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Getting active in the Yorkshire Dales

[Monday 16 April 2007]
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Website enourages getting active in the Yorkshire Dales

HELPING people get physical and stay healthy whilst enjoying the wonderful Yorkshire Dales is the aim as more information about activities in this special is made available to the public.

A new section has been added to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) website called Getting Active.

The section caters from everyone from the sedate walker to the super-fit rock climber and contains a wealth of advice about how to get involved with recreational activities in the National Park.

For walkers, there is information on everything from short strolls close to village centres to hikes on one of the long-distance footpaths through the area.

For the less experienced, there are some walks on good paths without any awkward stiles to negotiate and - for those worried about getting lost - there are links on the website to the extensive range of guided walks - many of them organised by the YDNPA - that are run throughout the year.

There is also a mine of information available on cycling and horse riding as well as adrenalin-pumping sports like caving, climbing, paragliding and fell running.

Mark Allum, the Authority's Access Project Officer, said: "With summer coming, there really is no excuse not to get active in the Dales.

"There is something for everyone - all in the fresh air in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. What more could you ask for?"

The new section can be found in the 'Enjoying' section on the YDNPA website at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

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