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!
We are following government advice about coronavirus. We will keep updating this website with further news on a regular basis.
Please continue to follow us on social media - we hope to issue the April e-news as normal.
Our staff are now working remotely. They are set up with computers and work mobiles. To contact them by phone just ring the normal office number
on 01746 749400 (redirects automatically). You can also contact them by usual email addresses or via
the contact form on this website.
Our events from April onwards are cancelled/postponed until further notice.
The Spring Review will be available soon, but possibly electronically first with a print edition later. It's a special edition
for the 150th edition of the magazine!
Due to current reduced administrative capacity we have reluctantly taken the decision to defer our subscription renewal processes. Hopefully this will only be for a relatively short
If, for your own personal reasons, you would in any case like to postpone your membership renewal until we are through this period of uncertainty please do let us know. We would
rather you do this than lose you as a member!
See important update about DalesBus service below under "Latest News"
Our best wishes to everyone at this very difficult time.
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. Thank you to all our Friends for
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
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 Dales.
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.
2 May 2019. News - Clapham primary school to stay open, thanks to local campaigners, who we were pleased to
support. See Craven
Press coverage from the 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.