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What to do in August

August is the main month for Agricultural Shows, look out for dates and details in The Visitor newspaper. Kilnsey Show is the largest, spread out over the fields below Kilnsey Crag, but there are many other smaller shows where you can also mingle with local farming families and admire the finest farm stock, cakes and crafts in the Dales.

On a really hot day, a visit to one of the many ancient churches and chapels in the National Park can provide a lovely cool respite from the heat. Inside you will find stories of hundreds of years of Christian worship and there's no better place to reflect in peace and quiet. At St Andrew's Church, Grinton, you can read all about how the community have learned to love their resident bats and are turning their overgrown graveyard into a wildlife sanctuary.


Castles, museums, arts, crafts, wildlife and outdoor attractions.

Activities for kids

Great ideas for what to do with the kids whatever the weather.

Ideas for short walks

Find a great selection of short walks to go on at popular locations throughout the National Park