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

Upcoming Events

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Date: Saturday 2 December 2017

Event: Ilkley and its Manor House

Meeting Point: Ilkley Railway Station for morning walk, Christchurch for afternoon talk

Transport: Public transport or P&D parking

Description: Morning walk around Ilkley looking at heritage buildings and new uses. Afternoon talk by Sir Rodney Brooke CBE, DL, about Ilkley Manor House restoration project. 

Date: Saturday 20 January 2018

Event: Victorian Skipton and Dales Rails

Meeting Point: 10:30 a.m. Fred Trueman Statue for morning walk, St Andrew's Church Hall for afternoon talk

Transport: Public transport or P&D parking

Description: Morning walk to discover Victorian heritage of mills, canal, railway, pubs and churches. Afternoon talk by David Joy on Rails in the Dales.  

Everyone is welcome at our events, members and non members - see Upcoming Events for more information. The next event is a morning guided walk looking at the heritage of Ilkley town, with an afternoon talk about the rejuvenation of the Manor House. Saturday 2 December - all welcome to either/both walk and talk, and afterwards a chance to enjoy the town with its seasonal ambiance.

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 Humpreys 

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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