Discover the Dales

Plan Your Visit

Hawes Meadow

Nature Activities

Discovering the natural environment of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is a fascinating experience. Through organised nature activities you have the opportunity to come face to face with the wildlife that inhabits here. You can also explore the Yorkshire Dales on your own by foot, bike, bus or car.

The most wonderful thing about the Yorkshire Dales is the changing seasons. Each season is very unique in the Dales…and it can be very dramatic change! The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority have prepared the following PDF’s to help you identify what to look out for throughout the year and where to go to see it.

Spring in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Summer in the Yorkshire Dales National Park 

Autumn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Winter in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

 Also, below are links to 18 of the best spots to see wildlife in the Yorkshire Dales

  1. Muker Meadows
  2. Cotter Force
  3. Ballowfield Local Nature Reserve
  4. Aysgarth Falls
  5. Freeholders’ Wood Local Nature Reserve
  6. Hebblethwaite Hall Woods
  7. Killington Bridge Local Nature Reserve
  8. Snaiseholme Red Squirrel Trail
  9. Upper Wharfedale Estate
  10. Grass Wood
  11. Lower Grass Wood
  12. Strid Wood & The Strid
  13. Grimwith Reservoir
  14. Ingleborough National Nature Reserve
  15. Southerscales
  16. Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
  17. Malham Tarn
  18. Malham Cove Peregrine Watch
Croswort on Lower Winskill
Harts Tongue Fern Wild thyme and herb robert on Limestone pavement