The landscape assessment undertaken by North Yorkshire County Council has produced a more detailed analysis of the various landscape units. At a larger scale Primary Landscape Units have been identified including, for example, Gritstone and Limestone Landscapes, which are then sub-divided into Landscape Character Types e.g. Gritstone Valley, and Gritstone High Plateau.
Details of the Landscape Character Areas are available from http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/25431/Landscape-character-assessment
Figure: NYCC LCA – NYCC Landscape Classification Map
Reference: (1) King, A., Glasser, N., Larwood, J., Littlewood, A., Moat, T. and Page, K. 1996. Earth heritage conservation in England: A Natural Areas perspective English Nature Research Reports, No. 158. Peterborough: English Nature.