Our Campaigns

Raising awareness of the devastating impact of single use plastic, especially plastic tree guards. Visit Plastic for more detail.

Helping roadside verges become wildlife havens by promoting better cutting times. Visit Living Verges for more detail.

Protecting historic traditional barns, farm buildings, drystone walls and hay meadows through scrutinising planning applications and engaging in consultation and active PR.

Pushing for affordable housing for local people in all our planning application review and consultation activity.

Fundraising to keep vital rural bus services running for residents and visitors through our own social enterprise, Dalesbus.

Actively encouraging the use of rail links to take stone out of Dales quarries rather than on the roads in order to dramatically reduce noise and particle pollution.

Protecting our Yorkshire Dales cultural heritage through our Capturing the Past project.

Former significant campaigns:

We campaigned over many years to protect more of the Dales by increasing the size of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District national parks. As a result in 2016 the Yorkshire Dales National Park became 25% bigger!

In 2008 we succeeded in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales Green Lanes Alliance campaign in banning all motor vehicles from nine vulnerable tracks.

When Rights of Way were threatened we stepped up to protect the public’s access to countryside and nature as a fundamental right.

We actively supported the saving of the Settle-Carlisle railway line.