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
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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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Read about our campaigns and comments on major planning applications affecting the Dales.
8 November 2018 Next year we'll be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the legislation that created national
parks in England and Wales. If you are interested in social and political history, you might enjoy reading two original Reports (Dower and Hobhouse) which led to the 1949 Act (National Parks and
Access to the Countryside) - downloadable below.
1 November 2018 If you care about England's protected landscapes, please contribute to a really important
independent Review of National Parks and AONBs (areas of outstanding natural beauty). We will be publishing our own response here soon, but you can make government aware
of your views by completing this online survey by Tuesday 18 December
1 November 2018 Stuck for that special Christmas Gift? Or need something for another special occassion or
birthday? You could buy someone special an Annual Membership of Friends of the Dales. Christmas gifts must be ordered by Tuesday 4 Decmeber to ensure posting in time for Christmas. Just fill in a
membership form and pay here or ask about other ways to pay
31 October 2018 If you missed the mini conference on "How to attract and keep young people and families living, working and enjoying the Dales" recently, held at Settle, you can read the key speeches
31 October 2018 Dalesbus Winter Timetable just launched! You can download it below.
29 October 2018 New Policy statement on Wildlife and Biodiversity added Click here
15 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)
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.