Yorkshire Dales National Parks
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 recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife.
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.
The North York Moors National Park
The North York Moors National Park offers great scenic variety with heather moors, rolling hills, picturesque country towns and historic houses. – open moorland and secluded dales extending to the coast.
Explore the Park by foot, bicycle, park bus, or restored railway.