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 100 people have become Friends between
June and late August 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
Already a Friend - You can renew online!
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
October 2017. An article in the 12th 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
October 2017. Fun TV programme on exploring the Yorkshire Dales by bike. Episode 1 of 'Britain by Bike with
Larry & George Lamb'. On again on Wednesday 4th October at 7pm. See: Channel 5
September 2017. Why living in the Dales makes you happy. As if we didn't know it, residents of Craven in the Dales are officially the
happiest in the UK! See: The Guardian
September 2017. 'Access to the Dales' is being given a higher priority by the National Park Authority, including the provision of
'financial support to organisations delivering public transport initiatives' - something we have been lobbying for. See Harrogate Advertiser
September 2017. News report from Richmondshire Today of our AGM held on Saturday 23rd September. See AGM. Also a report on the DaleBus review from the meeting: DalesBus
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.