If you love the wild flowers of the meadows and would like to do something to make the world a better place for all kinds of wildlife to enjoy, not to mention more colourful and beautiful for humans, here's a simple idea.
Now is a very good time to sow some wildflower seeds to re-create your own corner of the Yorkshire Dales, and remind you to plan another trip here to see our extensive hay meadows.
They're fantastic habitats for bees and other wildlife.
The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust can help you create a haven for wildlife in your own garden with their Wildflower Meadow Starter Kit. The Kit includes 2 packets of wildflower seed which has been sustainably harvested from meadows across northern England. It also includes a step-by-step guide to creating your own mini meadow, a seed propagation guide, a flowers and grasses identification guide and meadow walk guide. When you buy the kit, you're also supporting a wonderful charity that does so much good work in the Dales, including helping to develop and maintain more hay meadows.
If you'd like to see the Yorkshire Dales hay meadows in full bloom, it's a good idea to book your accommodation now as Spring and early Summer are popular times to visit, and it's great to have something to look forward to through out the winter months!