Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Yoredale
Bainbridge
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3EL
England

Website

www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/

E-mail

education@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Telephone

01756 751621

Fax

01756 751699

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Established in 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It’s a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for learning, recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife.

The National Park is home for a huge number of heritage sites and attractions, many of which are managed by the National Park Authority, some of which are privately owned.

The Authority owns the Dales Countryside Museum: connect to the museum page by searching this site.

Covering an area of 1,762 square kilometres (680 square miles), the National Park is located in the north of England, and straddles the central Pennines in the counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria. It is 50 miles (80.5 kilometres) north east of Manchester; Leeds and Bradford lie to the south, while Kendal is to the west and Darlington to the east.

On our website, you can find out more about our work looking after the National Park and helping people to access and enjoy it, jobs and volunteering.

We offer educational resources covering the special qualities of the National Park, wildlife and the historic environment, facts and figures and news. There are 5 National Park and Tourist Information Centres located around the Park to help with: how to get here, where to go for information, how to enjoy our wonderful National Park .

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

The National Park is open at all times.
Opening times of privately run attractions vary; please enquire to individual sites.

Admission charges

Entrance to the National Park is free.
Charges vary for entrance to privately run attractions; please enquire to individual sites.

Additional info

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority owns the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes: for information about this fascinating venue and its heritage and learning resources and facilities search this site for the museum page.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Dales Countryside Museum - Education File

http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/index/learning_about/education_service/resources/museum_education_files.htm

Information sheets to support learning about the museum and the heritage of the Yorkshire Dales, titles include: Introducing Hawes, Home Life, Textiles, Crafts, Farming, Leisure, Mines, Religion, Tourism, Transport, Wensleydale Railway.

Creator

  • Outreach & Education Manager

Publisher

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

How to obtain

Download free.

Yorkshire Dales National Park - Education File

http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/index/learning_about/education_service/resources/education_files.htm

Data sheets to support learning about National Park issues, titles iclude: The Yorkshire Dales National Park, Cultural Heritage, Geology, Wildlife, Quarrying, Hill Farming, Changing Communities, Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Access Management.

Creator

  • Outreach & Education Manager

Publisher

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

How to obtain

Download free.

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