Wonderful Nature and the Countryside
Everywhere you walk within the Settle Area is like going on the most amazing nature walk.
As you stroll through the wonderful countryside,
there is so much of the natural world to see, hear and smell.
Wildflowers, ancient woodlands, soaring birds of prey,
timid wild animals and curious farm animals
are just some examples of the abundance of nature
that you can experience and enjoy.
Even at night-time, it's a very special place.
The Yorkshire Dales has been awarded the precious status
of an International Dark Sky Reserve. This means that it is home
to some of the darkest skies in the country, with large areas of
unpolluted night sky where it’s possible to see thousands
of stars, the Milky Way, meteors and even the Northern Lights.