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 1,000 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!
In return for becoming a member, you'll receive
A fantastic magazine (quarterly) with campaign news, Dales features, book reviews, and events listings.
10% Discount code to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow & Rock, Cycle Surgery and Runners Need (if you become a volunteer as well you receive a 15% discount!)
20% discount code to use at Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd on their online shop.
Free events, walks, talks, village and farm visits in the Dales - a full programme every year.
Free 50 page full colour booklet "The Yorkshire Dales Guide to Health & Happiness" by Susan Briggs (whilst stocks last).
1. Phone us on 01756 749400 and we'll join you as a member over the phone
2. Or 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. The next event is a morning guided walk looking at the heritage of Ilkley town, with an afternoon talk about the rejuvenation of the Manor House. Saturday 2 December - all welcome to either/both walk and talk, and afterwards a chance to enjoy the town with its seasonal ambiance.
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