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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

  • Jo Rhodes Green Party

    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


    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...]

  • fairtrade

    Judith’s Events News for Settle and District


    Time of Long Preston Walk Swimming Studio Flats at Townhead Court Rainforest Fund Coffee Morning (And then 27 events) Please note:  the Long Preston Deeps Bird walk on this Saturday is at 10am.(Not 11.30 as I [More...]

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    Settle and Area news 22nd feb


    GUIDED WALKS The are 3 walks arranged for the coming weekend, all taking place on 28 February. The first is a Kirkby Stephen circular walk via Birkett Fell. This departs from [More...]

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    Judiths news


    Note  the  bargain computer training workshops on Thur 19 Feb and also on 19 March. I hope you enjoy pancakes somewhere today!! 1. Tue 17 Feb. 10am -12pm Pancakes: Meth and Ang Churches, [More...]

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    Settle News 15th feb


    SETTLE -KWEZANA LINK Pupils in the two schools have been exchanging information recently about their hobbies and activities.  At present the pupils in Kwezana are practicing their athletics for the local [More...]

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    Fiddle Workshop


    Norwegian fiddle workshop with Sturla Eide Sat. 7thMarch 2015 The workshop is aimed at competent fiddlers, though no knowledge of Norwegian music is required. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from one [More...]

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    Settle for Visitors and Residents


    SETTLE -KWEZANA LINK Pupils at Settle have been sharing some of the facts they have discovered about  penguins and Antarctica this week and explaining how the penguins camouflage works and how [More...]

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    22 Events around Settle


    22 EVENTS AROUND SETTLE 1. Fri 6 Feb: Swimming: Triathlon/Open Water Session 12:30 Settle Pool 2. Sun 8 Feb: Huddersfield Gospel Choir  at Settle Methodist Church 3. Mon 9 Feb: Skipton: Craven Speakers [More...]

  • Stand_Pies

    Pie Club !


    SILENCE is golden and when quiet descended - apart from the scratching of knife and fork on plate – something special was happening at the Age UK North [More...]

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    Local Settle News Feb 1st


    SETTLE -KWEZANA LINK This week Settle Primary School Governor Gillian Gape has been in touch from Kwezana where she has been visiting since 23rd January. She explained that the pupils in [More...]

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    Local Settle News


    SETTLE -KWEZANA LINK Pupils at Settle Primary have sent their first posting of the year to Kwezana and included  photos of pupils building snowmen during the recent snowy weather. They explained [More...]

  • moonbeams

    Settle News for residents and visitors


    THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK: Sarah Fox & James Burton RICHARD WHITELEY THEATRE - 16/1/15 Despite appalling weather conditions the concert played to a capacity audience and while the weather outside may have [More...]

  • energy poster

    Energy Advice


    Download the poster here http://www.settle.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/energy-switch-poster-Settle-30th-January.pdf

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