Find out more about Upper Nidderdale's important habitats and species
Wildlife & Farming
Many of our most iconic wildlife species have adapted to habitats maintained by traditional farming practices. Farm management over generations has provided what these species need to survive. Retaining this skill and knowledge will be crucial to secure the future of our most cherished upland wildlife.
Safeguarding wildlife through sustainable farming
The plaintive cry of the curlew in spring, hay meadows rich in wild flowers, and purple moorland at the summer’s end are all still familiar sights across Upper Nidderdale. The Landscape Partnership is working closely with farmers and land managers to ensure a sustainable future for upland farming that will mean this wildlife is safeguarded for the future.
Upland farming has adapted over many generations to the harsh conditions found in Nidderdale - today's farmers work hard to produce food while looking after the beautiful landscape they work in
Read the latest blog from Frances Graham, farming in the heart of Upper Nidderdale
Farm Advice Whole Farm Plans is an exciting innovative project that shows farmers how conservation of wildlife and cultural heritage...
Hay Meadow & Grassland Conservation Our Wildflower Nidderdale project aims to provide wildflower ‘stepping stones’ through Upper Nidderdale via a...
The rough damp tussocky pastures produced by extensive traditional management provide perfect nesting and chick rearing habitat for several species...
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