The Friends of the Three Peaks are a group of individuals and organisations who want to protect and enhance the special qualities of the distinctive and inspirational landscapes of the Three Peaks area in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Friends of the Three Peaks is an off-shoot of the Three Peaks Project and supports its objectives, helping to raise funds and provide work-hours so it can achieve them.
Friends help by:
giving an annual membership fee
undertaking or donating to fundraising activities for maintenance and conservation work
getting involved in some of the maintenance as part of organised Ranger-led groups
buying/selling exclusive Three Peaks merchandise
sharing their passion about the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Three Peaks with others
encouraging others to join the Friends of the Three Peaks
Benefits of becoming a Friend of the Three Peaks:
invitations to organised events including guided walks
meeting like minded people
access to unique volunteering opportunities
the protection of the unique area for their personal enjoyment now and in the future
Who can join?
Anyone can join the Friends of the Three Peaks including people from overseas and organisations as Corporate Friends.
The Friends of the Three Peaks has an annual individual membership fee of £10 although you can pay more if you wish.
You can join the Friends via the web by visiting the National Park Authority's Online Shop.
If you have any questions about Friends of the Three Peaks please email us.
Join by post:
You need to complete a Friends of the Three Peaks Membership Form and return it along with a membership fee of at least £10 or a standing order mandate. Friends will be asked to renew their membership and pay the fee annually.
Send the completed form and a cheque (made payable to 'Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority' and marked on the reverse 'Friends of the Three Peaks') to Friends of the Three Peaks c/o Josie Simpson, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Colvend, Hebden Road, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5LB
Join in person:
Visit a National Park Centre and give an Advisor the completed form and membership fee in cash or cheque (made payable to 'Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority' and marked on the reverse 'Friends of the Three Peaks')
The first Friend
Calendar Girl Angela Baker, who posed as Miss February in the famous Rylstone WI nude calendar, was the first person to become a Friend of the Three Peaks. Her husband John, whose death from cancer sparked the fund-raising calendar for Leukaemia Research, worked for the YDNPA and started the first project to conserve the path network around Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.