We are the only membership charity campaigning for the protection and enjoyment of the Dales
 We are the only membership charity campaigning for the protection and enjoyment of the Dales

Friends of the Dales Events

Click on the DATE for more details!

All welcome including non members and guests.

Friday 31 May 2019

The Fountaine Inn - pub walk

After a welcome "bacon butty" and coffee at The Fountaine Inn, Linton, we'll share cars to drive to Conistone for a lovely 6 mile circular walk, returning to the pub mid afternoon for a super two course hot lunch. £15 per heard, bookable with the pub in advance. Click on date for more info.

Photo of Bycliffe Road by volunteer Jim Garnett.

Saturday 29 June 2019 Buckden

Join Friends of the Dales member and local botantist Anne Readshaw for a moderate walk from Buckden, in Upper Wharfedale - expect stunning views and plenty of wildflowers! Click on the date for more information. Photo of view from Cray scar looking down Wharfedale by Ann Shadrake.

Saturday 27 July 2019

Barbon - Casterton Round

Join Friends of the Dales member and local Ambassador Ken Humphris for a moderate walk of about 8 miles along generally easy tracks and lanes, with lots of interest in undiscovered Barbondale. Click on the date for more information. Photo credit where2walk.co.uk


DalesBus Walks

"Bus Friendly" Walks


Event: Various walks led by volunteers from Friends of Dalesbus


Description: A series of guided walks linking to the Sunday Dales Bus services supported by our Dales & Bowland CIC - full details can be found here: Friends of Dalesbus Events Programme

Everyone is welcome at our events, members and non members - see Upcoming Events for more information. Our next event is on Friday 31 May, a lovely circular walk around Conistone Dib, includng great food at The Fountaine Inn, Linton. All welcome - see event entries.

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

Alastair Humphreys 

Our Patron

says :


"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".

Alastair’s quest for adventure began young. Aged 8, he completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge over 26 miles 

Bill Bryson, a supporter, says :

"There isn't a more glorious and beguiling landscape anywhere, or one more deserving of our support. It really is as simple as that"

President Sir Gary Verity

Chairman Mark Corner

Registered Address:

Canal Wharf, Eshton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3PN.

Charity number 515384.Company limited by guarantee number 1822908

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