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

Events - forthcoming and recent

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not currently able to offer a programme of outdoor guided walks and indoor talks. We have launched a programme of digital talks by Zoom, sign up to our monthly e-news (via our Welcome Page) or become a member to get advance notice and booking information.

Tea Time Talk -

4 pm Weds 17 March 2021 (c 1 hr)

Kyle Blue, Trustee: "Living and Roaming in the Orton Fells". Photo credit Nancy Stedman.


To register for a place please use the contact form . We will respond a day or two before the event with a personal Zoom invitation. Places are limited - book early!

Tea Time Talk -

4 pm Weds 21 April 2021 (c 1 hr)

Jenny Sharman of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Yorkshire Peat Partnership: "Give Peat a Chance". Jenny will talk about peatlands in the Yorkshire Dles, why they need our help, and what the Partnership is doing to restore them. Photo credit Pennine Peatlife.

To register for a place please use the contact form . We will respond a day or two before the event with a personal Zoom invitation. Places are limited - book early!

Download resources from previous digital events

Tea Time Talk -

4 pm Weds 24 February 2021 (c 1 hr)

Julie Martin, Trustee: "Landscapes of the Dales 2020". This talk gave an overview of the landscape character assessment work recently completed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. It included suggestions on how this comprehensive and informative set of landscape descripitions, maps and analysis can be accessed and used to help, guide and manage future landscape change. Photo credit Ann Shadrake

To view a pdf of the talk, click the link below

Landscape Character Assessment 2020 Pres[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [14.6 MB]

Tea Time Talk -

Weds 27 January 2021

Nancy Stedman, Trustee "Barn Conversions in the Dales - What do they Achieve?

The PDF of this event can be downloaded below. All content is copyright Friends of the Dales. 

Barn Conversions in the Dales 27 January[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [8.5 MB]

A Green New Dales: Year One of the climate emergency

Saturday 3 October & Saturday 17 October 2020


An online FREE conference (by Zoom) jointly offered by Friends of the Dales and North Craven Heritage Trust.


A range of expert speakers will present on key themes such as a net-zero National Park; new thinking on planting trees in the Dales; water in the Dales; and using a "circular economy" to help businesses improve resilience and profits. 


Full details of the programme and how to book (closing date Weds 23 September) in the downloadable flyer. 

Green New Dales Conference.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.0 MB]

We have cancelled all forthcoming events due to coronavirus except for online events.

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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