Area: 1769 sq km
Whilst the Yorkshire Dales may often conjure up images of green rolling hills and babbling brooks, much of the natural landscape that really grabs attention is underground.
There is a vast network of caves underneath the green hills, which locals and adventure-seekers alike are as keen to protect as that which can be seen from the surface. Not all of the limestone caves are open to the public, although the huge array of those that are have made the area among the best in Britain for caving (or 'potholing').
Hidden beneath these hills and peaks lie an underground world of countless caves and potholes with stalactites and stalagmites, cathedral sized chambers, underground rivers and waterfalls. Visitors and local residents participate in many activities such as sightseeing, walking, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving and paragliding.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park weather page provides a 5 day weather forecast for many places within the Park and the surrounding area, featuring 3 hourly updates on weather conditions for rainfall, temperature, wind speed and wind direction.
Weather Warnings and alerts for the Yorkshire Dales National Park are also displayed during periods of severe weather from the 5 day weather forecast available for each location by clicking on a marker on the map. We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service. Weather warnings are displayed for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. For more information please view our weather warnings guide page.
Weather hazards over 300m
Sorry, forecast is available in English only.
|Blizzards||Heavy snow||Storm force winds|
|Gales||Severe chill effect||Persistent hill fog|
|Thunderstorms||Heavy persistent rain||Strong sunlight|