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Yorkshire Dales Wildlife
Skipton, South Dales

Details for Yorkshire Dales Wildlife

The Yorkshire Dales is a stunning area of natural countryside which houses a great number of nature reserves. Home to a wide variety of animals, birds, flora and fauna including many rare and endangered species, this is an absolute haven for nature and wildlife lovers.

The Yorkshire Dales provides an important habitat for many species of plants, birds, mammals and reptiles, many of which are rare and have been identified in the UK as priorities for conservation.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is an ideal place to walk and explore the diverse countryside, and with numerous trails and tracks, cycle ways and footpaths it is accessible to all ages and abilities.

There are many varieties of frogs, toads, lizards and snakes, living amongst the undergrowth of the heathland, around the streams, ponds and rivers and in the woods, which visitors may catch a glimpse of whilst discovering more of the area. Harmless Grass snakes, venomous Adders, slow worms, common lizards, and several varieties of newts can all be found in the Yorkshire Dales

The elusive Badger is a favourite with visitors to the area and late evening guided tours of known badger sets are most exciting and have become very popular both with tourist and locals.

The abundant bird life means that bird watching is another favourite pastime, and there are lots of places to stop and observe them, Curlew, Lapwing, Red Grouse, Skylark and Oystercatcher are frequently spotted. The Yorkshire Dales is one of the best places to see breeding waders such as Lapwing, Curlew and Snipe.

Throughout the moorland countryside and in the woodlands botanists are attracted...


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