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


Do you run a club, society, charity group or other non profit making organisation? Then you can become a Group Friend of the Dales for just £40/year (from October 2018).

Join or Renew online


We will recognise your support with

Website Links – a listing here on our website with a short description of your group/organisation, appropriate image and link to your website

Facebook – we will “Like” your group/organisation’s page on Facebook and share relevant posts onto our Facebook page e.g. Awards, events. Please like us in return!

Welcome feature – a short article about your group/organisation in the Yorkshire Dales Review magazine (circulation c1300 to  Members, media contacts and kindred organisation

Electronic Logo – opportunity to use this logo on your website (and to link back here!

Yorkshire Dales Review – two complimentary copies of the Society’s prestigious colour quarterly magazine, with more available on request


AGM – invitation to the Society’s AGM held in a Dales village on a Saturday in early September

FREE year round guided walks and talks visiting the stunning landscapes and vibrant communities of the Dales. If you plan to attend as a group, please let us know in advance!

  • FREE  talks in Dales based venues, with invited speakers, on a host of fascinating topics. If you plan to attend as a group, please let us know in advance!
  • Joint events possible – offer your expertise to help us run a new event e.g. biking, geology, caving, bird watching, sailing – suggest an idea and we can discuss it further with you!
  • Advise our Policy Committee – share your expertise with our voluntary Policy Committee to help us assess major planning applications and policy developments which affect the Dales

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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