Places to see wildlife

These pages showcase 18 of the best places to see wildlife in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The majority of these are existing nature reserves which are managed or owned by a range of conservation organisations and have existing public rights of way passing through them. Many of these are designated as Local Nature Reserves (LNRs), Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and National Nature Reserves (NNRs). In addition, most sites have some form of interpretation materials, whether on-site information boards, electronic leaflets , webpages, audio or geocaching trails to download. We would like to encourage everyone to visit the sites by public transport where possible.

Why not use the drop down menu or interactive map to find a project quickly and easily and then have the facts at your fingertips.

Wharfedale in Yorkshire is a valley favoured by nature and enriched by romance. From 'Wharfedale' by Ella Pontefract & Marie Hartley

Best places to see

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