There’s nowhere quite like the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The park is a playground for those who love to be outdoors, a haven for wildlife and a film director’s dream and the Dales cover more than 680 square miles.
Anyone who’s ever traipsed the ancient woodland or stood at the foot of a dale and stared up at the rocky towers before them will know just why this national park is one of Yorkshire’s biggest attractions as well as a regular star of the silver screen.
Filmmakers have flocked to the Dales for decades, keen to make the most of this historic and striking setting and take advantage of its unspoilt, natural appeal. Thanks to strict rules, the park has remained just as it’s always been over the centuries and that means it’s not only stunning but also home to some fascinating historic sites.
A walk in the Dales is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the national park, and there are thousands to choose from depending on how energetic you’re feeling and what you’d like to see. Remember that dogs are welcome to enjoy the wide open spaces too, and every valley, hill and flower meadow has a character all its own.