Events

Many of our earlier digital talks can be viewed via our YouTube channel. Click here to find out more.

Digital Talk – Climate Breakdown – what does it mean for the Yorkshire Dales?

River in flood
River in flood by Victoria Benn

Wednesday 19 January 2022, 4.30pm (c 1 hr)

In the face of inevitable change due to the breakdown of our climatic system, what do we want the Dales to be like by 2050? In this talk, Richard Boothman an environmental Associate Lecturer with The Open University and founder of Ideostone Limited, an online environmental learning provider, will explore climate breakdown and its associated environmental changes. He will also be asking what we, those who care about the physical and social landscape of the Dales, want it to look like and what we can do to achieve this objective – with the underlying proviso that staying the same is not an option!

To register for a place please use the contact form. We will respond a day or two before the event with a personal Zoom invitation. Places are limited – book early!

Digital Talk – Working with crayfish in the Yorkshire Dales

White clawed cray fish
White Clawed Crayfish by PBA Ecology

Wednesday 16 February 2022, 4.30pm (c 1 hr)

This talk, presented by Paul Bradley, Director of PBA Applied Ecology and Dr Dan Chadwick will be an insight into the challenges of conserving our native crayfish in the Yorkshire Dales. Based in Settle, PBA are uniquely involved in delivering management of crayfish across the Dales, drawing on experiences from academia and industry.

To register for a place please use the contact form. We will respond a day or two before the event with a personal Zoom invitation. Places are limited – book early!

Digital Talk – Biodiverse Verges

Cowslip verges
Cowslip verges by Mark Corner

Wednesday 16 March 2022, 4.30pm (c 1 hr)

The Yorkshire Dales has hundreds of miles of roadside verges. In spring and summer they form an integral part of the verdant Dales landscape. These verges have a rich diversity of different plants growing in them that support lots of different insects, which in turn support all manner of other wildlife. Dr Anne Readshaw, leader of Friends of the Dales campaign to protect and enhance roadside verges for biodiversity, will give an update on the campaign and explain how local authorities and local communities can help to make road verges an important, safe and healthy sanctuary for plant and insect species.

To register for a place please use the contact form. We will respond a day or two before the event with a personal Zoom invitation. Places are limited – book early!

Walk – Exploring Crummackdale

Moorland
Crummackdale by Ken Humphris

Saturday 19 March 2022, 10.15am – 4pm

As a follow up to Ken Humphris popular talk entitled, Exploring Crummackdale, you now have the opportunity to do just that, with Ken as your guide. Commencing in Austwick, you will be taken on a clockwise walk around Crummackdale taking in its geology, natural beauty and some of its social and cultural history. This 4 – 4.5 hour walk is mainly easy underfoot. Packed lunch essential. The walk loosely fits with buses from Skipton, visit Dalesbus for further information.

To register for a place please use the contact form. We will respond a day or two before the event with a personal Zoom invitation. Places are limited – book early!