Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Welcome to Nidderdale AONB

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of a family of protected landscapes in the UK, working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of some of the finest countryside in the heart of Yorkshire.
Located on the eastern flanks of the Pennines in North Yorkshire, Nidderdale AONB covers an area of 233 square miles (603 km2). It shares its western boundary with the Yorkshire Dales National Park whilst its southern boundary follows the course of the River Wharfe alongside the towns of Ilkley and Otley. To the north and east of the AONB are the towns of Masham and Harrogate, and the city of Ripon.
Fracking in the AONB
Our policy of Fracking in the AONB following recent news reports...
  Landscape Partnership underway
as £1.2 million awarded by Heritage Lottery Fund...
Photo by Janina Holubecki: Cockhill lead workings    Photo: Wall above Gouthwaite 

Latest News...

In the footsteps of the Leeds Pals

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty marked the one hundred year anniversary of the arrival of the Leeds Pals in Colsterdale with a major commemorative event on the 20th September.


[Expires: 22/10/2014 ]

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