Dedicate a tree

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. Dedicate a tree in the Yorkshire Dales today and help us restore hundreds of native, broadleaved woodlands which have been lost due to deforestation.

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Introduction to Caving

Various dates in August


Explore the beauty of underground Ingleborough. Stream ways, waterfalls, small climbs, walking, stooping and crawling is all part of the fun. Squeezes are optional. Learn about how the caves were formed and how we need to protect them too. Subsidised by Stories in Stone.

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Say it with flowers. Hundreds of them.

A unique alternative to cut flowers, a Living Bouquet gift will help create a beautiful living area of wildflower hay meadow in the Yorkshire Dales for only £25. 

Give a Living Bouquet

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Northern Scything Competition

Date of issue: 16 August 2016

The art of hand-mowing was celebrated at the first Northern Scythe Competition for four years, with demonstrations from experts and a chance for novices to have a go at the centuries-old way of cutting grass.

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Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

You can call us YDMT for short! We’re a small charity doing big things to help care for the landscape, environment, communities and economy in this very special place – the Yorkshire Dales.

*We're currently experiencing some problems with our telephones and answer machine. If you're struggling to reach us by phone, please email us instead at We're very sorry for the inconvenience and we're trying to fix the problems as soon as we can.*

Find out what we're doing in the Dales

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Current programmes

Flowers of the Dales Festival

This annual festival highlights the fantastic wildflowers and habitats we have in the Yorkshire Dales through a collection of over 120 events across the Dales.

Meadow Links

Meadow Links is a community driven project that aims to restore wildflower rich hay meadows along ecological networks – helping our pollinators and other wildlife move across the Yorkshire Dales landscape.

Green Futures

Green Futures aims to empower and support young people to become more involved, aware and connected to the fantastic natural environment that’s right on their doorstep.

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From the blog

Posted: 15/08/2016 by ydmt

My work experience at YDMT

For the month of August I have been working alongside the lovely staff at YDMT as part of my summer of work experience (I’ve also been spending time working with PBA Applied Ecology, who are based in Settle). After graduating in June with a degree in Geography, my time so far at YDMT has enabled […]
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