Nidderdale AONB and the First World War

In 2014 Nidderdale AONB along with local people, lots of volunteers and other organisations embarked upon a three year Heritage Lottery funded First World War Centenary Project. ‘Leeds Pals, Prisoners Of War and the Home Front’ has focused on the impact of the war on the landscape and communities of Nidderdale and the captivating story of the Leeds Pals, who were trained in the area.

The project has now come to an end but the WW1 website provides a record of the findings as well as resources and information about those involved in the First World War in Nidderdale AONB. You can also search our database for a service man or woman that you have some personal details for and find out more about visiting the area.