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What needs looking after?

The special qualities of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are many. Here the interaction of people with nature has produced a landscape of remarkable beauty and distinctive character. It is an area cherished and enjoyed by the nation.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a home and workplace for over 20,000 people, with around 95% of the land in private ownership. It is also a place that millions of people visit every year.

The area's unique landscape is created by the combination of managed moorland, pastures and valley grasslands; small woodlands; dispersed villages and farmsteads; the local building materials; strong field patterns; and drystone walls and field barns. This is what makes it such a special place.

The experience of being here

The 'spirit of place' that is unique to this National Park


Rich and diverse wildlife and habitats