Wildlife and habitats

Do you love nature? Then you’ll love Nidderdale!

There are a number of protected sites for wildlife in Nidderdale. These are areas that are legally recognised for their national, local or regional significance for wildlife.

Nidderdale is home to wonderful nature with an amazing variety of wildlife habitats and species. From the high heather moorland with its pockets of blanket bog to rare hay meadows in the valley bottoms, Nidderdale supports a great diversity of wildlife.

Nidderdale AONB plays a key role in a number of wildlife projects that are helping to raise awareness of and deliver long term benefits to the habitats and wildlife of the AONB.