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Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, in North Yorkshire, Nidderdale AONB is one of 46 AONBs in the UK. Between them they cover 18% of the UK’s finest countryside and are special places, worthy of protection.

This 600km2 of protected working landscape is a fantastic place to visit and explore. 

The special qualities of Nidderdale AONB are embedded in the working nature of the landscape, which supports a wide range of nationally and internationally important habitats and wildlife.

About 16,000 people live and work in Nidderdale AONB and the small AONB team is committed to working with local people and organisations to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area. Find out here about how to get involved in looking after Nidderdale AONB.

Home page images: Outstanding - David Tolcher; Natural -; Beauty - L Fox


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Haymaking Memories Walk

Enjoy a walk around some of Nidderdale’s beautiful traditional hay meadows, identify the...


The Wild Watch - More Marvellous Moths

Moths are amazing, beautiful, diverse, they are all around us and we are trying to find out more...


Lunar Eclipse Night

Join astronomers at the Lime Tree observatory to learn about Lunar eclipses and, weather...


Catch a Falling Star

The annual showing of the Perseid Meteor Shower occurs on August 11th and 12th.  Join...


Latest news

  • Major Photo Competition Launched to Showcase Nidderdale AONB

    Nidderdale AONB has teamed up with Visit Harrogate to launch a photographic competition to showcase one of Britain’s finest landscapes.

    The competition, My Nidderdale, is to encourage people of all ages to make the most of the fantastic photo opportunities in the Area of...

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  • Latest News From Nidderdale AONB

    Find out what is happening in the AONB in our latest newsletter..

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