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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Himalayan balsam bash!

Wigglesworth Beck

Join the Ribble Rivers Trust to help stop this invasive plant from spreading to the Ribble.

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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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£75,000 Charity Recognition

Date of issue: 3 Feb 2015

We are delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have now awarded an additional £75,000 in funding to support the charity’s work across the Yorkshire Dales.

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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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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 100 events across the Dales.

Dales Woodland Restoration

Tree planting is perhaps what the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is most well known for. Since we first started out in 1996 we’ve helped to plant over one million trees in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.

Hay Time

YDMT set up the Hay Time project in 2006 to help protect and restore the internationally important hay meadows of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Posted: 11/06/2015 by ydmt

Wildflower Festival

Wildflowers flourish in the Yorkshire Dales because the area is home to an amazing variety of wildlife habitats, such as ancient woodlands, moors, traditionally-managed meadows and limestone pavement. Our annual Flowers of the Dales Festival aims to showcase how this internationally-important landscape is managed and cared for through the efforts of farmers and conservation organisations. […]
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