Yorkshire Dales facts for kids

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Hawes house 01
Stone houses in Hawes, a typical example of Dales architecture
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Limestone hills and dry-stone walls in the west of the Yorkshire Dales. This part of the national park is popular with walkers due to the presence of the Yorkshire three peaks.

The Yorkshire Dales (also known as the "Dales") is the name given to an upland area, mostly in Yorkshire, in Northern England. Most of the area falls within the Yorkshire Dales District National Park, created in 1954. The "Dales" is one of the twelve National parks of England and Wales. The area is so called because it is a collection of river valleys ("dale" comes from a Danish word for valley), and the hills in between them. The area is mainly in the historic county of Yorkshire, but today is partly in three modern counties : North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and Cumbria.

List of Dales

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Janet's Foss, near Malham
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Inglebourough Mountain
  • Arkengarthdale
  • Birkdale
  • Bishopdale
  • Coverdale
  • Dentdale
  • Garsdale
  • Langstrothdale
  • Littondale
  • Malhamdale
  • Nidderdale
  • Ribblesdale
  • Swaledale
  • Wensleydale
  • Wharfedale

Other pages

  • Bolton Castle
  • Skipton
  • Settle and Carlisle Railway
  • List of peaks in the Yorkshire Dales

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