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Bank Holiday adventure in the National Park

[Tuesday 24 August 2010]

A free taste of adventure sports will be on offer for young people visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park next week.

The event in Grassington on Bank Holiday Monday (August 30) is being organised by Go Dales!, a project run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) to encourage under 25-year-olds to take up outdoor activities in the countryside.

From 10am until 4pm, people will be able to try their hand at simulated kayaking, climbing and caving in the National Park car park using equipment like a mobile climbing wall, manned by qualified and professional outdoor instructors. (Please be aware that some height and age restrictions apply).

There will also be information about activities and National Park stands to help people find clubs, societies and facilities in the project area to help them continue with the activities. YDNPA staff will be on hand all day to provide advice and information on revisiting the National Park.

Go Dales! Project Officer Kath Needham said: “We want to give people a feel for the activities available in and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The aim of this event is to make young people feel inspired enough to venture out and try a new outdoor activity for themselves right here in the National Park, aided by the support and guidance of the Go Dales! Project.

“In addition, 18 to 25-year-olds may be able to apply for subsidised activity courses run in September and October.

“There is no need to book in advance on Monday – everything is completely free. Just turn up on the day.“

For more information please contact Go Dales! Project officer Kath Needham on 0300 456 0030.

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