Friends of the Dales is the new 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
170 people have signed up to become Friends between June and the end of October 2017 - 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
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Existing members of the 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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3rd December 2017. Article in The Guardian about the plans of the Councils and of the National
Park Authority to push for higher taxation on 2nd homes in the Dales to help address the affordable housing challenge. See: The Guardian. The FOTD are supportive of this initiative which is consistent with our own policy on
November 11th 2017. An article and leader in today's The Times about the community of the
Dales Market Town of Hawes taking steps to secure its own future. See the Report and
November 3rd 2017. Author and FOTD supporter Bill Bryson sings the praises of the Yorkshire Dales and National Parks in general in
his interview with Countryfile Magazine
November 2nd 2017. Report in the Craven Herald on "National
park urges developers to build more houses in Yorkshire Dales" including our concerns.
October 21st 2017. Article in the Yorkshire Post by vice president Colin Speakman on the 'Demise of rural buses due to
false economy'. SeeYorkshire Post
October 2017. An article in the 12 October Craven Herald by our vice president Colin Speakman challenging the Park
Authority to show leadership in the provision of public transport in the National Park.Craven Herald
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.