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Yorkshire Dales National Park

Bainbridge, Leyburn DL8 3EL, UK

National Parks

About Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a 2,178 km2 national park in England covering most of the Yorkshire Dales. The majority of the park is in North Yorkshire, with a sizeable area in Cumbria and a small part in Lancashire. The park was designated in 1954 and extended in 2016. Over 95% of the land in the Park is under private ownership; there are over 1,000 farms in this area.



Attractions near Yorkshire Dales National Park

Pen-y-ghent7.16km from Yorkshire Dales National Park

Pen-y-ghent is the perfect hill with which to give young children a taste of an outdoor challenge. The circular walk to the summit from Horton-in-Ribblesdale is under six miles – perfect for little legs or when the days are short and time is squeezed. The summit ridge divides streams flowing east to the North Sea from those that flow west into the Irish Sea and is at the end of a whaleback ridge that includes nearby Plover Hill.

Semerwater9.67km from Yorkshire Dales National Park

Semerwater is the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire and one of only two natural lakes to be found in the Yorkshire Dales, the other being Malham Tarn. It was one of the iconic location for a picnic with your family and also there are so many other leisure activities in this area.

Malham Tarn11.07km from Yorkshire Dales National Park

Malham Tarn is England’s highest freshwater lake.The current tarn is actually thought to only be half its original size with Tarn Moss, immediately to the west, having originally formed part of the lake It is an area of outstanding moorland uplands, with lower-rich hay meadows, varied birdlife, and awe-inspiring vistas.

Wensleydale11.57km from Yorkshire Dales National Park

Wensleydale Famous for its cheese, historic villages, traditional markets, and crafts. This beautiful valley set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales has plenty to captivate the visitor. The valley is famous for its cheese, with the main commercial production at Hawes. It was a common destination for visitors who like walking on mountains, moorland, dale-sides, and valley bottoms.

Dales Countryside Museum12.19km from Yorkshire Dales National Park

This museum tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here for thousands of years. The museum is located beside the disused Hawes railway station in the small town of Hawes at the head of Wensleydale. The museum's outdoor display includes a real steam train and carriages on the track bed of the former Wensleydale Railway.

Kilnsey Park12.89km from Yorkshire Dales National Park

Kilnsey Park is a family visitor attraction in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. It offers activities for all the family including fun fishing, friendly farm animals and a nature trail with butterfly garden and rare orchids. It also offers a real Yorkshire Dales experience with events and activities including fun fishing, walking, pony trekking and cycling.

Where is Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Lancashire77 attractions

Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.