THE DALES WAY ASSOCIATION
The Dales Way Association is registered as a small charity with HM Revenue and Customs.
The Dales Way Association was established in 1991 by a small group of individuals, reflecting user group and tourism interests along the Dales Way. It has over 350 members, including a number who are owners of guest house, inn, farmhouse and bed and breakfast accommodation along the route, together with a number who provide services such as baggage transfer, accommodation booking etc.
The remainder are individual walkers.
Membership is open to all who have walked,
or plan to walk, the Dales Way or simply care about its future. The annual AGM occurs in the Dales each
Committee meetings are held every two to three months throughout the year.
Minutes of meetings can be found in the special
members-only area of this website.
Minutes of meetings can be found in the special members-only area of this website.
The Association adopted a Small Charities Constitution in 2012.
As a small charity, the committee members are also Trustees of the
The Association adopted a Small Charities Constitution in 2012. As a small charity, the committee members are also Trustees of the Association.
|Web Administrator||Tony Grogan|
|Newsletter Editor & Minutes:||Kath Doyle|
|Accommodation Providers Liaison:||Tony Hill|
|Committee member:||Ryk Downes|
Footpath Officers for the Dales Way are:
|Bradford District & North Yorkshire:||Gordon Tasker & Kath Doyle|
|Yorkshire Dales National Park:||Tony Grogan|
|Cumbria & Lake District||Don Holliday & Tony Hill|
Association funds have been built up from Subscriptions and Donations. In its early days the Association received significant support from the Ramblers' Association and the South Lakeland Tourist Association. Funds are held for use to support the route, possibly as a part contribution to enable a suitable project to be started. An example is the building of a new footbridge over Crosedale Beck in early 2012. The Association also purchased a supply of special Way Marks for both the main and the three Link routes at its eastern end.
The Association has the ongoing aim of improving the route where desirable. In particular it seeks to minimise any road walking where feasible.
Members can help by reporting any issues they find along the route of the Dales Way to the DWA.
Comments and corrections to information in this site will be very welcome.
Or write to:
The Dales Way Association,
c/o Friends of the Dales,
Canal Wharf, Eshton Road,
Gargrave, BD23 3PN