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 Hedgelaying

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A two day certified course learning the basics of this ancient craft. 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. 

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90th Meadow for Her Majesty's 90th Birthday

Date of issue: 15 September 2016

Meadow makers from the Forest of Bowland joined others from across the country to help HRH The Prince of Wales create the 90th new Coronation Meadow in the heart of London. Named The Queen's Meadow, this new wildflower hay meadow has been created in The Green Park, near Buckingham Palace, in the year of Her Majesty's 90th Birthday.

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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.

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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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Posted: 23/09/2016 by ydmt

Refugees find sanctuary in Malham

This September the small community of Malhamdale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales opened their homes to a group of refugee and asylum seeking women and children for a weekend of fun and friendship.
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