Businesses urged to take part in Dales Discovery Day

Askrigg in Wensleydale. Photo: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Yorkshire Dales businesses are being encouraged to join forces to share the gems and places they love to visit within the Yorkshire Dales

Saturday, March 17 has been declared Dales Discovery Day, coinciding with the start of England Tourism Week run by Visit England.

Susan Briggs and Amanda Brown, the pair behind have declared the day as a way of highlighting there’s more for visitors to do in the Yorkshire Dales beyond enjoying the landscape of drystone walls and hills.

Susan Briggs, founder of DalesDiscoveries, said: “With 40 dales across Yorkshire it can be easy for visitors to stick to the well-trodden favourite haunts, which means they miss many of the fantastic off-the-beaten track places and activities that can turn a visit into an unforgettable experience.

“Locals and regular visitors are often the best people to ask for recommendations and so we’re using the day to highlight the insiders’ track on the multitude of great attractions, characters and talented artists and craftspeople, as well as the lesser-known places serving great food and the quirky features that make the Yorkshire Dales distinctive.

“We’re asking Dales tourism, food and drink and retail businesses to sign up to be part of this special celebratory day on by sharing their recommendations and joining us in a social media campaign on the day itself.

“We’ll be launching 10 new discovery trails, over 100 great ideas for things to do and 1000 insider tips to make the most of a visit to the Dales and would love as many businesses as possible to take part.”

For more information on how to get involved go to