The Bee Together project aims to bring people together to help reverse the decline of wild bees and other pollinators, through engagement, education and practical conservation work.
Find out about some of our most spectacular species-rich hay meadows in the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland – and discover them for yourself with our walk guides with options to suit all ages and abilities.
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. And please remember meadows provide winter fodder for livestock so stay on the public rights of way and walk in single file (there is no ‘right to roam’ through meadows).
- Askrigg Bottoms meadows, Wensleydale
- Bell Sykes Coronation meadows, Slaidburn
- Dentdale meadows
- Grassington meadows, Wharfedale
- Muker Coronation meadows, Swaledale
- Yockenthwaite meadows, Langstrothdale
Flowers of the Dales Festival
Flowers of the Dales Festival brings hundreds of wonderful wildflower and nature events to venues across the Yorkshire Dales from March to October.
With guided walks, identification courses, art exhibitions, children's craft activities, bug hunts and 'grow wild' activities, you’ll find something for everyone!
The 2019 Festival will start in March, and a festival booklet will be available to download in February. Please watch this space for more details! For more information about advertising or promoting your events in the Flowers of the Dales Festival booklet follow the links below.