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Yorkshire Dales Access Forum members

About the Access Forum's membership

The Yorkshire Dales Access Forum (YDAF) consists of 18 members, each representing various interests in the land. The members have been chosen to provide a balanced representation of:

  • Owners and occupiers of access land and land crossed by rights of way.
  • Users of Rights of Way or Open Access.
  • Other interests relevant to the area such as tourism, transport, nature conservation, access for all, volunteering and health.

Members of the Forum are appointed by the National Park Authority for three years and cover a wide range of interests. Two or three of the members are also Members of the Authority.

Interested in joining?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Access Forum, we welcome applications. Membership terms start in January each year and interviews are normally held in early December. Please email or contact the Access Development Officer at the National Park Authority for more information, or download an application form using the link below:

Contacting the Access Forum members

If you would like to email a member of the Forum, please send your email (marked clearly with the name of the member to whom it is addressed) to - we will forward your message to the relevant individual.