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Dales visitors 'come for the walking'

Posted 20 November 2009
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Dales visitors 'come for the walking'
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The majority of people who come to the Yorkshire Dales do so for walking, a poll by the national park authority has found.

According to the survey, the main appeals for visitors are the scenery and the peace and quiet provided by the landscape.

As an area with plenty of such opportunities - including having the Pennine Way passing through it and the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge - those thinking of visiting the Yorkshire Dales may wish to stock up on their walking gear first.

The authority's champion for promoting understanding, Will Fenton, said there was just one problem with the park's popularity - that of the high number of people coming by car rather than using public transport.

One option for those who do visit the national park is to come by train, with the Settle to Carlisle line stopping at several stations within its boundaries including Dent, the highest station in England.

Posted by Brandon Egley