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 - Michael Bell, Ripon Photographic Society; Natural - Paul Harris; Beauty - David Tolcher

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Half-term Family Astronomy Event - The Autumn Skies

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Wild Landscape Photography workshop

Wild Landscape Photography workshop 

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Half-term Family Astronomy Event - The Autumn Skies

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Getting to Grips with Bogs

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  • Take a ‘wander’ in a wildlife wonderland!

    What owl shrieks, hisses and snores rather than hoots? What on earth do moths have in common with hawks, hummingbirds or elephants? An upcoming series of free monthly talks in and around Nidderdale by The Wild Watch will aim to reveal all and reinvigorate a sense of wonder in the natural...

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  • Farming in Nidderdale AONB after Brexit: Planning for the Future

    How will Brexit affect beef and lamb prices? What will be the impact of Brexit on the value of land? When will we know more about the level of support payments farmers can expect in the long term?  

    These are just some of the questions been asked by farmers across...

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