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: Friday 22 June 2018


Event: Guided Walk from The Fountaine Inn at Linton


Description: Friends of the Dales regular volunteer Bernard Peel will be leading a guided walk of about six miles based from The Fountaine Inn.  These walks are offered in partnership with our Business Member Individual Inns, who make a £1 donation per participant. £15 includes prewalk bacon butty and two course lunch afterwards!

Date: Sunday 1 July 2018

Event: Saunter up Sharphaw [Moderate]

Meeting point: Skipton Golf Club Advance Booking Essential - contact FOTD - see full event entry for details

Description: Lovely varied circular walk including ascent of Sharphaw, approx 6.5 miles.

Date: Saturday 14 July 2018


Event: Undiscovered Westmorland Dales [Moderate]


Meeting Point: Meet at 11:00 am at Raisbeck village green, approx 1 mile east of Orton.


Description: Led by Kyle Blue, this circular walk of approx 5 miles will follow some of the wide Drovers Lanes of Old Westmorland crossing open moorland and returning on footpaths through unspoilt countryside.


Photo credit: Historic England



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. We have a fab pub walk on Friday 22 June with great food and scenery, a saunter from Skipton Golf Club on 1 July, and gorgeous walk though Undiscovered Westmorland near Orton on Sat 14 July - 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 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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