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.

Wednesday 17 October 2018 - Responding to the Challenges - Dales Families and Communties - Settle

Our President, Sir Gary Verity, will be the keynote speaker at this event with a difference - combining a walk round to visit Settle's innovative businesses, a proper Yorkshire high tea, and a suite of thought provoking presentations. It's free to join us on the day, but booking essential . Photo courtesy www.insidermedia.com.

Wednesday 14 November 2018 - Langcliffe

Barn conversions in the National Park - change in policy, change in landscape?


Trustee Nancy Stedman will explore a range of issues to do with converting barns for housing or holiday lets. A joint meeting hosted by North Craven Heritage Trust. 

2:30 pm Langcliffe Village Institute.

Saturday 1 December 2018

Music in the Cove 

Join us for a sociable group visit to Malham, with a scenic walk followed by Skipton Brass Band’s Christmas Concert in the awe-inspiring setting of the Cove. Time for lunch in a village pub or cafe, or a spot of gift shopping.

Meet 10:30 am Malham National Park Centre for walk, concert starts 2:00 pm at the Cove.

Saturday 19 January 2019

Inspirational Water 

A morning walk  exploring Hellifield village and the Flashes – natural ephemeral ponds offering a haven for birds. Then after a break for lunch immerse yourself in Streams of Wonder – a beautiful slow-paced film by The Moonbeam Collective.


Meet 10:30 am and 2:15 pm at Hellifield Institute. Small charge for afternoon event for non members. Reget no dogs except RAD. 

Saturday 9 February 2019 - Addingham

We organising, with the help of Friends of the Dales local member Jonathan White, a lovely day in the Dales village of Addingham. There'll be a short walk around the village and nearby scenery, inspired by one of the walks in the new book "Walks around Addingham", followed by an afternoon illustrated talk in St Peter's Church Hall. Regret likely to be no dogs except RAD. 

Check back nearer the time for more information. 

Saturday 23 March 2019 - Askrigg

Join our Trustee Julie Martin for a fantastic moderate walk from Askrigg, a lovely linear village in Wensleydale with a fine street of 18th and 19th century houses, an old market cross, and stunning countryside to enjoy on the walk. Photo courtesy our Business Member www.yorkshire-dales.com. Check back nearer the time for more information. 

Saturday 29 June 2019 - Buckden

Join Friends of the Dales member and local botantist Anne Readshaw for a moderate walk from Buckden, in Upper Wharfedale - expect stunning views and plenty of wildflowers! Check back nearer the time for more information. 


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

Touring exhibition: A Portrait of Ingleborough

Friends of the Dales member and local photographer Hilary Fenten has created a touring exhibition of photographs of local people involved in various jobs, trades and events from the Ingleborough area (under the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust's Stories in Stone project).

Ribblehead Station 17- 30 October 2018

Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station 17 – 30 October 2018

St Mary’s Church, Ingleton 2 – 23 November 2018

Ingleborough Community Centre (TIC) 2 – 23 November 2018

Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes 4 – 30 December 2018 (£4.50 entrance fee, under 16s free)

Gallery on the Green, Settle 10 November – 13 January 2018

Saturday 20 October 2018 - Carlton Memorial Village Hall

“Coverdale Veterans Remembered” is a display organised by the Middleham and the Dales Local History Group, celebrating research undertaken by Val Slater, who supplied this evocative photograph of her own grandfather Rifleman Richard Walls, and other members of the group. See pdf poster below.

Coverdale Veterans Remembered.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]

Everyone is welcome at our events, members and non members - see Upcoming Events for more information. Our next event is a really special afternoon in Settle, including a change to hear from our President Sir Gary Verity. The event has been arranged in partnership with Councillor Wendy Hull, Chair of Craven District Council  on 17 October - 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 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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