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

Join or Renew 

You can pay for or renew your annual membership by secure online payment using your PayPal Account OR your Credit/Debit Card. PayPal charge us a very small fee (the charity rate of 1.4% plus 20p) of each subscription and donation made by you to us. 


Please note that PayPal will set this up as an automatic renewal (recurring payment) - on a 12 month renewal. This means your subscription will to be automatically taken again by PayPal in 12 months time. If you don't want that to happen you will need to cancel the automatic renewal with PayPal by accessing your PayPal account. If you have any queries about this or want a refund of an automatic renewal, contact Ann Shadrake, Friends of the Dales


Are you renewing an existing membership? If you originally paid by PayPal and set up an automatic renewal (recurring payment) please check that PayPal hasn't already taken this from your account or is due to take this from your account BEFORE proceeding to payment below. Otherwise you may end up paying twice! We can of course refund any overpayments if this does happen. If you have any queries about this or want a refund of an automatic renewal, contact Ann Shadrake, Friends of the Dales


Membership rates (from October 2018) are as follows:


Individual ( One Friend ) : £25 / year

Joint ( Two Friends at the same address ) : £35 / year

Group / Business : £40 / year


For more information on membership categories please click on the relevant menu option on the left.


Joining is a simple TWO STEP process.


1. Please complete the online Membership Form. Put "Renewal" or Gift" if that is the case. When complete, click the Submit button which will send the form to our office and also open the Payment Page.




2. Please pay by PayPal or Card (paying by card does NOT set up a PayPal account) and then complete the short online GIFT AID form if after reading the form you are eligible. If you wish to pay by cheque, bank transfer ( BACS ), or DD please indicate this on the membership form so we can look out for it.


Many thanks for your kind support. 

If you prefer not to join online you can download our membership leaflet here and return it to us in the office.

Friends of the Dales Recruitment Leaflet[...]
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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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