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The Craven area

Craven is a magnificent place to work and live.

Craven District Council is the Local Authority for the most westerly district of North Yorkshire and covers an area of 450 square miles.

Craven is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a mix of natural limestone and millstone grit landscapes, moorland, fells and meadowland, unspoilt villages and historic market towns. Most of the District is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The biggest centre, and the District's capital, is the market town of Skipton.

Craven is accessible from all corners of the UK with good road and rail links to West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria - the M6 is to the west, the A1 to the east, and the M62 and M65 lie to the south. All of these motorways are within easy reach along the three principal roads in the area, the A65, A59 and A629.  Three railway lines service the area.