Dentdale meadows

The Dales Way passes through some wonderful pastures and woodland in Dentdale, as well as several colourful, traditionally managed meadows. 

Dentdale meadow walk

The best time to visit a meadow is in June, as most of the wildflowers will be flowering by then. Bear in mind that hay cutting usually starts around mid July depending on the weather. Meadows provide winter fodder for livestock so please stay on the public rights of way and walk in single file (there is no ‘right to roam’ through meadows). 

Download the Dentdale meadows walk guide

Species to spot: Bistort, Pignut, Eyebright, Autumn Hawkbit, Yellow Rattle, Red clover and Meadowsweet.  

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Dentdale wildflower meadow


Check out our handy guide to Identifying Hay Meadow Wildflowers available to buy from our shop for only £3