New President

The biologist, nature writer and campaigner, Dr Amy-Jane Beer is the new voluntary, honorary President of our charity. North Yorkshire based Amy-Jane, has written more than 30 books about science and natural history including Cool Nature and A Tree a Day. She is also a Country Diarist for The Guardian newspaper, columnist for British Wildlife … Read more

Digital Talks

View from Cray, Wharfedale

Our successful programme of FREE digital talks is set to continue into 2022 and beyond. Visit our Events page to see our full programme of talks, walks and other events. We plan to launch a digital video channel so you can watch previous talks at your leisure.  To register for all Events, please use the Contact Form. Full … Read more

Green New Dales Conference Outcome Paper and Presentations all now available!

Green New Dales conference poster

Both days of our Green New Dales Conference were a terrific success and you can all the conference video/powerpoint presentations and the video discussions  by clicking on the individual links below.  We’ve also uploaded (November) the outcome paper “Green New Dales Challenges” with actions for all of us who care about the Dales. Day 1 … Read more

Objection to Planning Application at Langcliffe Quarry

Group of walkers at Hoffmann Kiln at Langcliffe Quarry 2018

We have submitted a detailed objection to an application to develop areas of the former Langcliffe Quarry due to the serious impact on the ecological, archaeological and cultural integrity of the Hoffmann Kiln and its surrounding area. You can read our full objection by downloading below. If you wish to make a comment on the … Read more

Tree Guards – A Growing Problem

Tree Guards Infographic

Created by Laurence Parkin, this “infographic” encapsulates our campaign for more trees in the Dales, but not more plastic! First published in the 150th anniversary edition of the Yorkshire Dales Review, the illustration can be downloaded for sharing. The key messages are relevant to planting anywhere, not just in the Dales. With more tree planting … Read more

Objection to development at Hellifield Flashes

Hellifield Flashes

We’ve strongly objected to an application for development at the important wildlife and amenity site at Helllifield Flashes, and consider it entirely inappropriate for Craven District Council to be asked to make a decision on a new proposal before the barrister’s report (they commissioned) has been received and considered, and any restoration works (to previous … Read more