Please become a Friend of the Dales!
This is a great way directly help our charity's work to protect and enhance of the Dales - an internationally important and nationally protected area. Our charity receives no government funding and we rely almost entirely on voluntary contributions from people, communities and businesses - as subscriptions, donations, gift aid and legacies.
This voluntary income is essential to fund our campaigning costs, our modest office space and two part time members of staff – as well as the costs of the Review and events – all of which are produced or led by volunteers.
We have around 1,200 members across Britain and overseas, which adds enormously to our voice when we stand up on your behalf “for the Dales”. Please do become a Friend of the Dales today!
The Yorkshire Dales Review
A fantastic 20 page full colour magazine (quarterly) with campaign news, Dales features, book reviews, and events listings.
Put together by our volunteer team - Editor Sasha Heseltine, Sub Editor Lynn Leadbeatter and many other volunteers - this quality A4 publication is a very good read and regularly receives compliments from members - we are also happy to receive ideas and contributions - letters, photos and articles for example.
Penny will offer a 10% discount to members when booking, expires end of August 2018. Penny offers holistic treatments in EFT tapping, reflexology, Indian head massage in Settle and Ilkley, local home visits can be arranged.
A FREE pack of Ingleborough Walks
A new pack of full colour leafelts describing 10 separate walking routes. Each leafelet has full route information, a bespoke map showing the route and bus/train connections as well as ideas for cafe/shop or pub stops. Developed in 2017 by our social enterprise the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company as part of the HLF funded Stories in Stone project. A lovely pack to use yourself (even from the armchair!) or pass on as a thoughtful gift.
1. Phone us on 01756 749400 and we'll explain the easy options on how to join.
2. Download our leaflet below, print it out and send the completed form to us at
Friends of the Dales, Canal Wharf, Eshton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3PN.
You can pay for your membership by cheque made out to "Yorkshire Dales Society", transfer from your bank account or set up a Direct Debit.
Everyone is welcome at our events, members and non members - see Upcoming Events for more information. Our next events are a series of free guided walk and an illustrated talk in early May as part of the excellent Ride2Stride Walking Festival - see event entry for more info.
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
"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".
President Sir Gary Verity
Chairman Mark Corner
Canal Wharf, Eshton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3PN.
Charity number 515384.Company limited by guarantee number 1822908