Woman walking in the Yorkshire Dales

Conserver Residential or Day Visit

Learn new skills and help nature with Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Bring your young people to join us in the Yorkshire Dales.

This residential or day visit will support them to learn new skills, help nature and enjoy time out with friends in beautiful surroundings.

This opportunity is provided by Yorkshire Dales National Park.


  • Type: One-night residential or day visit
  • Dates: Flexible
  • Location: Yorkshire Dales - see details
  • Cost: Free (travel bursary also available)
  • Suitable for: Groups aged 11 - 26 years

About this opportunity

This opportunity can be completed as a day visit or two-day residential. It is offered on various dates at Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Activities will include learning new skills like navigation, exploring the natural world, citizen science, practical conservation and team work. Delivery will be fun, hands on and with an emphasis on working together.

The actual content of each day will vary according to the venue and the needs of your group. By the end of the day your group might be tired and a bit muddy but they’ll have had fun, lots of learning and a real experience of our wonderful countryside.

Need to know

How it works

Whether you choose to take the day visit or two-day residential option, your experience will be led by National Park staff and volunteers. They will meet you when you arrive on site and stay with you throughout.

Activities vary by location but may include:

  • hands-on exploration
  • guided walk
  • team building
  • conservation work
  • citizen science
  • navigation skills

Learning outcomes

You will have a day (or two days) out in fresh air in stunning scenery. Your visit can be busy and energetic or more relaxed and chilled depending on the activities you choose.

We hope that young people will have more understanding of the natural world and feel that they can make a useful contribute helping nature.

What to bring

Full details of what you need to bring will be sent when you make an enquiry.

We try to match your day to your group and that includes the clothing and footwear they will bring. You will not need to bring anything more than sensible footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather (we may be able to lend waterproofs) for most days.

For day visits, you will need a packed lunch and drink. If your group is taking part in practical conservation tasks, all safety equipment and suitable footwear will be supplied.

Access guidance

We can adapt visits to meet the needs of your group. If you have any accessibility queries, please contact Yorkshire Dales National Park at [email protected].


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