Below is a list of current campaigns we are active on, with further detail on two important campaigns - Plastics and Verges - shown in the menu to the left
Reducing the use of single use plastic in the Dales
Better cutting times for roadside verges to protect wildflowers and wildlife
Protecting/enhancing the national park (through our work to monitor and comment on major or significant planning applications and our policy development work)
Proper funding for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Saving digitally our cultural heritage - our “Capturing the Past” HLF project (www.dalescommunityarchives.org.uk)
Sustainable Communities - for example our Vibrant Communities events and campaigns to keep local schools open
Suporting sustainable upland farming
Local Transport - DalesBus (www.dalesbus.org) is a social enterprise set up and supported by Friends of the Dales
Campaigning for affordable housing, whether new build of conversion, to meet the needs of rural communities
Minimising the impact of quarrying in the national park.
Former significant campaigns
Yorkshire Dales National Park / Lake District National Park extension - successful extension in 2016
Protecting Green Lanes
Public Rights of Way and Access
Support for the saving of the Settle to Carlisle line
Setting up of Dales Bus - and annual support which is ongoing
There are many ways to Support our Charity and be a Friend of the Dales, to help keep the Dales special and vibrant for years to come.
Join us as a member
Make a donation
Leave a gift in your will
Register as a supporter
Help as a volunteer at our events
Our Business members are very valuable to us and we thank them all. For a list of all these businesses, or for more information on the benefits of business membership, click HERE
"it's more beautiful than you realise; the people are open and friendly and have time for you; your phone might not work which is a positive as you'll have more time - slow down and enjoy the silence".
Chair: Bruce McLeod
Canal Wharf, Eshton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3PN.
Charity number 515384.Company limited by guarantee number 1822908