NATIONAL park chiefs have promised staff will be available to keep the public up to date on where they can walk, cycle and ride in the Yorkshire Dales, over the Christmas break.

Offices in Grassington and Bainbridge as well as the National Park Centres, will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, but open between the public holidays.

Centres at Aysgarth Falls and Reeth will be open between Thursday, December 27, Monday, December 31, Wednesday, January 2, and Thursday, January 3, before returning to normal winter opening hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Hawes National Park Centre is open daily throughout the winter, except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

The normal opening hours for the National Park Centres are 10am to 4pm, except for Hawes, which is open until 5pm.