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: Thursday 22 February 2018

Event: Exploring Ribblehead and Chapel-le-Dale

Meeting point: 10:20 a.m. Ribblehead Station. Varied circular walk c 7 miles including visit to Broadrake Bunk Barn. Timed to suit arrival by train or park at Ribblehead Station.

Date:Saturday 24 March 2018

Event: A Dales High Way

Meeting point: 10:30 a.m. for the walk and 2:15 p.m. for the talk, Austwick Village Hall.

Description: Morning circular walk c 4-5 miles. Afternoon talk on the Dales High Way. 

Dates: Tuesday 1 May, Weds 2 May, Friday 4 May and Sat 5 May 2018


Events: 4 Walks and a Talk as part of the Ride2Stride Walking Festival 2018.

Meeting point: See each entry - Settle Station, Settle, and Ribblehead Station


Description: A range of walks led by experienced leaders from stations on the Settle Carlisle line, plus a talk about pioneer geologist Adam Sedgwick.

Everyone is welcome at our events, members and non members - see Upcoming Events for more information. The next event is a a full day free guided walk of about 7 miles starting at Ribblehead Station (train friendly timings) on Thursday 22 February - all welcome - see event entry for more info.

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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