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

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All welcome including non members and guests.

Saturday 16 November 2019

History of Skipton's Water Supply, Skipton.


Join retired chartered water engineer Jim Crossley who has recently published his meticulous research into "the quest for potable water for Skipton's growing needs" from early 18th century up to present day. 


After leading a short walk to explore some hidden historic water supply/recreational features in the Shortbank area, Jim will present an afternoon illustrated talk with photos.


Join us for all or part of the day, all welcome.


Regret no dogs except RAD.


For full information see next page.


Photo credit: Photo of Emsbay reservoir by Jim Crossley.

Saturday 7 December 2019

Winter Cheer in Malhamdale.


Join our new Chair, Bruce McLeod, for a sociable group visit to Malham, with a senic walk (c2 miles), followed by Skipton Brass Band's Christmas Concert in the awe-inspiring setting of the Cove.


The concert is a free public event run by the National Trust, with mulled wine and mince pies (charge). 


Carol sheets available.


Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.


Join us for all or part of the day, all welcome.


For full information see next page


Photo credit: Winter Scenery at Malham 2014 by Ann Shadrake


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 on Sat 19 October is a fabulous FREE day finding out about the conservation of our native crayfish in the Dales - with a great talk and two short field visits to crayfish homes! Booking essential - see our event entry. All welcome including non members.

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

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"

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 

Chair: Bruce McLeod

Registered Address:

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

Charity number 515384.Company limited by guarantee number 1822908

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