Wildlife and habitats near Honeykiln Cottage

The Yorkshire Dales National Park and Wensleydale are known for their rich, diverse wildlife.

Precious habitats include:

  • Wildflower rich hay meadows and pastures
  • Open heather moorlands and blanket bogs
  • Limestone pavements known for their lime-loving plants and invertebrates, including rare wet meadows and pastures
  • Ancient woodlands - areas are small but of particularly high biodiversity value

The Yorkshire Dales are home to:

  • Red & Black Grouse
  • Redshank
  • Curlew
  • Snipe
  • Lapwing
  • Golden Plover
  • Dunlin
  • Merlin
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Skylark
  • Swaledale and Wensleydale sheep
  • Northern Brown Argus Butterfly
  • Atlantic White-Clawed Crayfish
  • Red Squirrels
  • Longhorn Cattle

Distinctive Flora

  • Bird's Eye Primrose
  • Rigid Buckler Fern
  • Globeflower
  • Baneberry
  • Buttercups
  • Golden Plover
  • Sweet vernal-grass
  • Pignut
  • Red Fescue
  • Yorkshire Fog
  • Common Sorrel
  • Lady's Mantle
  • Common Spotted-Orchid
  • Melancholy Thistle
  • Longhorn Cattle

Find out more about these habitats, flora and fauna on www.yorkshiredales.org.uk and www.nidderdaleAONB.org.uk.