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Walking near West Burton
Photographer: Paul Harris
Walking near West Burton
Starry night near Ribblehead
Photographer: Matthew Savage
Starry night near Ribblehead
Belted Galloways in Wharfedale
Photographer: Paul Harris
Belted Galloways in Wharfedale
Feeding the llamas at Kinsey Park
Photographer: Paul Harris
Feeding the llamas at Kinsey Park

Stargazing

Learn about the wonderful dark skies of the Dales.

Activities for kids

Great ideas for what to do with the kids whatever the weather.

The Dales are magical throughout the year, Check out our tips and ideas:

...in September

A sight not to be missed in September is the heather in full-bloom on our high moorlands. Managed for grouse shooting over the past couple of hundred years, the heather is carefully burned off in a mosiac to provide both food and ground cover for the birds. Swaledale has some of the best heather moorlands many of which hide ancient monuments such as the enigmatic Maiden Castle above Reeth or more recent leadmining remains such as the flues above Cupola smelt mill on Grassington Moor. Explore with care though as there are many uncovered mine shafts also hidden on the moors.

The last agricultural shows of the year are held in September such as the one in Muker in Swaledale. Check out our What's On calendar for details.

What to do calendar 

Need inspiration?

Have a look at some ideas for rainy days, or find places to go with the kids.

The Dales is also a great place to see birds, animals and flowers - check out how to enjoy wildlife.

History runs deep in the Dales. Find our where to enjoy the heritage of our lovely stone built villages, dramatic well preserved castles or ruined abbeys.

Dalesbook

Dalesbook is a new initiative for 2015. Get discounts at attractions, restaurants and lots of other popular businesses throughout the Yorkshire Dales. An annual book of local vouchers with savings of over £1000, supporting local businesses and good causes. It's your essential book of savings, when visiting the Yorkshire Dales. It is available on-line or at National Park Centres.

Stargazing

Learn about the wonderful dark skies of the Dales.

Activities for kids

Great ideas for what to do with the kids whatever the weather.

...on sunny days

Great ideas for what to do on sunny days

...on rainy days

Great ideas for what to do on rainy days

Shows and festivals

Discover the great shows, galas and festivals that take place throughout the year

Historic sites

Castles, stately houses, ruined abbeys, fantastic gardens and more ...

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