Friends of the Dales is the brand name of the Yorkshire Dales Society, a registered charity. Please help us to keep the Dales
special and vibrant for years to come!
Help the Dales - Become a Friend of the Dales
We really need your support to help keep the Dales special and vibrant for years to come. We are thrilled that over
200 people have signed up to become Friends over the last financial year - a fantastic boost to our membership and the clout we have as a campaigning charity! Thank you to all our Friends for their support!
Please join us or donate to support our charitable work to protect the Dales - you can use our secure online
payment - and you can Gift Aid your contibution too! Join us or Donate
Already a Friend - You can renew online!
Existing members of Friends of the Dales/Yorkshire Dales Society - you can now renew your subscriptions or
make a donation online using our secure online payment - just go to Renew Online
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Dales, and more.
Read about our campaigns and comments on major planning applications affecting the Dales.
15th October 2018 Press coverage of the car congestion issue at Malham in the Craven Herald
2 October 2018 We are very disappointed that National Parks and AONBs are NOT being excluded from Government plans for possible locations to
store nuclear waste underground. We support the efforts of Campaign for National Parks, and many kindred organisations, to persuade MPs to exclude these precious landscapes from the National Policy
Statement when they debate it in the Autumn. Read news coverage here and the letter to Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business and Industry (co-signed by Friends of the Dales)
6 August 2018 We encourage members and others to feedback on our work, the stories about our events, and articles in our membership magazine
the Yorkshire Dales Review. Here's a edited extract from Life Member Miles Rhodes in response to an article providing housing in the Dales (Summer Review 2018).
This website is operated by the Yorkshire Dales Society, a registered charity (Charity Number 515384) and a company limited by guarantee (Company Number 1822908).
Our Charitable Objects are 1) To promote for the benefit of the public, the conservation of the landscape, biodiversity and cultural heritage of
the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and adjacent areas, and the social and economic wellbeing of its local communities;and to encourage others to engage with,understand,enjoy and protect these areas,
and 2) In pursuance of the above, to advance the education of the public.