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.

Friday 19 July 2019

Yarnbury Circular

Join regular volunteer Bernard Peel for a lovely walk of about six miles around the lead mines of Yarnbury and Grassington Moor. Pub walk, includes welcome "breakfast roll" and coffee and two course lunch on return. Booking essential - click on date to see more. Archive photo of 'smelt mill chimney' by Colin Speakman.

Saturday 27 July 2019

Barbon - Casterton Round

Join Friends of the Dales member and local Ambassador Ken Humphris for a moderate walk of about 8 miles along generally easy tracks and lanes, with lots of interest in undiscovered Barbondale. Click on the date for more information.


'Sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy' photo by Ken Humphris

Saturday 3 August 2019

Dalesway 50th Anniversary Walk [Classic Countryside]

Join Colin Speakman (who led the first walk along the 12 mile trail from Ilkley to Burnsell) again for this 50th anniversary walk organised by the Dales Way Association. Approx 6.5 miles. Return by Bus. Click on the date for more information.


'Speakman and Wilcock' photo from Offical Website of the Dales Way Association

Sunday 18 August 2019

Scar House Reservoir Circular

Join Bernard Peel on a 6.5 mile circular walk in the beautiful, remote and enclosed upper Nidd valley with its magnificent masonry dams of Scar House

and Angram Reservoirs. In addition the remains of the navvy village and Low Woodale will be visited. Bring picnic lunch. Well behaved dogs on short leads welcome. Approx 400 ft ascent but generally easy walking. 


'Photo from route checking visit' by Simon Houstoun


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 is on Saturday 27 July - a lovely walk around Barbon and Casterton led by volunteer Ken Humphris - 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. 

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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 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 

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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