) Children £5, adults with children free (each child can bring up to two adults free).

No Dogs (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking essential from Grassington National Park Centre

Please wear old clothes (you will get muddy!) and strong shoes or boots. (we have waterproofs and boots available for you to borrow)

 

 

Go Wild!

Incredible Insects.

Insects are incredible! There are so many different types doing different jobs in the environment there’s so much to discover!

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities. We will be Stream Dipping too, so you can see  how many different water creatures you can find. All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff, wellies (or shoes you can paddle in) and a towel.

Wild About Owls – family event

Meet at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

Discover the secret life of owls, dissect an owl pellet, do some owly crafts. Lots of things to do and make.

This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get muddy! Bring wellies and a change of clothes.

This event is an accessible event suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children and unaccompanied adults £5 (adults with children free).

No dogs please. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking essential through Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00  – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

Wild About Owls – family event

Meet at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

Discover the secret life of owls, dissect an owl pellet, do some owly crafts. Lots of things to do and make.

This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get muddy! Bring wellies and a change of clothes.

This event is an accessible event suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children and unaccompanied adults £5 (adults with children free).

No dogs please. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking essential through Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00  – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

Iconic Landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale

Walk starts from Horton-in-Ribblesdale NP car park.

A stunning 7½ mile (12km) walk through classic limestone scenery with views of the Three Peaks, exploring the influence of humans on this special landscape. See glacial features and learn about the geology of the area. We will follow ancient Highways, sections of the Pennine Way, the Ribble Way and the Pennine Bridleway, including the award-winning new bridge across the Ribble at Far Moor. Hear about droving, farming, railways and quarrying.

A level 4 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and steep gradients across open countryside. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips, walking boots are recommended.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

 

Barns, Walls and Bridges

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.

Dogs not allowed, (assistance dogs welcome).

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

Old Gang Mines

An easy 3½ miles (5.6 km) stroll around the fascinating remains of the lead mining industry of Swaledale with our expert guides visiting two smelt mills and associated buildings, flues, levels, adits and tips along a gravel track.

A level 2 YDNPA walk, this walk is accessible for all terrain mobility scooters it is on a good track with a slight gradient.

Dogs allowed on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places are limited, Booking advisable from Reeth National Park Centre, Hudson House

Walk starts from Surrender Bridge Grid ref: SD989998  (Leave Reeth on the B6270 westwards. On leaving Healaugh take the right turn to Kearton & Surrender Bridge. Park on roadside at T junction)

Sunnyside and Moneyside

Join us on this 4 mile (6.4km) walk in beautiful Dentdale. The route is partly along the popular Dales Way through pleasant flower meadows along the River Dee, and returning on a centuries-old route linking the farms and what was the old Dent workhouse on the northern side of the dale. Just what’s needed to walk off a delicious lunch in one of the Dent hostelries!

The dale has probably one of the remotest breweries in Britain, the highest railway station in Britain, as well as many links with the Quakers, connections with the slave trade and possibly with the Brontes. Dent Town itself was home to Terrible Knitters, the Dent Vampire and Adam Sedgwick. The scattered homesteads and hamlets of the dale owe much to the Vikings, who came here in the 10th century. Nowadays, the Dent Brewery, probably one of the remotest breweries in Britain, proves a great draw for real ale connoisseurs and could make a perfect end to your walk!

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route takes in a short stretch of cobbled street in town plus some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

Fun Fridays – Felting

Drop in activity using wet felting techniques to make your own picture of wildlife including owls, butterflies, foxes and ladybirds or design your own woodland scene. Included in museum admission.

Go Wild!

Fabulous Flowers.

Flowers for long tongues, flowers that look like insects, flowers that eat insects – why are they all different? Come and investigate the world of wildflowers and their friends with us.

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities. We will be Stream Dipping too, so you can see  how many different water creatures you can find. All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff, wellies (or shoes you can paddle in) and a towel.

Yorkshire Day at the National Park Centres

Join us at the National Park Centres in Aysgarth, Hawes, Grassington, Malham and Reeth to celebrate Yorkshire Day. There will be local produce to try and a fiendish Yorkshire quiz.

Be a Ranger for a day – family event

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 of tools; they are suitable for children aged 8 and over.

All children must bring a responsible adult to share the fun (up to three children can share one adult) Children £5, adults with children free (each child can bring up to two adults free).

Places limited, booking essential from Grassington National Park Centre

Please wear old clothes (you will get muddy!) and strong shoes or boots. (we have waterproofs and boots available for you to borrow)

 

 

Falls, Freeholders and Flagstones

Aysgarth Falls

Walk starts from Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre near Leyburn DL8 3TH

An easy 5 mile (8.0km) walk with some gradients, stiles and uneven ground around the fascinating landscape of Carperby parish.

Join our experienced Dales volunteers to find out more about the fascinating history of Carperby. A village where residents still have traditional rights over coppiced timber and the layout has been little changed over the centuries the history of this small area is full of interest; and the views are stunning too!

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.  (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

Malham Landscape Trail

Join us for this classic walk that takes in the main features of Malham’s spectacular limestone scenery, visiting enchanting woodland, Janet’s Foss, the majestic gorge of Gordale Scar, an Iron Age village, and the world famous Malham Cove.

A level 3 YDNPA walk on good paths with one section over rocks near Janet’s Foss. There is one short climb, step stiles and steps down the side of Malham Cove. 

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch and drink

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

 

 

Go Wild!

Wonderful Water.

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities. We will be Stream Dipping too, so you can see  how many different water creatures you can find. All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff, wellies (or shoes you can paddle in) and a towel.

Hawes Town Trail

Hawes Town

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.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

Delightful Dentdale

Dentdale

Join our Dales Volunteers on this lovely 6.5 mile (10.5km) walk. The walk climbs quickly through beautiful Flintergill onto the Occupation Road and spectacular views of Dentdale. It then heads gently back down to the valley bottom and follow the Dales Way back to Dent through the meadows alongside the River Dee.

A moderate walk with one steep climb, some steps, stiles and slight gradients. A level 4 YDNPA walk. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, walking boots recommended.  

Please bring a packed lunch.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

Scenic Swaledale

Swaledale

Walk starts from Reeth National Park Centre, Hudson House, Reeth DL11 6SZ

Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this delightful 5 ½ mile (8.5km) walk to discover more about the local historical, industrial and cultural heritage, whilst enjoying the outstanding scenery of this beautiful part of Swaledale.

This is a YDNPA level 3 walk with one steady uphill section, uneven ground and stiles. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Bring a drink and a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome)

Booking advisable at Reeth NPC, Hudson House

The Craven Limeworks

A 3 mile (4.8 km) stroll exploring the three different methods of lime production carried on here, including the intriguing Hoffmann Kiln which enabled lime to be produced in a continuous process. Come and explore this little known archaeological gem which has to be seen to be believed.

A level 2 YDNPA walk ; the walk is short but the route includes stiles, uneven ground and steps. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Well behaved dogs welcome but must be on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

 

 

 

Secret Squirrel

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 own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath (because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill). If you might find this section of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition that limits your mobility please contact Hawes National Park Centre on 01969 666210 for more details. The walk can be muddy, wellies or boots are recommended.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

Cost £6 adult and £2 children, includes the cost of transport to Snaizeholme

 

Discover Orton Scar

A  4½ mile (7km) walk with spectacular views of the Howgills and Lakeland fells. Beautiful limestone pavements, local farms and barns and a prehistoric stone circle.

This fantastic walk not only has breath taking views of the Howgills and Lakeland fells, but also the chance to see some of the beautiful limestone pavements which characterise so much of the Dales, as well as local farms and barns and a prehistoric stone circle. You will discover aspects of history from over 3,000 years ago right up to relatively modern times. Refreshments  are available in Orton before and after the walk.

The initial ascent is quite strenuous but we will not rush you! Boots recommended – paths with exposed limestone, and possible muddy sections. There are stiles on this walk. YDNPA level 3 walk.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

Secret Squirrel

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 an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath, because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill. Please contact Hawes National Park Centre if you might find this part of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition and would like more details. Sturdy shoes or wellies recommended .

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking  essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

 

 

Down on the Farm – family event

Meet at Gill Garth Farm, Selside, Settle BD24 0HX.

Two hours of fun on the farm! Meet the cows and sheep, help collect the eggs, feed the pony and watch the sheep shearing. When ewe’ve seen around the farm there will be crafty things to do and make.

Lots of fleecy fun for all ages! Best for people aged 5 upwards.

This event is held outdoors and in the sheep sheds, please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather on the day and don’t forget your wellies for walking around the farm.

No dogs please.

This is an accessible event suitable for all. Please contact for more details.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children and unaccompanied adults £5 (adults with children free)

Places limited, booking essential through Malham National Park Centre.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00  – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

Lead Mining on Grassington Moor

Join us on this 4 mile (6.4km) guided walk and discover why this corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park became a place of heavy industry. We will visit the well preserved remains of shafts, adits, ore dressing, peat cutting, reprocessing and much more; and the views over Grassington are stunning.

A level 2 YDNPA walk; the first part of this route is barrier free and accessible to wheelchairs, please see website for details. The site is exposed please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs allowed on short (2m) fixed leads.

Places limited; booking advisable from Grassington National Park Centre

 

Discover Aisgill Force

Hidden waterfalls are a fascinating feature of the limestone landscape in the Yorkshire Dales. Why not join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this moderate 4 mile (6½ km) journey to discover the delights of Aisgill Force?

The walk passes the home of Wensleydale Cheese (think Wallace and Gromit!), and into the little village of Gayle through narrow streets between lovely little cottages.

Out of the village the walk goes through a narrow wooded gorge with steep moss and fern covered sides to the spectacular waterfalls of Aisgill Force. The return is through pleasant Dales meadows, passing field barns and farmhouses, all set in Wensleydale’ s stunning landscape.

A level 3 YDNPA walk. The route takes in some steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients across open countryside.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, Booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

Down on the Farm – family event

Meet at Gill Garth Farm, Selside, Settle BD24 0HX.

Two hours of fun on the farm! Meet the cows and sheep, help collect the eggs, feed the pony and watch the sheep shearing. When ewe’ve seen around the farm there will be crafty things to do and make.

Lots of fleecy fun for all ages! Best for people aged 5 upwards.

This event is held outdoors and in the sheep sheds, please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather on the day and don’t forget your wellies for walking around the farm.

No dogs please.

This is an accessible event suitable for all. Please contact for more details.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children and unaccompanied adults £5 (adults with children free)

Places limited, booking essential through Malham National Park Centre.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00  – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

Go Wild!

Marvellous Meadows.

Our fantastic meadows are buzzing with life –  come and find out more!

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities.  All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff.

Bat Walk – Settle

Love bats? Come on a short walk looking for bats around Settle with Tony from our wildlife team. There will be a short talk and then we’ll be out with the bat detectors to discover where the bats of Settle like to fly.

Please bring a torch as we will be walking on uneven ground in the dark. Please wear sturdy footwear and be dressed to stand around outside. This event will be cancelled in the event of wet weather or high winds.

This is a YDNPA level 1 walk. The route is barrier free and may be suitable for wheelchairs, please enquire for more details.

Dogs not allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, book through Malham National Park Centre

Hawes Town Trail

Hawes Town

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.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

Wildflowers in Orton

Join Sue Thurley, from our wildlife team for a 4 mile (6.4km) gentle stroll through the quiet lanes of Orton looking at the wildflowers found in the species rich ‘Special Verges’. Learn how to identify some key meadow species and hunt for some of the rarer orchids found in the area.

A level 2 YDNPA walk; the walk will involve roadside walking and footpaths A short section of the walk will be on unsurfaced paths.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips

Dogs not allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

Peregrine Walk

Join Wildlife Conservation Officer Ian Court for a short walk to Malham Cove to learn about the success of the peregrine falcons nesting at there. Hopefully, you will see these magnificent birds, the fastest creatures on earth, flying to and from their nests on the cliff. RSPB and YDNPA volunteers will have telescopes to help you get the most from your visit.

A level 1 YDNPA walk on good footpaths with no barriers, this walk is suitable for all terrain wheelchairs with one or two uphill sections. There is some road walking. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

This activity will run twice; 10.00 – 12.00 and 15.00  – 17.00.   Both sessions are the same.

Dogs not allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

Peregrine Walk

Join Wildlife Conservation Officer Ian Court for a short walk to Malham Cove to learn about the success of the peregrine falcons nesting at there. Hopefully, you will see these magnificent birds, the fastest creatures on earth, flying to and from their nests on the cliff. RSPB and YDNPA volunteers will have telescopes to help you get the most from your visit.

A level 1 YDNPA walk on good footpaths with no barriers, this walk is suitable for all terrain wheelchairs with one or two uphill sections. There is some road walking. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

This activity will run twice; 10.00 – 12.00 and 15.00  – 17.00.   Both sessions are the same.

Dogs not allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre.

Go Wild!

Wild Music.

Come and make your own musical instruments from natural materials.

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities. All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff.

Discover Ancient Arkengarthdale

Walk starts from Langthwaite Car Park, Langthwaite DL11 6RE

Join our dales Volunteers for a 6 mile (10km) guided walk to explore this fascinating landscape steeped in  history of lead mining. Discover how lead mining shaped the fortunes of this beautiful landscape and the people who once lived here.

This is a YDNPA level 3 walk with some descent and ascent, uneven ground and stiles. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

 

Bring a packed lunch and a drink.

No dogs allowed. (assistance dogs welcome)

 

Part of the Swaledale Festival, Booking open after 25th March 2019, adult price tbc, under 25 free. Contact  www.swalefest.org

Please park in Langthwaite Car Park, Langthwaite DL11 6RE (pay and display)

Kisdon Classic Circular

Walk starts outside the Farmers Arms, Muker, DL11 6QG

Join our Dales Volunteers on this 6½ mile (10.5km) walk in the spectacular Swale gorge. We visit the ruined lead mines of Crackpot Hall, the charming village of Keld before returning over Kisdon Hill via the Corpse Road; taking in one of the finest views in the Dales.

This YDNPA level 4 walk includes some steep gradients, stiles and uneven ground. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, walking boots recommended.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome)

Part of the Swaledale Festival, Booking open after 25th March 2019, adult price tbc, under 25 free. Contact  www.swalefest.org

 

Lower Wensleydale Walk

Walk starts from Leyburn War Memorial (top of the market square)

Led by experienced National Park volunteers this 7 miles walk takes in views of Pennhill and Bolton Castle, some lead-mining remains, the park grounds of Bolton Hall, and Wensley village.

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Bring a packed lunch and a drink.

No dogs allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Part of the Swaledale Festival, Booking open after 25th March 2019, adult price tbc, under 25 free. Contact  www.swalefest.org

Be a Ranger for a day! – family event

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 of tools; they are suitable for children aged 8 and over.

All children must bring a responsible adult to share the fun (up to three children can share one adult) Children £5, adults with children free (each child can bring up to two adults free).

Places limited, booking essential from Grassington National Park Centre

Please wear old clothes (you will get muddy!) and strong shoes or boots. (we have waterproofs and boots available for you to borrow)

 

 

Bat Walk – Grassington

Love bats? Come on a short walk looking for bats around Grassington with Tony from our wildlife team. We will walk down to the river and around the village to discover where our bats like to fly and to learn more about these wonderful animals.

Please bring a torch as we will be walking on uneven ground in the dark, and be prepared to stand around outside. This event will be cancelled in the event of wet weather and high winds.

A level 1 YDNPA walk. The route is barrier free, but will include walking in the dark, children must be well supervised.

Places limited, book through Grassington National Park Centre.

Dogs not allowed. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Grinton Mines and Mills

Join our expert Dales Volunteers on this 3 mile (4.8 km) walk to explore Grinton Moor and its fascinating lead mining remains. You’ll discover hushes, levels, flues and one of the finest smelt mills in the Dales. Meet at Grinton Youth Hostel front gate.

 A level 2 YDNPA walk; the route crosses rough stony ground but is mostly downhill.

 From the Youth Hostel we will travel in shared vehicles to the start on Grinton Moor. You may be asked to help with transportation.

 Please note dogs are NOT allowed.

 Booking essential at Reeth NPC, Hudson House or online

Go Wild!

Fantastic Beasts.

Animals are truly amazing! Find out why our Dales creatures look and behave as they do!

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of Science and craft based activities. We will be Stream Dipping too, so you can see how many different water creatures you can find. All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff, wellies (or shoes you can paddle in) and a towel.

Hawes Town Trail

Hawes Town

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.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

Wild about Art – family event

Meet at Malham National Park Centre.

Two hours of arty fun with nature! Be inspired by nature and join us to make a masterpiece!

This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get dirty!

This is event is an accessible event suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00  – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

Children and unaccompanied adults £5 (adults with children free).

No dogs please. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking essential through Malham National Park Centre.

Wild about Art – family event

Meet at Malham National Park Centre.

Two hours of arty fun with nature! Be inspired by nature and join us to make a masterpiece!

This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get dirty!

This is event is an accessible event suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00  – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

Children and unaccompanied adults £5 (adults with children free).

No dogs please. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking essential through Malham National Park Centre.

Wildlflowers Around Grassington

Walk starts from Grassington National Park Centre

 Want to improve your wildflower identification skills? Or just enjoy walking through flower rich meadows and woodlands. If so then join Chris and botanist Heather for a short walk from Grassington. All abilities welcome.

This is a 4 to 5 mile walk but the emphasis is on wildflower identification, there will be lots of stopping and looking so the distance covered may well be less.

This is a There will be stiles along the way and the paths may be rough or uneven. Please wear strong shoes or trainers with good grips

 Dogs not allowed. (assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited; booking advisable from Grassington National Park Centre

Wildflowers at Aysgarth

Join Tony Serjeant from our wildlife team to walk amongst the bluebells. Learn how to identify the spring flowers of Freeholders Wood and find out how the woods are managed with traditional coppicing and how that benefits the local wildlife. There’s a lot to discover in this fascinating woodland!

A level 1 YDNPA walk; 1.5 miles, the walk is barrier free on fairly level ground and is accessible for some wheelchairs. The ground may be muddy after rain.

Please wear outdoor clothes appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Well behaved dogs allowed on a short (2m or less) fixed lead.

Places limited, booking advisable from Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

 

Stockdale, Gorbeck and Victoria Cave

A 10 mile circular walk up Stockdale leading to extensive views of Malham Tarn. We will then return by the old Gorbeck Road and visit Victoria Cave before returning to Settle. Led by YDNPA Dales Volunteers.

This YDNPA level 4 walk includes some steep gradients, stiles and uneven ground. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, walking boots recommended.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome)

This walk is part of the Ride2stride festival. There is no charge and no booking required.

Times may change nearer the date as train times are confirmed, please check Ride2Stride website.

Sunnyside and Moneyside

Join us on this 4 mile (6.4km) walk in beautiful Dentdale. The route is partly along the popular Dales Way through pleasant flower meadows along the River Dee, and returning on a centuries-old route linking the farms and what was the old Dent workhouse on the northern side of the dale. Just what’s needed to walk off a delicious lunch in one of the Dent hostelries!

The dale has probably one of the remotest breweries in Britain, the highest railway station in Britain, as well as many links with the Quakers, connections with the slave trade and possibly with the Brontes. Dent Town itself was home to Terrible Knitters, the Dent Vampire and Adam Sedgwick. The scattered homesteads and hamlets of the dale owe much to the Vikings, who came here in the 10th century. Nowadays, the Dent Brewery, probably one of the remotest breweries in Britain, proves a great draw for real ale connoisseurs and could make a perfect end to your walk!

A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route takes in a short stretch of cobbled street in town plus some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips.

Dogs not allowed.

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

Navvies, Drovers and Romans

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 wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, walking boots recommended.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome)

This walk is part of the Ride2stride festival. There is no charge and no booking required.

Times may change nearer the date as train times are confirmed, please check Ride2Stride website.

Hawes Town Trail

Hawes Town

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.

Dogs not allowed (assistance dogs welcome).

This is a free walk (donations welcome) however we do still require you to book as there is limited places.

Places are limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre

 

Wild About Streams – family event

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 and a complete change of clothes!

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00  – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

This is an accessible event suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children and unaccompanied adults £5 (adults with children free).

No dogs please. (Assistance dogs welcome)

Places limited, booking essential through Malham National Park Centre.

Go Wild!

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.

Spring Flowers in Oxenber and Wharfe Woods

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 a steep climb into Oxenber Wood. There are some stiles and uneven ground.

Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips, walking boots recommended.

Don’t forget to bring a mid morning drink and snack.

Cost is £6 adults, children £2. A voucher for a hot drink at Elaine’s Tea room in Feizor is included in the ticket.

Dogs not allowed

Places limited, booking advisable from Malham National Park Centre

Walk starts from Feizor, Lancaster, LA2 8DF

Be a Ranger for a day! – family event

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 of tools; they are suitable for children aged 8 and over.

All children must bring a responsible adult to share the fun (up to three children can share one adult) Children £5, adults with children free (each child can bring up to two adults free).

Places limited, booking essential from Grassington National Park Centre

Please wear old clothes (you will get muddy!) and strong shoes or boots. (we have waterproofs and boots available for you to borrow)

Barns, Walls and Bridges

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.

Dogs not allowed, (assistance dogs welcome).

Places limited, booking advisable from Hawes National Park Centre.

Dent Town Trail

Join us for a  1½ mile  (2.4km) walk around Dent village to discover its fascinating history. The walk will include the history of the village,  a look at some of its historic buildings along with the tales of the Dent Vampire and the Terrible Knitters.

It’s hard to believe that now Dent is such a tranquil place that 100 years ago it was crowded with busy shops, a market and town crier. Nowadays the Dent Brewery, probably one of the remotest breweries in Britain, proves a great draw for real ale enthusiasts and makes a perfect end to your walk!

A level 1 YDNPA walk which is barrier free and mostly flat, but part of the walk is on cobbled streets.

Dogs welcome on a short fixed lead.

Places limited, booking advisable through Hawes National Park Centre.

Go Wild!

Discover National Parks.

The Yorkshire Dales is one of 15 National Parks in the UK; come and explore them with us.

Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free 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.

Wild about Dormice

Meet at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

What is it like being a dormouse? Are they really our sleepiest animal? What do they eat? Two hours of wild fun discovering what life is like for our teeny tiny dormice and how we can help them survive in the Dales.

This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get muddy!

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs please. (Assistance dogs welcome)

This is an accessible event suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult may bring up to 3 children. Children can bring one adult free.

Children £5 (one adult per child free, extra adults £5)

Places limited, booking essential through Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

 

Wild about Dormice

Meet at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

What is it like being a dormouse? Are they really our sleepiest animal? What do they eat? Two hours of wild fun discovering what life is like for our teeny tiny dormice and how we can help them survive in the Dales.

This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get muddy!

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs please. (Assistance dogs welcome)

This is an accessible event suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult may bring up to 3 children. Children can bring one adult free.

Children £5 (one adult per child free, extra adults £5)

Places limited, booking essential through Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre.

 

Lambing Time

Two hours of fleecy fun! Come and meet the newest arrivals on the farm, you might even see one being born! Follow the farm trail and meet the Wilsons who look after all the animals.

Lots of ewenique fun for all ages!

This event is held in the lambing shed, it can be cold so please wear warm clothes and don’t forget your wellies for walking around the farm.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00  – 16.00.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs please.

Please contact for more details.

Not recommended for women who may be pregnant.

This is an accessible event suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult may bring up to 3 children.

Children £5 (one adult per child free, extra adults £5)

Places limited, booking essential through Malham National Park Centre.

 

Secret Squirrel

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 own a pair. It will be an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath (because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill). If you might find this section of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition that limits your mobility please contact Hawes National Park Centre on 01969 666210 for more details. The walk can be muddy, wellies or boots are recommended.

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking essential at Hawes National Park Centre.

Cost £6 adult and £2 children, includes the cost of transport to Snaizeholme

 

Secret Squirrel

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 an afternoon to remember!

This walk has plenty of stops but does include a section of steep ground on an uneven footpath, because the walk is a ‘there and back again route’ this steep slope has to be walked both downhill and uphill. Please contact Hawes National Park Centre if you might find this part of the walk difficult or if you have a disability or health condition and would like more details. Sturdy shoes or wellies recommended .

This activity will run twice; 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00  – 16.30.   Both sessions are the same.

No dogs (assistance dogs welcome)

Places are limited, booking  essential at Hawes National Park Centre.