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

All our events are now cancelled due to Coronavirus

Thursday 26 March 2020

Capturing the Past.

Event Cancelled by Skipton & District History Society


Photo credit: Monochrome photograph of Austwick Mothers’ Union garden party in Mrs Bacon’s garden dated 1944 © Yorkshire Dales Community Archives

Ride2Stride Walking Festival

The Festival has been cancelled. 



Photo credit: Settle & Carlisle Railway © Ride2Stride

Tuesday 28 April 2020


Hoffmann Kiln & Ribble Way





Photo credit: Hoffmann Kiln visted AGM walk 2018 by Gillian Harrison

Wednesday 29 April 2020


Crummackdale & Thieves Moss



Photo credit: Crummackdale Lane © Friends of the Dales 2019

Friday 1 May 2020


The Dale That Nearly Died



Photo credit: Garsdale railway station on the Settle to Carlisle line © Visit Cumbria

Monday 4 May 2020


Long Preston Deeps & Ribble Way





Photo credit: R2S 2019 Along the Ribble photo by Peter Kerr

We have cancelled all forthcoming events due to coronavirus. 

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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