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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Introduction to Hedgelaying

14-15 December 2016 and 13-14 February 2017


A two day certified course learning the basics of this ancient craft. Subsidised by Stories in Stone.

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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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Schools Out

Date of issue: 30 November 2016

More than 75 children from across the region left their classrooms behind to learn about farming and rural skills through the centuries in the heart of 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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Find out what we're doing in the Dales

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Current programmes

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 120 events across the Dales.

Meadow Links

Meadow Links is a community driven project that aims to restore wildflower rich hay meadows along ecological networks – helping our pollinators and other wildlife move across the Yorkshire Dales landscape.

Green Futures

Green Futures aims to empower and support young people to become more involved, aware and connected to the fantastic natural environment that’s right on their doorstep.

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Posted: 09/11/2016 by ydmt

First summit for our young green champions!

Environmental Apprentice Sian and other young people from across the North West came together to explore environmental issues at the Green Futures Youth Environment Summit.
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