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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. A launch event was held in August 2009 with Calendar Girl Angela Baker.

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:

  • regular newsletters
  • an annual subscription gift
  • 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 Authority Chairman Carl Lis in front of Whernside holding a Whernside walker's medal, one of the exclusive pieces of Three Peaks merchandise.

How to join - individuals

You can join the Friends of The Three Peaks by visiting the National Park Authority's Online Shop.

Corporate Friends

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. See the Yorkshire Dales National Park website for details.

If you have any questions about Friends of The Three Peaks please email:


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