Up here we call it 'God's own country' and thats not rhubarb - we mean it! Yorkshire is the UK's biggest county and naturally diverse. There are vast stretches of open moorland, rugged mountains and rolling hills, large forests and ancient wooodlands, fast flowing streams and meandering rivers, and of course the famous Yorkshire coast (the majority of which is designated Heritage Coastline). There are 3 National Parks - The Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and a chunk of the Peak District within the county's boundaries and 3 Areas of Outstanding Beauty - the Howardian Hills, Nidderdale and part of the North Pennines.
'Eee ba gum thats a flippin lot our lass!' It is indeed, and if you're ready to explore and discover the best sites for wildlife in Yorkshire here's your starting point. The menu items above contain all of the wildlife sites currently listed in one way or another. A few pointers -
All of Yorkshire: contains all of the sites on one map with coded map pins denoting type of site plus additional info.
A - Z: contains all of the sites in alphabetical order
SSSIs: contains all of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest with limited info.
The rest are self explanatory and contain general information about the distinct regional areas of Yorkshire along with their top wildlife sites. Enjoy exploring!