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

Become a Friend of the Dales today! 

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!

We like to thank our Friends

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).


Join by phone or post

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. 


Friends of the Dales leaflet
Friends of the Dales leaflet.pdf
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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

Alastair Humpreys 

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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