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  1. Trail Riders donate to byways maintenance

    Trail Riders donate to byways maintenance

      An organisation promoting the responsible use of green lanes with public rights for recreational motor vehicles has made a donation to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.   Members of North Yorkshire Trail Riders Fellowship led by Rights of Way Officer Leo Crone presented a cheque for £2,500 to National Park Authority Area Manager […]

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  2. Housing Completions in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Housing Completions in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

      ‘Good news’ on housing completions       The number of housing completions in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has hit a 13-year high, according to an annual monitoring report.   A total of 88 homes were completed by developers and housing associations in the year to the end of March.   Of those 24 […]

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  3. Teams in Bradford District and Craven are setting the standard for healthcare excellence

    Teams in Bradford District and Craven are setting the standard for healthcare excellence

    Innovative project ‘Technology and Relationships Improving Flow’ shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Awards Teams in Bradford District and Craven are setting the standard for healthcare excellence An innovative project which reduces the length of stays in hospital and better supports recovery following discharge from hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. The ‘Technology and […]

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  4. Consultation on Holiday Lets

    Consultation on Holiday Lets

    The UK Government are doing a consultation on Short Term holiday Lets. They are asking local Councils to gather input and evidence. Settle Town Council are doing this for their area. Please send any input to them, via email to clerk@settletowncouncil.gov.uk or using the form at https://forms.office.com/r/iEzfG4tS7R For other areas – please use your local […]

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  5. Events in Settle - August - from Judith A

    Events in Settle – August – from Judith A

    Happy Yorkshire Day Everyone! If you visit Settle, enjoy the amazing Settle Flower Pot Festival Aug-4 Sept  – There are three different trails to follow (with leaflets)  and workshops (must be booked) for children on Tuesdays  and Saturdays http://www.settleflowerpotfestival.co.uk/ Events  1, Mon 1 August:  “First Day of the Month Climate Walk” – 2-5pm – at hillside above, […]

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  6. plastic tree shelters

    plastic tree shelters

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – News Release Date of issue: 25 July 2022   Plastic shelter collection takes total to 50,000! Nearly 12,000 plastic tree shelters were removed and recycled from the Yorkshire Dales countryside recently thanks to Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s (YDMT) Plastic Free Woodlands project. Landowners dropped off their redundant shelters at Craven […]

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  7. Hay Time in Bowland

    Hay Time in Bowland

    Local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) is launching a major project to help look after the hay meadows found within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wildflower-rich meadows survive due to traditional farming practices, in particular the late cutting of the crop in July or August. During spring and summer, the […]

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  8. Local Energy Plan for Settle and district

    Local Energy Plan for Settle and district

    The potential development of renewable energy schemes in and around Settle was looked at during a workshop facilitated by Action on Climate Emergency (ACE) Settle and Area’s Energy Group on 21st May 2022 to take the first steps in drawing up a comprehensive Local Area Energy Plan.  Following the showing on 22nd March of the […]

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  9. Events in Settle - July on

    Events in Settle – July on

    Events  1.  Thurs 30 June: Last Settle Scottish Dancing Class for this term. . 7.30pm to 10pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle. Party night. Classes recommence on September 8th there will be a series of Beginners Classes starting. at 7pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle BD24 9JH: 2.   Fri 1 July: First day of the month “Walk for the climate” Malham Tarn Fen. 1.5 […]

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  10. HELP FOR BUSINESSES IN SETTLE

    HELP FOR BUSINESSES IN SETTLE

    HELP FOR BUSINESSES IN SETTLE All businesses in Craven can make use of free professional help and advice provided through Craven District Council.   STEFAN SYKES, Rural Business Development Officer, 07510 382691 and ssykes@cravendc.gov.uk And ALISON LAWS, Craven Growth Manager, 07890 055184 and alison.laws@ynygrowthhub.com   Alison and Stefan provide a friendly and professional service that […]

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  11. The Yorkshire Dales Festival

    The Yorkshire Dales Festival

    : a day of stunning walks and trail runs The beautifully dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales will be the setting for an exciting day of trail runs and walks on Sunday 21st August. Starting in Settle, participants can choose to take part in a 5, 16, or 26 mile walk or 5 or 16 mile […]

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  12. understand the Yorkshire Dales National Park

    understand the Yorkshire Dales National Park

    ‘Engagement work’ highlighted in progress report   Bainbridge, 28 June 2022   Many people have been helped to enjoy and better understand the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the past year, a meeting has heard today.   Farm open days, outdoor classes for schools and volunteer-led nature walks were among the activities run by a wide range […]

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  13. planning policies for the Yorkshire Dales National Park

    planning policies for the Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Have your say on ‘permanent residency’ policy   Bainbridge, 24 June 2022   People are being invited to have their say on a fresh set of planning policies for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including a policy that would require all new housing to be for ‘permanent residency’ only.   A consultation paper published today sets out […]

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  14. Bowland’s wildflower meadows

    Bowland’s wildflower meadows

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – News Release Date of issue: 21 June 2022 Putting the buzz back into Bowland’s wildflower meadows   Nearly 40 hectares of hay meadows were regenerated in the Forest of Bowland last year thanks to Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust through the Meadow Makers project led by Plantlife.   This nation-wide project […]

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  15. All barns great and small!

    All barns great and small!

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority – Joint News Release Date of issue: 21 June 2022   All barns great and small! Dales’ ‘laithes’ receive a makeover   Two field barns which helped make the Dales landscape world famous have been restored with the support of the family of the late All Creatures […]

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  16. farming grants programme

    farming grants programme

    News  Release ‘Good start’ to farming grants programme   Bainbridge, 20 June 2022   ‘Regenerative farming’ has received a boost in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, owing to a new grants programme which has completed its first year of operation.   More than thirty projects – nearly all of them farmer-led – have got off […]

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  17. Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – News Release

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – News Release

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – News Release   Refugee Week brings healing across the Dales Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s People and the DALES (Diversity, Access, Learning, Environment, Sustainability) project will be marking Refugee Week (June 20 – 26) by welcoming a group of refugees and asylum seekers from Darwen. Darwen Asylum Refugee Enterprise (DARE) will […]

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  18. Hawes Garsdale Route

    Hawes Garsdale Route

    Strong Public Support for Hawes-Garsdale Proposal        Bainbridge, 17 June 2022        A survey suggests there is strong public support for developing a multi-user route along a scenic six-mile stretch of former railway in Upper Wensleydale.   Nearly four out of five members of the public have backed a proposal for […]

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  19. Settle Town Council Press Release 17/6/22

    Settle Town Council Press Release 17/6/22

    News from Settle Town Council 17 June 2022. For immediate release Settle Town Council needs you! Settle Town Council is looking for people to fill five vacancies to represent residents in the market town. The vacancies have arisen because there were not enough candidates standing at the 5 May local council elections. Currently there are […]

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  20. Our Ingleborough

    Our Ingleborough

    New podcast episodes: ‘Our Ingleborough’   Bainbridge, 13 June 2022   The Dales Countryside Museum has published six new Voices From The Dales podcasts starring people from the mountainous heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as part of the ‘Wild Ingleborough’ nature recovery project.   Podcast characters include Muslim hikers, a builder, a farmer, an access […]

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  21. Rory Story

    Rory Story

    The Rory Story are one of the UK’s premier tributes to the blues rock legend Rory Gallagher. Each year major festivals are held across the UK, Ireland and Europe in honour of this amazing guitarist.The Rory Story plays these and many regional venues and are delighted to bring their show to The Victoria Hall Settle on […]

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  22. OUR INGLEBOROUGH FESTIVAL

    OUR INGLEBOROUGH FESTIVAL

       www.ouringleborough.com The ‘Our Ingleborough’ Festival is a four-day travelling exhibition which explores the past, present and future of land use around Ingleborough. Over the past six months, the ‘Our Ingleborough’ project has been documenting memories of the past, connections to the land and visions for the future of this landscape from artists, residents, visitors, […]

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  23. Events for June 2022 by Judith Allinson

    Events for June 2022 by Judith Allinson

    Events for June 2022: 1.   Wed 1 June: First day of the month walk for the climate – organised by Churches Together in Settle and District and Craven Conservation Group. We will be looking at wildflowers including globeflowers in a nature reserve near Ribblehead and Colt Park. Meet at 4.30pm at Settle Swimming Pool Car Park to share […]

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  24. “Owt Fresh” from King William the Fourth Guest House, Settle

    Our Quarterly Newsletter “Owt Fresh” was published today from King William Guest the Fourth Guest House in Settle  – take a look ! – if you want to receive the next one in September? Then go onto our website homepage and subscribe. We will even send you the details of a 10% discount you can […]

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  25. Glencroft launches unique Yorkshire-made hand-knit yarn

    Glencroft launches unique Yorkshire-made hand-knit yarn

    MADE IN YORKSHIRE: Clapdale hand-knit yarn, made from the wool above, sourced from sheep within 5 miles of Glencroft.   Six months on from announcing its ‘Farm to Yarn’ Clapdale Wool Project, Glencroft has launched a fully traceable hand-knit yarn made in Yorkshire.   The project, which was masterminded by the countrywear clothing brand’s owner, […]

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  26. Fire Service’s new Risk and Resource Model

    Fire Service’s new Risk and Resource Model

    Zoë Metcalfe, your Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and York, is currently considering proposals for the Fire Service’s new Risk and Resource Model, which sets out how the Service would seek to deploy its people, equipment, and resources. The proposed changes aim to ensure communities get the services they need to help […]

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  27. Long Preston floodplain

    Long Preston floodplain

    Get a bird’s eye view of the Long Preston floodplain   The sights and sounds of the floodplain at Long Preston are now available for everyone to see in a new virtual tour. With abundant wildlife throughout the year including snipe, redshank, curlew, oystercatchers and lapwing, Long Preston floodplain is a priority habitat for wading […]

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  28. Lambs receive a helping hand

    Lambs receive a helping hand

    Lambs receive a helping hand Groups from Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Darwen helped welcome new lambs into the world thanks to Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s People and the DALES (Diversity, Access, Learning, Environment, Sustainability) project. People from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds took part in seven hands-on lambing events with Ribblehead farmer Rodney Beresford. Judy Rogers, […]

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  29. Keeping it Real - Ingleborough Snack Kiosk Approved

    Keeping it Real – Ingleborough Snack Kiosk Approved

    News Release Ingleborough Snack Kiosk Approved A planning application for an existing 2×2-metre timber kiosk to be used to sell snacks to walkers on Ingleborough has been approved by Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Planning Committee today. Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Chair, Neil Heseltine said: “We’ve seen the headlines, and this […]

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  30. Settle Events May 2022

    Settle Events May 2022

    1. Wed 18 May – Sun 22 May: Christian Aid Plant Sale in the garden of Settle Quakers. Do bring plants to donate. If you wish to to donate to Christian Aid via Churches Together in Settle’s online account for Christian Aid click here: https://giving.give-star.com/microsite/christian-aid/christian-aid-week/team/50938863-8b1b-4eb9-85a6-c206900b4765 ************************************************************ 2.  Wed 18 May: Settle Slimming World:  Settle Social Club, Duke St […]

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  31. Going Underground!

    Going Underground!

    The Yorkshire Dales are famous not just for dry stone walls and spectacular countryside and hills, the world underground is just as vast with hundreds of miles of caves. Created by limestone formations over millions of years. We have two main show caves close to Settle, read more

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  32. Easter and beyond events

    1. Fri 15 Apr: Settle Passion Play –  The Good Friday street drama, Journey to the Cross, is happening tomorrow (15 April) – or maybe today by the time you read this). To see the whole drama, please come to St John’s Methodist Church, off Church Street, ready for a 10.30am start. There are children’s costumes available […]

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  33. England’s Most Scenic Mainline Railway

    England’s Most Scenic Mainline Railway

    Mention Settle in Yorkshire to many people and they will say “Settle to Carlisle Railway Line”  As the head line suggests the views are magnificent, and all from the comfort of your seat on the train. rom the iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks of Pen Y Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, the dry stone walls and limestone […]

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  34. Family creates first ‘Grow Back Greener’ woodland

    Family creates first ‘Grow Back Greener’ woodland

    4 April 2022    A family with a smallholding in Craven has created the first new woodland to arise from a ‘landmark collaboration’ between the Woodland Trust and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. The Hinds family from Woodhouse Farm near the village of Austwick have planted nearly 5000 native broadleaved shrubs and trees in […]

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  35. Local Settle Events from Judith A

    Local Settle Events from Judith A

    1. Mon 28 March: Craven Speakers Club  The Soroptimists Room, 28 Otley Street, Skipton, BD23 1EW Arrive 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.   Ten reasons to come tonight! Come and enjoy an evening out,and improve your speaking skills. You don’t have to speak if you don’t want to – you can just watch. Only £5-00 for Visitors. […]

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  36. Settle Ingleton & Bentham Mobile Rural Watch

    Settle Ingleton & Bentham Mobile Rural Watch

      In March, The Settle Ingleton Bentham Mobile Rural Watch have been helping to protect the rural communities in the area for the last two and a half years. Formed by volunteers in September 2019 and recognised as the only police approved Rural Watch Group covering the eight Craven District Council Wards of Bentham, Hellifield […]

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  37. Vote for Glencroft in the Yorkshire Choice Awards

    Vote for Glencroft in the Yorkshire Choice Awards

    Clapham business and Settle Chamber of Trade member Glencroft have been nominated for INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR in the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2022! The Yorkshire Choice Awards are searching for the best of the best in Yorkshire and you decide who that will be. Vote for Glencroft here under ‘Independent Business of the Year’ […]

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  38. Local Events in Settle - February

    Local Events in Settle – February

    Sat 12  Feb 2022 Events for you both online and in real life.Concerned about climate change, and what we are doing about it in Settle? Drop in at the ACE Settle Zoom meeting this (Saturday) morning? It’s as simple as clicking on the link. These coming two weeks are the best time to take photos of Snowdrops. And […]

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  39. Dark Sky Festival

    Dark Sky Festival

    For something different, you wouldn’t think of star gazing in the Yorkshire Dales would be popular but the National Park organise something every year. Last year with restrictions in place you could join on Zoom to learn more about what’s out there in the solar system. Now you can come and visit and maybe participate […]

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  40. Glencroft launches unique Yorkshire Dales wool project with local farmers

    Glencroft launches unique Yorkshire Dales wool project with local farmers

    Countrywear clothing brand Glencroft is to launch a traceable ‘Farm to Yarn’ Dales wool collection in 2022, following a grant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).  Clapham-based Glencroft was awarded £5,000 in grant funding from the SDF to support the innovative project, which it hopes could pave the way for […]

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  41. Woodland Creation in the Dales

    Woodland Creation in the Dales

    News Release New Collaboration to Scale Up Woodland Creation in the Dales       Bainbridge, 18 January 2022      The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the Woodland Trust have agreed a landmark collaboration to help increase native woodland in the National Park.   This means working with local farmers and landowners over […]

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  42. More events in Settle, in January

    More events in Settle, in January

     Mon 17 January   2022                               Picture of Whernside Events in January: Please note that organisers have asked  that at all indoor meetings, FOR THE SAKE OF THE OTHERS THERE, please bring a mask and wear it throughout the talk, unless you are exempt. Exceptions: Scottish […]

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  43. Ace for Ale

    Ace for Ale

    Ask a Yorkshire native where the best beer comes from, and they’ll likely answer: “Yorkshire.” So when you think of Yorkshire Ale – the famous breweries in Masham come to mind for Theakston’s and Black Sheep. However you will find there are hundreds of fine ales that can be sampled all over the county and […]

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  44. Judith's News

    Judith’s News

    Happy New Year! From a Speakers Club meeting by Zoom, with a guest speaker on Climate Change Change on Monday, to a church bible discussion group on the Environment on Wednesday; from Scottish Dancing on Thursday to a talk on Moths a week on Thursday – there is lots on  for us to do. Or […]

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  45. Some Settle and District events this Christmas

    Some Settle and District events this Christmas

    Here are some not-to-be-missed events this Christmas.. If you are visiting St John’s Methodist Church Settle over the next few weeks, here are some items we are collecting for reuse and recycling: 1.  Empty medicine blister packets (for recycling) 2.  Franked postage stamps – to raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People 3.  Medium […]

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  46. Langcliffe Singers

    Langcliffe Singers

    We are a community choir and registered charity based in Settle and on December 18th we are hoping to perform Handel’s Messiah with professional soloists including Sarah Fox, an internationally renowned soprano who was born in Giggleswick and whose career has taken her all over the world. Langcliffe Singers

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  47. JD Haspel partner with YDMT

    JD Haspel partner with YDMT

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – News Release Date of issue: 15 November 2021 JD Haspel partner with YDMT JD Haspel has partnered with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust to help plant more trees in the Yorkshire Dales. The London-based financial services executive search firm has committed £5,000 to the Yorkshire-based charity to support the planting of […]

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  48. Settle Amateur Operatic Society

    Settle Amateur Operatic Society

    Settle Amateur Operatic Society Annual Dinner and Presentation of Long service Awards   SAOS was able to hold its annual dinner this year and, on Saturday 13 November, at the popular Knights’ Table Restaurant, thirty-three members gathered. They enjoyed meeting with their old friends, especially after the long months of Covid restrictions. After the meal came the presentation […]

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  49. Best Breakfasts

    Best Breakfasts

    Here at King William the Fourth Guest House in Settle we pride ourselves in our Breakfast offering. Buying local products and cooking from fresh is only part of the story. Chris has been a professional chef all his career and has a passion to ensure everyone enjoys their first meal of the day. We generally […]

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  50. Autumn Events roundup in Settle

    Autumn Events roundup in Settle

    News of events to cheer you up on this wet October Day Picture of Entrance to Settle  6 years ago: on 19 Oct 2015   **   EVENTS In BRIEF   ** 1. Tue 19 Oct – 2pm:  Dementia Forward – “Time Together Tuesday” 2. Tue 19 October 7-8pm – ‘Walking to COP26’ & talk […]

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  51. Wonderful Waterfalls!

    Wonderful Waterfalls!

    There is no better place than Settle to base yourslef if you want to visit some of the Yorkshire Dales waterfalls. There are a couple of beauties that can be reached from walking from our front door at King William the Fourth Guest House. Scaleber Force is around 2miles away (you can drive to it […]

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  52. YDMT welcomes United Bank of Carbon support

    YDMT welcomes United Bank of Carbon support

    YDMT welcomes United Bank of Carbon support Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has dedicated 300 trees to the United Bank of Carbon (UBoC) for their help in creating new woodlands in the Dales. The Clapham-based charity linked with UBoC to plant trees and collect redundant plastic tree guards at Bargh Wood near Stainforth. Nearly 4,800 trees […]

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  53. Events in Settle - Sept and October

    Events in Settle – Sept and October

    Here are events and activities to enjoy in September and October EVENTS 1. Sat 11 Sep – Morning only (9.00-13.00): Covid vaccinations at St Johns Meth Church Settle : :- Walk in vaccinations available – incl 16 and 17 year olds!! 2. Sat 11 Sep: Action on Climate Emergency Settle – ACE’s Sept Green Cafe – […]

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  54. Judith's Newsletter

    Judith’s Newsletter

    See my note on Althea Shevill at the end. EVENTS 1 Sat 21 Aug: Covid vaccinations at St Johns Meth Church Settle :  Walk in vaccinations available – incl 16 and 17 year olds!!   Best time for walk in : after 10am and after 3pm 2. Sat 21 Aug: 2-4pm Cream Teas on Eldroth Church […]

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  55. Glencroft scarf raises £1,100 to support  the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Project

    Glencroft scarf raises £1,100 to support the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Project

          Glencroft scarf raises £1,100 to support the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Project Glencroft owner, Edward Sexton (left), with former Three Peaks Ranger, Josh Hull (right).   Following the launch of a limited edition Three Peaks lambswool scarf by Yorkshire clothing brand Glencroft, over £1,000 has been donated to the Yorkshire Dales National […]

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  56. Local Settle Events

    Local Settle Events

    Apprehensive about public speaking? – Come to Craven Speakers Club, Skipton (4 Oct Sept) and gain confidence. Are you a naturalist? Come on the YNU Field Visit to Cautley Spout (14 Aug) – or to Settle Nature Day 9 Oct EVENTS IN BRIEF Sat 14 Aug: Yorkshire Naturalists Union Visit to Cautley Spout Howgill Fells Sat […]

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  57. Local grant of £244,700

    Local grant of £244,700

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust receives grant of £244,700 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund   Deeper Connections will create and restore 10 hectares of habitat along the Long Preston Floodplain as well as engaging 8,000 people to connect with nature 90 projects awarded grants to accelerate the implementation of nature-based projects, from new ‘insect pathways’ […]

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  58. Staycation Express

    Staycation Express

    After the success of last years new train service, the Staycation Express is running again but this time will extend onto Carlisle Rail Charter Services let you travel in First Class carridges on Englands most scenic railway. From 19th July to 9th September 2021 there is a twice daily service (except Friday’s) on the stunning […]

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  59. Let Property Campaign

    Let Property Campaign

    In a nutshell, the Let Property Campaign is a way for landlords to come forward and declare any rental income that they’ve failed to notify HMRC of, and in return, the individual will be able to take advantage of the best possible terms.  

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  60. Dementia Forward Looking for Volunteers in Settle

    Dementia Forward Looking for Volunteers in Settle

    We are excited that very soon we will be opening new services for people living with dementia in the Settle area. These will include a day service which people can attend for activity, company and support, while carers enjoy valuable respite time, and a wellbeing cafe, which people can come along to with a family […]

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  61. New panels will enhance Settle riverside

    New panels will enhance Settle riverside

    Walkers along the riverside path at Settle will now be able to find out more about the local area thanks to new interpretation panels supported by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. The Clapham-based charity has replaced the original information points to bring them right up to date and withstand the elements. And one has also been […]

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  62. June 2021 Local Events

    June 2021 Local Events

    ***  EVENTS IN BRIEF *** 1. 1-30 June – Go Wild – Do Something out doors every day in June. 2. Churches Count on Nature Week 5-12 June 3. Eco-Explorers Walk Fri 4 June 10am 4. Friday Evening: 7.30pm – YNU-Zoom-Chat Meeting 5. Sat 5 June – Open day for visitors at Sharow Churchyard, Ripon […]

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  63. Dales peatland ‘a stirring scene of restoration’

    Dales peatland ‘a stirring scene of restoration’

    An ‘enormous’ amount of restoration work is taking place at the most damaged blanket bog peatland in the National Park. Coir logs and dumpy bags of brash on Fleet Moss   Thousands of tonnes of coir, brash and stone have been brought this spring to Fleet Moss, Oughtershaw and Bleaberry – an area of moorland […]

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  64. New path near Ingleborough summit

    New path near Ingleborough summit

     A major engineering project is taking place near the summit of the famous flat-capped Yorkshire mountain, Ingleborough, in an effort to conserve important habitat for plants such as early purple orchid and bird’s eye primrose. The enduring popularity of the Three Peaks walking route has led to a 1.6 kilometre (one mile) stretch of path through Sulber […]

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  65. Local schools offered ‘outdoor learning experience’

    Local schools offered ‘outdoor learning experience’

    Bainbridge, 20 April 2021   Schools whose catchment includes part of the National Park are being offered a free full or half day of curriculum-based learning in the great outdoors this summer term. Teachers are invited to contact the Authority’s learning and engagement team to arrange a ‘Learn, Love, Explore’ experience. Subjects could include geography […]

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  66. Yorkshire adventurer announces woodland appeal from the treetops

    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, […]

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  67. Coronovirus Business Restart Grant

    Coronovirus Business Restart Grant

    Restart Business Grants via Craven District Council: The Restart Grant is a one off grant for businesses on the Rating List only. The grant is payable to the ratepayer in respect of the hereditament on 1 April 2021. Apply for this grant online. We expect to be able to make payments in early April but […]

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  68. Come fly with Me!

    Come fly with Me!

    One of our favourite walks is over to the hamlet of Feizor, there are a few routes you can take on footpaths. Also the Pennine Bridleway passes through, plus a little no through road that leads off the A65 west of Settle before the village of Austwick. Apart from the most amazing tea room there […]

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  69. YDMT receives People’s Postcode Lottery boost

    YDMT receives People’s Postcode Lottery boost

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) has received a £375,000 boost thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.     The support will enable the Clapham-based charity to continue expanding its work to support the people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales. YDMT has now received £2,851,332 in funding thanks to players of the lottery […]

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  70. Reopening High Streets Safely Fund

    Reopening High Streets Safely Fund

    Settle and District Chamber of Trade, Settle Town Council and Craven District Council got some funding from The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)   It financed some “social distancing planters” in Settle, and some signage   Just an update and a final request to let us know (via […]

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  71. Events etc via Judith Allinson

    Events etc via Judith Allinson

    —   Events in Brief:  — 1. Fri 12 March: 7.30pm Yorkshire Naturalists Union (YNU) Zoom Chat – open to members of YNU and members of affiliated societies (e.g. Craven Conservation Group, YWT, Upper Wharfdale Field Society, Harrogate Naturalists) 2. Sat 13 March: Settle Action for Climate Emergency Conference: 10.30am by Zoom: Including: Neil Heseltine […]

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  72. Rapid response to ‘climate emergency’

    Rapid response to ‘climate emergency’

      Engineers are installing solar panels, air source heat pumps and LED lighting in Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority buildings, while electric vehicle charging points have gone in at all ten of the Authority’s public car parks. The renewable energy installations will result in a 40% reduction in the annual amount of carbon dioxide emitted from […]

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  73. 3 Peaks in 3 Days – Checkout Discount Offer

    3 Peaks in 3 Days – Checkout Discount Offer

    Why not take on the Yorkshire 3 peaks but instead of doing them all in 1 day, take your time to enjoy the delightful scenery and do them in 3 days ? We at King William Guest House offer discounted room rates for 4 night stays Read more

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  74. Feeling Lost? Let’s hope not!

    Feeling Lost? Let’s hope not!

    With more people enjoying the countryside and nature in the past year. It’s so important to be prepared for what the outdoors can throw at you! We can have the best walking boots, good all weather gear, stay hydrated and fed. We may even have the best App on our phone to get us round […]

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  75. Glencroft launches sustainable Yorkshire flat cap

    Glencroft launches sustainable Yorkshire flat cap

    British countrywear brand, Glencroft, has launched its most sustainable flat cap yet – the Norber. The flat cap has experienced a resurgence in recent years, due in no small part to TV shows like Peaky Blinders which have made the style a fashion must-have for the discerning gentleman. With this in mind, and with over […]

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  76. How to apply marginal gains to your business

    How to apply marginal gains to your business

    ‘Marginal gains’ became well-known terminology after Dave Brailsford – of British Cycling – implemented this innovative concept with huge success. His idea was that if you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved each component part by 1%, then a significant increase would be achieved overall. […]

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  77. Fountains Fell

    Fountains Fell

    It’s been a while since I last did Fountains Fell. My friend and I had earmarked this sunny, crisp November day during lockdown as an opportunity to catch up whilst enjoying some outdoor exercise. Starting from the cattle grid NE of Rainscar, SD 853 723, the plan was to wander up ESE towards the coal […]

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  78. Thinking of going self-employed?

    Thinking of going self-employed?

    By Shepherd Partnership – Certified Accountants in Skipton and Settle If you’re considering going it alone, then this article is for you! Self-employment has been on the rise for many years – and with the challenges that Covid-19 has thrown at employers and employees, it looks set to increase even further. So, what do you […]

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  79. Fly Fishing – A Local Gem

    Fly Fishing – A Local Gem For this blog we are featuring a local fishery at Helwith Bridge just under 4 miles from the guest house as it deserves some recognition. Set in the spender of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and close to the Settle to Carlisle railway and under the shadows of Pen-Y-Ghent […]

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  80. Fancy something different? A Dales Dip maybe?

    Fancy something different? A Dales Dip maybe? Les (Dales Dipper) is a friend of ours who, over the years has shared his passion for wild swimming on various social media platforms. Les has now combined his love for this pastime, so has now qualified officially  to take both newbies and experienced wild water swimmers to  […]

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  81. Farmers recommend new mapping tool

    Farmers recommend new mapping tool

    Farmers have helped to produce a new interactive map showing the location of important habitats in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – and are encouraging fellow land managers to use it to spot opportunities for new income streams and conservation work. The mapping tool – named ‘Re:Cover’ – is designed to help people looking to protect, expand […]

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  82. Exelby Services extends YDMT partnership

    Exelby Services extends YDMT partnership

      Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has renewed its partnership with Exelby Services.   Now in its second year, the agreement has already seen 850 trees planted and 170 young people helped to connect with nature and learn new skills. Exelby Services are a family owned, independent distributor of bunkering and retails fuels across the North of […]

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  83. Lines on map time for new Local Plan

    Lines on map time for new Local Plan

    ‘Lines on map time’ for new Local Plan Bainbridge, 11 January 2021   People in the Yorkshire Dales National Park are being invited to put forward potential sites in their towns and villages for new housing.   Letters have been emailed to about 400 organisations and bodies including all Parish Councils in the National Park. […]

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  84. Settle – Your Mountain Bike Destination

    Settle – Your Mountain Bike Destination

    Settle – Your Mountain Bike Destination Mountain Biking in Settle Whether you prefer the natural or a trail centre we have both within easy access of our guest house. You can ride straight out onto the “Settle Loop” a 10 mile circular route which takes in parts of the Pennine Bridleway and with spectacular views […]

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  85. Happy New Year from Judith A

    Happy New Year from Judith A

    HAPPY NEW YEAR   from Judith Allinson – via her email ***  EMAIL IN BRIEF: *** 1. Go for lots of walks 2. Join Craven Conservation Group 3. 1-4 Jan = BSBI New Year Plant Hunt – there are still 2 days left to do this. https://nyph.bsbi.org/ 4. Mon 4 Jan 7.30pm_ Craven Speakers Club – by […]

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  86. Building Regulation Requirements

    Building Regulation Requirements

    Building regulations are minimum legal requirements regarding the safety and health of people living or working in and around buildings; the conservation of fuel, power, and water; and the provision of access to facilities. Did you know – even changing just one window requires an application to a Building Control Body for building regulation approval.  Alternatively, […]

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  87. Winter Economy Plan

    Winter Economy Plan

    GUEST ARTICLE SEPTEMBER 2020 Winter Economy Plan – here’s how it will affect you    The Chancellor unveiled his Winter Economy Plan last week which signalled the Government’s commitment to protecting businesses and their workers, with the launch of a new Job Support Scheme to replace furlough and an extension to the Self-Employment Income Support […]

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  88. The Yorkshire Dales through my lens 

    The Yorkshire Dales through my lens 

    Photography competition looks for Dales most-loved views This is the last call for amateur photographers to enter a Yorkshire Dales Photography Competition – and be in with a chance of having their work exhibited and featured in a charity calendar. With its spectacular landscapes, unique wildlife and vibrant communities, the Yorkshire Dales means something different […]

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  89. Returning to ‘normal’: what you might not know

    Returning to ‘normal’: what you might not know

    July 2020 Returning to ‘normal’: what you might not know Written by Mark Schofield, director at Haworths Chartered Accountants. To support businesses and individuals throughout COVID-19 and beyond, Haworths Chartered Accountants has created a special Resource Centre on its website, which contains a wealth of information and expert advice to navigate you through this time. […]

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  90. Langcliffe News 24 th July 2020

    Langcliffe News 24 th July 2020

    Church. Residents and visitors gathered around the Langcliffe Fountain, which is also the village War Memorial, to commemorate the Dedication and Unveiling of the village War Memorial exactly 100 years ago. Following the original service sheet, with the addition of poems and readings, the service was led by the Revd. Stephen Dawson and began with […]

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  91. Settle Photographic Group Online Exhibition

    Settle Photographic Group Online Exhibition

    Settle Photographic Group isn’t going to let Covid-19 stop their exhibition.  This year you will be able to enjoy it from the comfort of your home.  Our digital exhibition will be open from 1st-31st August on our website settlephotos.org. Click in and enjoy the varied images which are members’ own favourites.  

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  92. generations-a settle-carlisle poem

    generations-a settle-carlisle poem

    Generations Tells the tale of a young man’s journey of discovery, learning more about himself and his much missed late grandfather, the action takes place on the Settle to Carlisle railway line Ribblehead Viaduct…he’d never seen anything so amazing For hours he stood transfixed, admiringly gazing How can a work of civil engineering so add […]

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  93. Langcliffe VE celebrations

    Langcliffe VE celebrations

    Despite the necessary social isolation from others, Langcliffe residents were still very sociable on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The villagers decorated homes and public spaces with red, white and blue. After a sing along version of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ people got out their picnics and the celebration began just after three pm. Allan […]

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  94. Judith’s Flowers and more

    Judith’s Flowers and more

    It’s hard to believe it is over five weeks since the last events email! and that it is five weeks that the UK went into lockdown. I hope you are getting out on exercise walks, however short. And that you are enjoying the spring wildflowers Do visit http://bit.ly/Settle-Wildflowers and enjoy the three attached flowers – […]

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  95. Latest Covid 19 Business Updates

    Support for businesses and individuals during COVID-19 Information correct as of 07.04.20 All our detailed communications are to be found on our website here https://www.haworths.co.uk/covid-19-updates ­Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Open to all UK employers for a period of at least three months – starting from 1 March 2020 – the scheme supports those businesses that have […]

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  96. The latest support for businesses during COVID-19

    COVID-19 Comms March 2020 The latest support for businesses during COVID-19 Business operations during the COVID-19 outbreak will require resilience which many of us have never had to call upon before. But we are not alone; Friday’s announcement by the Chancellor of a COVID-19 support plan is beyond anything we expected. It is unprecedented in […]

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