In 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park was established on a protected area of 1,765 square kilometers. The largest part is set in North Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Dales, locally The Dales, include the river valleys in the middle part of the Pennines mountain range in Northern England. Areas northeast of Kirkby Lonsdale with the Lick Fell, the highest point of Lancashire, have also been included in the national park. The Dales form a rural, sparsely populated region with the ridges in between, ideal for extensive walking and cycling tours.
Year of establishment: 1954
Area: 2184 km²