Leave a Legacy

Leave a gift in your Will and help protect the places you love.

The Yorkshire Dales as a whole, or one particular area, may hold a special place in your heart. By including Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust in your Will you can help protect these places, celebrate your special memories and allow future generations to share them too.  

How legacies help

As a charity, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust relies on gifts left in Wills to look after some of the most spectacular and distinctive landscapes in England.

Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a big difference. We promise you that any legacy you can leave will be gratefully received and that every penny will be put to good use in helping us respond to the changing needs of the Dales landscape, its communities and wildlife.

Your legacy can help ensure the Yorkshire Dales remains a wonderful and inspiring place, supporting projects that:

  • Conserve and restore native habitats – like the rare, wildflower-rich hay meadows, wetlands, and native broadleaf woodlands  
  • Support rural communities
  • Protect the unique natural and built features of the Dales landscape – from limestone caves to hay barns and dry-stone walls
  • Inspire and support young people to care about the Yorkshire Dales through educational activities and our Rural Apprenticeship scheme
  • Improve access for all to the Dales.

Other people’s gifts

After they’ve taken care of family and friends, many of our supporters choose to support Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust by leaving a legacy to the Yorkshire Dales. Will you join them?

A gift of £350 in memory of Alan helped us to protect and enhance an area he loved – the riverbank habitat on the Clough River in Garsdale and the River Dee in Dentdale. A fence now protects the riverbank from grazing livestock, allowing native plants like Marsh Marigold and animals such as Otters and Water Vole to flourish. This work has also protected the gravel beds that are important spawning grounds for Salmon and Trout. Thanks to his legacy, Alan’s memories and enjoyment of these special places can be shared by future generations.

Leave a legacy to the Yorkshire Dales


Find out more about how gifts in Wills make a difference in the Dales

Call us for a confidential chat on 015242 51002 or follow the links below to learn more.