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Yorkshire adventurer announces woodland appeal from the treetops

Adventurer Alastair Humphreys took to the treetops to help launch an appeal to plant new native woodlands in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.

Alastair Humphreys launches YDMT’s Together for Trees appeal. (Alastair Humphreys)


Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has linked up with the Big Give to boost support for its Together for Trees campaign, with the partnership launching on Earth Day 22 April.

For one week only people will have the chance to double their donation via the Big Give website.

Alastair, who is an ambassador for YDMT, said: “If you want to do something to help reverse the loss of biodiversity in your local area, as well as helping to tackle the global environmental crisis – supporting new woodlands in the Dales is one of the best things you can do.

“And there’s no better time to donate than now – when your donation can have twice the impact!”

Donations to the Together for Trees campaign will help bring people together to create new woodlands across the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas, increasing native woodland cover and connecting wildlife habitats. Woodland cover in the Yorkshire Dales is only 2.7% – the lowest of all our national parks.

From 22-29 April donations made through the Big Give website will be doubled, meaning YDMT can plant two trees instead of one. To donate visit

Originally from the Malham area of the Yorkshire Dales, Alastair Humphreys was one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year in 2012. He is now the man behind the microadventure movement, which encourages people to undertake small adventures such as spending a night in the woods or enjoying a dip in a local river.

He has been an ambassador for YDMT since 2019.


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