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BUILDING NEW SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE

A group of volunteers came together in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales to learn new skills as they got to grips with the traditional craft of dry stone walling.   Disabled people and their family and friends worked together to rebuild a badly damaged section of dry stone wall near Selside, through a partnership […]

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Lambs receive a helping hand

A group of young people from Leeds recently traded the bright lights of the city for the fresh air and rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Dales when they spent an exciting day learning the ropes of hill farming during the busy lambing period. Youngsters aged 11-14 from Burley Park Pupil Referral Unit in Leeds spent […]

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Yorkshire’s Finest Flowers for an Extraordinary Yorkshire Mum

Instead of giving a bunch of cut flowers this Mother’s Day, one local charity is leading the way by dedicating an area of living hay meadow, jam-packed with native wildflowers, as a lasting tribute for an extra special mum. Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) decided to surprise Rose McCarthy, mother of five and National Childbirth […]

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Skills for the Hills

People and the DALES ran a Hill Skills Training Weekend to provide a practical introduction to the safety and navigation skills required for independent hill walking.   Based at Malham Tarn Field Centre, the course followed the new Hill Skills course syllabus launched by Mountain Training England (MTE) in April this year.   Thanks to financial […]

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Gift your Gear

Do you have unwanted but usable outdoor gear sitting around? Why not ‘Gift your Gear’ by taking it along to your nearerst Rohan shop during March and groups like PaD will put them to good use! People and the DALES are very proud to be one of this years beneficiary organisations. We have a wonderful stock […]

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Refugees enjoy art in the Dales

Mums, pregnant women, babies and toddlers displaced from their homelands and now living in Leeds enjoyed a family day out in Malham with local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). This eclectic group of refugees and asylum seekers from countries including Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Russia and Nigeria have been brought together through the National Childbirth […]

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PaD at BMC Equity Symposium

The People and the DALES team recently joined a host of other people at the BMC (British Mountaineering Council) Equity Symposium at Haworth YHA. The weekend brought together people from diverse and in particular black and minority ethnic (BME) communities and others (like ourselves) who are interested in helping these groups access the outdoors. PaD ran […]

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Launch of new People and the DALES handbook

A new handbook full of inspiration, information and practical hints and tips is now available to encourage groups and individuals who wouldn’t normally visit the Yorkshire Dales countryside to do so under their own steam. The handbook has been produced by local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), and brings together a wealth of knowledge […]

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People and the DALES gets national recognition

The People and the DALES team joined a whole host of other Access to Nature projects in Birmingham recently for a celebration of the work that has taken place thanks to the Big lottery funding. The PaD team were one of just 4 projects asked to present at the event which gave us a fantastic opportunity to share the […]

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Welcome to our new website

Our new website has been launched to help groups and individuals who wouldn’t normally visit the Yorkshire Dales to do so under their own steam by providing inspiration, information and practical hints and tips about how to access the countryside. Visitors to the website will find information about how to travel to the Dales via […]

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