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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.

Settle Market is held on Tuesdays – further information here : http://www.settlemarket.co.uk/

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

  • CRO cave rescue

    Local May News and Events


    RAILWAY WALKS A number of walks are planned in the coming week. No reservation is necessary  for these walks but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a [More...]

  • Settle photography group

    Settle Photography Group


    Next Meeting Details

  • tour de yorkshire 10

    Local Elections 2016


    See the Candidates' Info here :  

  • summer fair

    Summer Country Fayre


    The Summer Country Fayre is happening on Saturday 11th June 2016, 10am until 4pm at Casterton Sedbergh Prep School. It is a huge community event and all activities on [More...]

  • Ride2Stride

    Local Settle news and information


    RIDE 2 STRIDE There is still time to take part in the Ride2Stride festival which runs until 2 May. There are a number of walks, talks and music events arranged at [More...]

  • rumpelstiltskin

    Settle Information Updates


    GUIDED WALKS Despite the ongoing repair work on the line the walks arranged by Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line are still continuing as normal with two walks planned for April 23rd. [More...]

  • local plan

    Local Plan Consultation


    Craven District Council : full details here : http://www.cravendc.gov.uk/newlocalplan Public consultation and surgeries - 5th April to 17th May The council is running a six-week public consultation on a second informal (pre-publication) draft [More...]

  • great douk cave

    Settle News 14th April


    VOICES OF CRAVEN In June of  this  year there will be a Communities in Chorus event and there will be an opportunity for anyone who enjoys singing to get involved when [More...]

  • painted bike

    Showcase Settle


    See http://www.settle.org.uk/showcasesettle/ for more details about decorating the town and your house and business

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    April 11th – local events


    There are many new events included in the 40+ events of this email: Scandinavian Dancing;      Antarctica talk;       Give and Take Day, Climate Change talk;       The EU [More...]

  • Volunteer RNLI collectors

    RNLI at Tour de Yorkshire in Settle


    You may already be aware that the RNLI is the Tour de Yorkshire’s charity partner this year and this has brought us lots of exciting opportunities. At the [More...]

  • picnic in iraq

    Picnic in Iraq


    Picnic in Iraq Author Tour (North Craven) Author Philip Caine has relinquished a lifetime’s work in some of the world’s most hazardous places to turn his hand to writing a [More...]

  • Local History Month Flyer Front

    Settle Library Heritage Fair


    North Yorkshire Libraries - Local and Community History month North Yorkshire has a long and interesting history – places, people and events deeply rooted in the past. Across the [More...]

  • world book night 2016

    World Book Night


    Settle Library gears up for the great book giveaway   Settle Library is gearing up for one of the reading highlights of the year. World Book Night, an annual celebration of reading [More...]

  • Settle Stories Reviews

    Settle Stories Reviews


    SETTLE STORIES FRIDAY 1/4/16 REMEMBERING BILL: THE FOLLY It was a fitting start to this year's festival that the very first event should be held in honour of a man who had been [More...]

  • ELO

    Local April Settle News


    GUIDED WALKS Despite the ongoing repair work on the line the walks arranged by Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line are still continuing as normal with two walks scheduled for Saturday  9 [More...]

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    Updates from Judith Allinson


    1: 1 Apr: Fair Tax Town Talk : Settle Friends Meeting House 5.30pm http://www.settlestories.org.uk/fairtaxtown 2. 2 Apr: Beginners Lichens Workshop 10-12.30 Horton in Rib Chyd http://rainforest-save.blogspot.com/2016/03/beginners-workshop-top-twenty-lichens.html 3. 1-3 April: Settle Stories: Overview attached. Pdf [More...]

  • softpots

    News in Settle and Area


    GUIDED WALKS A severe landslip near Armathwaite has caused the S&C line to be closed completely. No trains are running between Carlisle and Appleby and an emergency timetable is in place for [More...]

  • castleberg

    Happy Easter ! And a list of Events


    Barn Dance - Fri 8 Apr - I have tickets. No 8: Lepraria incana: Dust-Lichen http://bit.ly/1TTotok (attached) EVENTS IN BRIEF: 1. Fri 25  Mar: Settle Passion Play-Street Drama. Starts 10.30am 2. 27 Mar: Easter [More...]

  • Karate in Settle

    Settle News 20th March


    WHEN TOAD CAME HOME: VICTORIA HALL: 18/3/16 SAOS JUNIOR THEATRE GROUP A musical play designed as a sequel to Wind in the Willows, the story follows the adventures of Toad and friends [More...]

  • lay of the land

    Settle Job – Gardener


    Lay of the Land Garden Care and Design     We are seeking an experienced and passionate gardener to join our team, initially on a seasonal basis, but with the potential, for the [More...]

  • fair tax

    Local Settle News and What’s Happening


    GUIDED WALKS A severe landslip near Armathwaite has caused the S&C line to be closed completely. No trains are running between Carlisle and Appleby and an emergency timetable is in place for [More...]

  • Settle job town council

    Job in Settle


    Settle Town Council Are seeking a self-motivated person who cares about Settle and its public spaces. Duties include ggeneral maintenance and repair of benches and play equipment, inspection duties and litter [More...]

  • Death-Cafe

    Settle and Area updates 6th March


    GUIDED WALKS A severe landslip near Armathwaite has caused the S&C line to be closed completely. No trains are running between Carlisle and Appleby and an emergency timetable is in place for [More...]

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