Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales National Park

National Park · England, United Kingdom


The Yorkshire Dales are an upland area of the Pennines in England. Most of the area is in the county of North Yorkshire, but it extends into Cumbria and a small part of Lancashire. It was historically entirely within Yorkshire. The majority of the Dales are part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, created in 1954. The exception is the area around Nidderdale, which forms the separate Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Rolling heather-clad moorland, quintessential English vistas, starry skies, and a network of limestone caves comprise the Yorkshire Dales National Park in northern England, also home to Bolton Abbey and Wensleydale Creamery. From the lush low-lying dales to the craggy, windswept peaks of Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent—part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge—the Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the best places to enjoy the great European outdoors, whether on foot, by bike, or train.
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England’s land doesn’t come much greener or more pleasant than Yorkshire’s gently sloping valleys, with their rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls. Over millennia, dramatic landmarks have been carved out of these limestone hills – such as Malham Cove, a 70-metre-high cliff that you can climb to the top of. One of the park’s most arresting sights is manmade: Ribblehead Viaduct, a feat of Victorian engineering that wends through remote moorland, forming part of the Settle-Carlisle railway line.
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The Yorkshire Dales is home to the hills that form the popular Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge -- a walk of 24 miles that must include all three peaks, and be completed within 12 hours. Nearby is the 30-m-high Ribblehead Viaduct, an incredible piece of Victorian engineering, that carries the Settle–Carlisle train line. The park is an adventure playground for cyclists, with hundreds of miles of trails lined with drystone walls that lead through scenic valleys.
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