Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales lie almost centrally in the country and straddles the Pennine Hills. There are 1,458km of footpaths, 625km of bridleways and 31km of byways open to all traffic in the park as well as 100,000 hectares of open access land. The Yorkshire Dales has a range of natural habitats, a rich cultural heritage and outstanding scenery.

It’s not only a haven for wildlife but also fantastic outdoor arena for recreation. The Pennine Way, one of England’s “National Trails” passes through the Dales on its route tracing the rugged backbone of England.

My National Parks has the largest and most up-to-date listings for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, we have:  Accommodation, events, festivals, holidays, hotels, pub guides, attractions and extensive tourist information. We have comprehensive resources for all activities in the Yorkshire Dales, inc: mountain biking, rambling, water sports, walking / hiking,  climbing / mountaineering, horse riding, cycling, sailing, and outdoor activity centres.

Also have a look at our Yorkshire Dales history, geology, geography and weather pages, maps and guides sections.

Yorkshire Dales Tourist Activities and Attractions : Castles, museums, nature, wildlife, farms, historic sites, arts and crafts, visitor
centres, gardens and parks, country houses and estates, industrial heritage.

Holidays and Accommodation: Hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping and caravan sites, self catering, hostels,
holiday cottages, holidays, weekend breaks, inns, activity and adventure holidays in the Yorkshire Dales.

Eating and Drinking: Traditional country pubs and inns, local restaurants, tea rooms, coffee shops cafes and local food shops.

Festivals and Events Regular or one-off celebrations in the Yorkshire Dales, village fetes, historic & traditional events
seasonal festivities, sporting and charity activities and events.

Family’s and Kids: Child and family friendly activities and attractions, playgrounds and family fun.

Tourist Information Centres: When you are already on the ground and you need to know more, drop in and ask the
friendly local experts.

Yorkshire Dales Outdoor Activity Centres: Activity centres offering multiple and varied adventure activities, including watersports.

Outdoor Activities Guide: Walking, hiking, mountain biking, water sports, sailing, horse riding, sailing in the Yorkshire Dales.

Indoor Leisure Activities: Cinemas, leisure centres and bowling alleys in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Maps and Guides:  Ordnance Survey OS maps, AA guides,  classic Yorkshire Dales guides, digital map resources.

Landmarks and Highlights: Well known towns, views, trails, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and walks that make the Dales famous.

Transport to the Yorkshire Dales Getting there: coaches, railways, flights, roads and ferrys.

Transport in and around the Yorkshire dales: getting about once your there; trains, buses, roads, boats, bikes and car parks.

History Geology and Geography: Learn more about the past of the Yorkshire Dales, how it has been shaped by geological forces, human behaviour, industrial development, its history as a national park & general facts and figures

Weather and Climate: History of weather patterns, sunshine, temperature and rainfall averages. Sources for
long and short time yorkshire dales weather forecasts and predictions.