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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

  • yorkshire dales ukelele weekend

    Latest Settle and District News and Events

    RAILWAY WALKS This week there will two guided walks. On Saturday 4 March there will be a 12 mile strenuous Kirkby Stephen Circular via High Dolphinsty  leaving Kirkby Stephen at 10.34. [More...]

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    February 19th News and updates Local to Settle

    RAILWAY WALKS This week there will be two walk on Saturday, 25 February. The first is a 10 mile strenuous walk taking in Rise Hill and Ayegill Pike and leaving Dent [More...]

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    Art and Craft Fair

    ART & CRAFT FAIR 1ST/2ND JULY 2017 St Oswald’s Church, Thornton in Lonsdale HAVE YOU ANY ART OR CRAFT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISPLAY & SELL??? We are looking for people who would like [More...]

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    Weekly Local News and Events in Settle

    RAILWAY WALKS This week there will be a 9 mile moderate circular walk on Saturday 18 February to take in the snowdrops in Dufton Ghyll. This leaves from Appleby at 9.56. [More...]

  • Indeed local job

    Local Admin/Accounts Job

    Accounts/Office Administrator J D Mounsey Ltd - Settle BD24 We are looking for an experienced Accounts Office Administrator to work as part of a small [More...]

  • Creating Connections Settle

    Local News updates for Settle and District

    RAILWAY WALKS This week there will be a 10 mile moderately strenuous walk on Saturday 11 February from Settle to Malham. Departing from Settle at 9.50 the route takes in the [More...]

  • Creating Connections Settle


    Settle Creates Connections   A definite date should be written into the diaries of business people in Settle and District, as Wednesday 15th February sees an invitation to all to meet in [More...]

  • horton in ribblesdale primary school

    News and Events via Judith Allinson

    Please watch the film for Horton in Ribblesdale Primary School that has just been put on Youtube. You'll enjoy it https://youtu.be/zFtrma1w1dY See also https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Horton-in-Ribblesdale-school-1596314207342526/ Article in Craven Herald http://bit.ly/2kXqpgE If you want to write to [More...]

  • jonathan dimblebury

    Latest Settle and District Community News

    RAILWAY WALKS This week there will be a trio of walks over the weekend. On Saturday 4 February there will be two "Dales Combo" walks, one of 5m and one of [More...]

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    Settle Events in the Area

    Three sets of practical conservation activities: CCG, YWT and Bank Newton Meadow Project Swimming classes on Friday mornings at 8am, with Debbie at Giggleswick School Pool. NB: if there is interest, a 9.15am session [More...]

  • age-uk

    Age UK Fashion Show

    GET a taste for the glamorous at a fashion show in aid of Age UK North Craven at Victoria Hall in Settle on Thursday, April 27. Beautiful preloved outfits and accessories [More...]

  • Ferocious Dog 2017 Press Photo

    Ferocious Dog !

    FEROCIOUS DOG www.ferociousdog.co.uk www.facebook.com/FerociousDog “Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted [More...]

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    Latest Local Settle News

    RAILWAY WALKS This week there will be a circular walk in Carnforth area. This will take place on  Saturday 28 January and depart from Carnforth at 10.00 and take in  Wharton [More...]

  • old mobile phones

    Settle and District Local Events and News

    RAILWAY WALKS Forthcoming walks this week include  on Saturday 21 January a 13 mile   Settle to Horton-in-Ribblesdale moderately strenuous walk leaving Settle at 9.50. On Wednesday 25 January there will be [More...]

  • Arthur

    King Arthur

    Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur - Monday 13th March 2017 -1:30pm - Tickets: £7 -Suitable 7+ The Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick School, Settle. -Description   An epic tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal adapted from the novel Arthur: [More...]

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    Settle Phone Box Art

    NEWS from THE GALLERY ON THE GREEN, SETTLE Probably the world’s smallest art gallery FOCUS ON PHONES The former BT telephone box, which now houses the Gallery on the Green in Settle, has featured many [More...]

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    News Updates for Settle and District

    RAILWAY WALKS The first walks of the new year will take place on the weekend of 14 & 15 January. The walk on Saturday 14 will be a 12 mile moderately [More...]

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    Established in 2009, Megaslam   are one of the premier Wrestling promotions in Europe and for the first time ever in January, the company are bringing their unique show [More...]

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    Local News and Events from Judith for Settle and Area

    Here's a short list ready for the New Year. All the best with making your New Year's resolutions to get fit, learn to identify more wild plants, improve speaking skills, have fun, [More...]

  • haggis

    Settle News January 2017

    RAILWAY WALKS The first walks of the new year will take place on the weekend of 14 & 15 January. The walk on Saturday 14 will be a 12 mile moderately [More...]

  • megaslam wrestling

    End of December News and Events around Settle

    NEW YEAR CHARITY DANCE There will be a  New Year's eve Charity Dance in aid of Victoria Hall.  The venue will be St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church Hall, and [More...]

  • settle christmas

    Settle at Christmas – Info

    SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL CHAPEL: 14/12/16 Having last year chosen to change from their "Festival of Words and Music for Christmas" to a far more conventional service of [More...]

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    Settle News – December 2016

    RAILWAY WALKS There will be two walks in the run up to Christmas. The first is on  Saturday 17 December and will leave Settle at 9.50 for a 10 mile circular [More...]

  • Settle Business Awards Poster


    Settle and District Local Business Awards Award Categories Best Food and Drink Provider – café’s and pubs Employee of the Year Best Accommodation Provider – includes hotels, pubs, self-catering cottages, B&B’s Best Leisure Provider – includes [More...]

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