THE LATEST edition of a free Dales newspaper is now available, acting as a monthly guide of what to do and see in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The Visitor is a 40-page publication that also features stories about some of the places, people and wildlife that make the park a unique part of the country.

Ian McPherson, YDNPA member champion for promoting understanding, said: “The Visitor is the official guide to the national park and it has grown in popularity over the last 30 years.

“It is essential reading for anyone planning a trip or already here wanting to know what’s on offer.”

Editor Sarah Nicholson said: “We have packed in tons of ideas on where to go, what to do and where to eat, drink and stay as well as highlighting some of the reasons the National Park is a very special place worth looking after.”

The Visitor 2013 is available at the National Park Centres at Grassington, Malham, Hawes, Aysgarth Falls and Reeth as well as at Tourist Information Centres, libraries and other tourist operators across the country.

Businesses wanting to order free copies for their customers should contact their nearest National Park Centre where they can either collect or arrange for free delivery.

“We have printed 200,000 copies of the newspaper and it will be distributed locally and nationally, which means it is also a great way for local tourism businesses to raise their profile – and boost their income,” said Ms Nicholson.

The events diary is compiled from the new What’s On calendar on the YDNPA website. Events for this year can be added at any time by using the form at