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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.

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The Wild Watch survey training - botany advanced Part One

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Latest news

  • Latest News From Nidderdale AONB

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

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  • Eyes and Ears Wanted for Owl Watch

    Owl Watch, a major campaign that is appealing to the public to detect and help safeguard owls in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has launched.

    Alice Crosby, Project Officer at The Wild Watch, said: “Numbers of owls are falling and nationally there is very little data on...

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