Friends of the Three Peaks
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. The Three Peaks Project is run and managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
Friends are an integral part of the Three Peaks Project and can help in a variety of ways:
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.
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. She is pictured with ex-Authority Chairman Carl Lis in front of Whernside holding a Whernside walker's medal, one of the exclusive pieces of Three Peaks merchandise.
Many organisations benefit from the work of the Three Peaks Project, such as commercial walking holidays or charities who undertake fundraising activities in the area, and many more organisations such as local businesses, could benefit. To discuss the ways you could 'pay-back' to the Three Peaks and benefit from becoming a corporate Friend of the Three Peaks contact Steve Hastie on 01729 825242 or read the Three Peaks Project page for additional information including how to become a Corporate Friend. Pictured are members of the Three Peaks Race Association becoming corporate friends at the launch event in August 2009.
The Friends of the Three Peaks has an annual individual membership fee of £10 although you can pay more if you wish.
How to join
You need to complete a Friends of the Three Peaks Membership Form and return it along with a membership fee of at least £10. Friends will be asked to renew their membership and pay the fee annually.
You can also 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:
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')
Or just donate...
Maintaining the paths in the Three Peaks costs on average £28 per metre. Could you give a little to help with this vital work?
You can donate by visiting our donation page or by clicking the logo below.