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

How you can be a Friend of the Dales

There are many ways to become a Friend of the Dales and support the Yorkshire Dales Society, a registered charity. You’ll be helping keep the Dales special forever, for everyone!

Join us as a member

The most impactful way to be a Friend of the Dales is to join our charity - the Yorkshire Dales Society. Then you’ll be directly helping us to campaign against threats to the landscape, wildlife and communities of this incredibly special place. For over 35 years the Society has pushed for positive change and greater support for the Yorkshire Dales. This stunning and internationally renowned area needs more Friends more like you!


You can join online today! Click to see the membership details and the ways we thank you for becoming a Friend – with a fantastic membership magazine, discounts, free events and more! Memberships can be Gift Aided, meaning valuable extra funds to our charity.


Why not give a GIFT membership to celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary or Christmas ? Just fill in the membership form as usual but add the recipients details at the bottom of the form.

Make a donation

Every donation, large or small, directly helps our campaigns for positive action to benefit the Dales, its landscapes, wildlife and communities. With your help our volunteer team can work even harder to keep this incredibly special place vibrant and thriving, for everyone to value and enjoy. Donations can be Gift Aided bringing valuable extra funds to our charity.

You can make an online donation today! If you prefer you can donate by cheque or use internet banking. Click here to see secure ways to donate to our charity. 


Leave a gift in your will

If, like us, you love the Yorkshire Dales then please help us to keep this amazing place special with a gift in your will. Your legacy gift can be made to the Yorkshire Dales Society, a respected and long standing registered charity. Your gift will help the Dales stay beautiful, vibrant and protected, forever, for everyone.

Click Legacies to find out how straightforward it is to leave a legacy gift to the Yorkshire Dales Society.


Register as a supporter by signing up to our e-newsletter

Anyone can sign up to become a registered supporter and receive regular email newsletters with information about our campaigns, events and news stories about the Yorkshire Dales.

Just click here to sign up today!


Like to get more involved?

Become a volunteer at our events [walks, talks and Dales visits] or find out more about becoming a Trustee of our charity - the Yorkshire Dales Society. 

Click here for information about becoming a volunteer or a Trustee


Everyone is welcome at our events, members and non members - see Upcoming Events for more information. We take a break over August, then are back with a full day at Langcliffe on Saturday 22 September - 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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