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Welcome to Settle

Settle District is a bustling market town surrounded by delightful villages, ideally situated between the scenic Yorkshire Dales and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Forest of Bowland.

With a wealth of interesting shops, welcoming cafes and historic buildings to visit, Settle District is a great place visit and to relax and enjoy the scenery. Alternatively its the perfect base to get out into the scenery and enjoy walking, riding, cycling, caving and a host of other outdoor activities.
Home of the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway we have easy access by road and rail to visit Settle and a host of things to do, see and enjoy when you get here.

As a place to live Settle District offers an enviable lifestyle in a wonderful environment. We have easy rail and road links together with excellent schools, housing and medical care.
As a place to do business you’ll find a thriving arts & crafts ethos, practical business support, a booming tourist industry and an active Chamber of Trade.

Settle News

Most recent news at the top left – click on the link text to read – Weekly News Updates and Snippets for Settle Visitors and Residents

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    Ferocious Dog!

    FEROCIOUS DOG www.ferociousdog.co.uk www.facebook.com/FerociousDog Creating their own take on Traditional Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog takes the traditional instruments; fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mixes them up with a bit of, raw, buzz saw rock n' roll [More...]

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    Ribblehead Tours

    FRIENDS OF THE SETTLE AND CARLISLE LINE RIBBLEHEAD HERITAGE TOURS 2015. The very successful Ribblehead Heritage Tours will be taking place again this year.   Members of the public who wish [More...]

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    The Latest Local News and Events for Settle and District

    GUIDED WALKS On May 23 there are two walks planned. The first is a 10 mile moderate walk to Smardale Nature Resers. This will depart from Kirkby Stephen Station at 10.34am. [More...]

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    Lay of The Land

    Lay of the Land Garden Centre and Cafe They say the best things come in small packages; our family run garden centre located in the Yorkshire Dales town of Settle [More...]

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    Settle and District News and Reviews

    VICTORIA HALL: 3/5/15 FIRST SUNDAY FOLK SESSION: MEGSON The evening opened with the houseband "The William Small Small Orchestra" who were as ever on fine form performing a wide range of tunes [More...]

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    Flamenco treat

    What a treat and coup for Settle's Victoria Hall to host a visit from flamenco maestros Juan Martin and El Chaparro de Malaga this Thursday, May 14. This concert would [More...]

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    Settle Meeting

    Discussion and Updates : The Fair Parking Public Transport Christmas Lights Website OPEN TO ALL BUSINESSES IN THE SETTLE DISTRICT Meeting poster

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    Around Settle – by Judith

    UPCOMING EVENTS:- 1. Wed  6  May  Settle Eco-Night - 7pm - 9pm Royal Oak 2. Thur 7 May GIGGLESWICK PARK FIT - Serious circuits FOR GIRLS - 3. Thur  7 May 7.30p: Talk [More...]

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    Tai Chi

    ‘Looking at the Way of Tai Chi’ is the title of a talk organised by Age UK North Craven at Limestone View in Settle this Thursday, May 7. Qualified [More...]

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    Settle Local News for Visitors and Residents

    CANTORES SALICIUM A concert of music and readings will take place at Giggleswick School chapel on 9 May, at 7.30 in aid of Cave Rescue Organisation. Entitled "And [More...]

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    Settle’s news

    YORKSHIRE HOUSING BUS The Yorkshire housing bus will be in Whitefriars car park between 10-12 noon every Tuesday, offering a range of free advice. On May 5 the focus [More...]

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    SETTLE + DISTRICT OPEN GARDENS 2015 Saturday June 20th   Open 11am -5pm Sunday June 21st       Open 12pm -5pm 18 gardens in and around Settle and District- all proceeds to Settle swimming [More...]

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    Local Elections

    We asked for the 3 candidates to send us information about themselves etc for the website: Here is the Info: JO Says: I suspect many of you are sick of seeing posh men [More...]

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    Local News for Settle Visitors and Residents

    CRICKET CLUB Settle Junior Cricket Club registration is now underway and members are invited to come along and register on Friday evenings from 6.30pm. The junior club is open to both [More...]

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    Settle Events News 16th April

    This is a short version to includes special NOTES FOR TODAY: 1. Give  your  question to John Diggles by today (Thursday) by 6pm for the Settle "Meet our Candidate MPs" evening on Friday (Tomorrow). [More...]

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    Settle Updates 12th April

    BLOOD DONOR SESSION There will be a blood donor session at St John's Hall on 20 April. The afternoon session will run from 2.30-4pm and the evening session will [More...]

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    Settle News 4th April

    HUSTINGS With the commencement of the electioneering, Churches Together in Settle and District have arranged a hustings event on Friday 17 April, 7 - 9pm at St [More...]

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    Local Settle News and Events – Easter Weekend

    Happy Easter! See  my note at the end of this email on  Mansergh's  second hand book shop,  the  Lichens   morning    at    Horton,   And Swimming Pool and classes.   (And I'm off now [More...]

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    Settle News and Reviews 29th March

    THE WIZARD OF OZ: VICTORIA HALL (26/3/15) SETTLE AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY JUNIORS This is without doubt a wonderful, enthusiastic production of a popular family show. It is bright, cheerful and colourful with [More...]

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    Scandimoot, 1st to 4th May If you wanted to learn from the very best performers and teachers of traditional Scandinavian music and dance, you might book a flight to Oslo or [More...]

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    Settle Newsletter from Judith 18th March

    A Huge amount of listings for Events etc - compiled by Judith Allinson - thank you! Barn  Dance (Fri 20th March); Facebook-for-business & WordPress workshops (Thur 18 Mar); Swimming Classes: Fridays and Tuesdays; [More...]

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    Settle news updates

    GUIDED WALKS A guided walk from Settle Station has been arranged for 21 March. This is a moderately severe 12 mile circular walk from Settle taking in Catrigg Force and Smearsett [More...]

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    Settle Latest News

    GUIDED WALKS A moderate 7.5 mile circular walk around Dent and Whernside Manor has been planned for 14 March. The walk is suitable for all the family (no prams or buggies [More...]

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    Settle News 1st March

    GUIDED WALKS A circular Settle walk to Welp Stones is planned for 7 March. Departing from Settle Station at 9.50 am this is a moderately strenuous 13 mile walk.Booking in advance [More...]

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