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High Nature Value Farming in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the most important areas of the United Kingdom for its rich and diverse wildlife heritage and has the largest area of nationally and internationally important habitats of any National Park.

Upper grassland mosaic in the pennines

Grasslands of the North Pennines

High Nature Value farming systems are characterised by low-intensity, traditional land management. They typically support high levels of biodiversity and deliver other important ecosystem services such as carbon or water storage. The hay meadows, pastures and ‘allotment’ grasslands of...