From Peat to Paddling – Conference

The Devonshire Institute, Grassington, BD23 5AZ Free admission – booking essential – email Victoria Benn, stating the number of tickets you require. From peat to paddling – what constitutes a healthy river? Want to debate or discover what can and should be done to improve the health of our rivers? Then please join us and … Read more

National Park campaigners call for ban on plastic tree guards as Government considers banning other types of single-use plastic

trees and tree guards

Campaign for National Parks, Friends of the Dales, Friends of the South Downs and nine other National Park Societies have joined forces to call for a ban on plastic tree guards. The campaign coincides with a Defra call for evidence over problematic single-use plastics – which the National Parks campaigners have responded to, highlighting the ongoing issue … Read more

YouTube Channel

The Friends of the Dales YouTube Channel is now live. There are several videos now available offering viewers a chance to re-watch favourite Friends of the Dales digital talks or enjoy them for the first time. Discover more about Yorkshire Dales peatland restoration from Yorkshire Peat Partnership, get insight into the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s nature … Read more

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