Visit a wildflower meadow

Use the map to find 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. 

Save our meadows

Your Living Bouquet gifts are helping to conserve and restore beautiful wildflower meadows like these across the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, helping to bring this precious habitat back from the brink.

The Yorkshire Dales contain about a sixth of the UK’s remaining upland hay meadows. These complex habitats are teeming with up to 120 species of wildflowers and grasses per field. They are home to many rare species of wildlife, plants like the Globeflower, endangered animals like the Brown Hare, and provide a vital habitat for bumblebees and other pollinators.

If you’ve ever seen a wildflower meadow in full bloom, you’ll also agree they are a beautiful spectacle.
 

Wildflower meadow in the Yorkshire Dales

Wildflower walks 

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.

Conserving and celebrating our meadows

Since 2006 the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has been working to conserve and restore hay meadows and protect the wildlife they support. Meadow restoration is a long-term process, involving working closely with farmers and contractors to deliver the practical conservation work. Read more about the Hay Time project. The project also includes educational work in schools and hundreds of public events to raise awareness. 

Discover wildflowers of the Yorkshire Dales for yourself with walks, kids activities, courses and events Flowers of the Dales Festival