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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Surveying for Reptiles: Introduction

Another chance to join Dr Kelly Harmar for an introduction to the UK's reptile species. In the...

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Surveying for Reptiles: Introduction

Another chance to join Dr Kelly Harmar for an introduction to the UK's reptile species. In the...

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A Guide to the Geology of Nidderdale

This Geology Workshop will increase your knowledge of “what’s under your feet”. Shirley Everett...

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Upper Nidderdale Heritage Forum

Come and hear about the different ways Nidderdale’s unique heritage is being recorded and...

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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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  • What have we been up to? Our Annual Review for 2016/17

    26 hectares of hay meadow, 3719 volunteer hours, 15 moorland information boards and 70 planning consultations.

    These are just a few of the things that the staff at Nidderdale AONB supported and worked on in 2016/17. To find out more about our work in the last financial...

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