Friends of the Dales is a registered membership charity. Please help us to keep the Dales special and vibrant for years to
Following the latest government advice about coronavirus, our staff have now returned to working in the office (which remains closed to
visitors for the time being). You can contact us as normal on 01756 749400. or via the usual email addresses or contact form. Our continued best wishes to all our
members and supporters.
See below in Latest News for an exciting online conference (FREE) we are offering in partnership with North
Craven Heritage Trust on 3 October and 17 October 2020. See Latest News below for a downloadable event flyer. Easy to book and open to everyone!
Please become a Friend of the Dales today!
We really need your support to help keep the Dales special and vibrant for years to come. Thank you to all our Friends for their
support! A special thank you to everyone who joined during "lockdown". And to the many new members joining through our recent promotion in the
Dalesman September magazine.... please bear with us whilst we prepare and post out all the dozens of new Welcome Packs!
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
Follow us - on facebook, twitter and instagram for fantastic photos of the Dales, and
Read about our campaigns and comments on major planning applications affecting the
Already a Friend - You can renew
You can now renew your subscriptions or make a donation online using our secure online
payment - just go to Renew Online. Alternatively contact us to set up a new Direct Debit or make an
online bank transfer (cheques still accepted of course).
19 March 2020 Dalesbus Services Update
Due to Corvid-19, the summer timetable will not be introduced until further notice.The winter timetable will continue to operate if at all possible. However, please check the current situation
at Dalesbus or follow their Twitter account @Dalesbus BEFORE travelling.
August 2019. Our updated membership leaflet is now available and we are working to distribute copies throughout
the Dales and further afield. Please do get in touch if you would like some copies to put out in your local area.
July 2019. Julian Glover, leading the Designated Landscapes Review, has issued his interim findings in the letter
below, with the final report expected in the autumn. Lots of positives, though not so much focus on the social and economic challenges facing areas like the Dales.
This website is operated by Friends of the Dales, a working name of the Yorkshire Dales Society, which is
a registered charity (Charity Number 515384) and a company limited by guarantee (Company Number
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.