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Dales to mark national parks week

Tuesday 19 July 2005

BRITAIN'S national parks will this weekend begin a week-long celebration of their work - and the Yorkshire Dales park has drawn up a list of events designed to attract both locals and visitors alike.

National Parks Week starts this Friday, July 22, and events in the Dales range from an exhibition of the natural history of bats to a teddy bears' picnic for the youngsters (and the young at heart).

The Dales programme includes:

  • 23 July: Heritage on Foot - Changing Ways of Life & Work Guided Walk, Clapham National Park car park, 10am to 5pm. Contact telephone number: 01729 830363.
  • 24 July: Mines and Caverns Guided Walk, Stump Cross Caverns, 11:15am to 2:15pm. Contact telephone number: 01756 752774.
  • 24 July: Hawes Town Trail, Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, 2:15pm to 4:15pm. Contact telephone number: 01969 667450.
  • 24 July: Walking with Cavemen, Settle Tourist Information Centre, 11am to 3pm. Contact telephone number: 01729 830363.
  • 24 July: Shaping the Dales Guided Walk, Aysgarth Falls NPC, 2pm to 4:30pm. Contact telephone number: 01969 663424.
  • 27 July: Thieves, Beggars and a Hidden Dale Guided Walk: Clapham National Park car park: 11am to 4:30pm. Contact telephone number: 01729 830363.
  • 27 July: Teddy Bears Picnic: Grassington NPC, 12 noon to 2pm. Contact telephone number: 01756 752774.
  • 27 July: Hawes Town Trail: Dales Countryside Museum, 2:15pm to 4:15. Contact telephone number: 01969 667450.
  • 27 July: Old Gang Mines & Mills Surrender Bridge, Swaledale (SD988999), 2pm to 4:30pm. Contact telephone number: 01748 884059.
  • 27 July: Pathfinder Beginners Course, Dales Countryside Museum, 10:15am to 4:30pm. Contact telephone number: 01969 667450.
  • 27 July: Art in the Park, Dales Countryside Museum, 2pm to 4pm. Contact telephone number: 01969 667450.
  • 28 July: Bats of the Yorkshire Dales, Dales Countryside Museum, 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Contact telephone number: 01969 667450.
  • 28 July: Teddy Bears Picnic, Malham NPC, 12 noon to 2pm. Contact telephone number: 01729 830363.

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