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The Ride-2-Stride Festival starts Tuesday 30 April – 6 May 2013
with walks on various topics starting from various points along the SC
Line, and music sessions in the evenings.

There are 3 walks planned tomorrow (Tues) starting from Settle
Station at 9.41 –
2miles (till 11.45) – 6 miles (till 15.00) – and 10 miles (till 16.00)

Then a music session at The Craven Arms, Giggleswick at 16.00 and a
Talk about butterflies on a Dales Hill Farm by Tom Lord at 7.30pm


Then there are lots more events during the week starting at other
places (Appleby, Horton in Ribblesdale etc.)


Also Today is the beginning of Live below the Line Week – Can you live
off £1 a day for food for 5 days?
(Choose your charity if you want to get sponsored)

BUTTERFLIES ON A DALES HILL FARM  – Tue 7.30pm at Friends Meeting

Conservationist, farmer and YDS Council member Tom Lord will give an illustrated
talk about how he farms Lower Winskill to manage his wildflower-rich hay meadows and
other habitats to benefit butterflies.   Ends around 9:30 p.m.


THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAIN Friday 3 MAY 2pm – at Friends Meeting House,
Kirkgate, Settle. by Bill Mitchell

Former Dalesman editor, and
YDS President Bill Mitchell will give a talk
based on his book about the building of Ribblehead Viaduct and the
fascinating stories of life in the settlement around Batty Green.
Ends around 4:00 p.m.

Email: of Yorkshire Dales Society
Website: Tel: 01756 749400


On Tur May 2nd
Dave Johnson is leading a walk to Crummackdale starting at  10.24 from
Horton Station and finishing  (15.15) (7 miles moderate)


Wigglesworth Wader Walk – Join Adrian Shepherd (RSPB) and David Tayler
(YDMT) will lead a walk starting from Long Preston at 9.44

and Dave Johnson will give a tlak on the Archaeology of Malham Moor at
7.30pm in the Friends Meeting House.

for details of all events see

A reminder of two events from my usual calendar:-


1. Wed 1  May : Eco-Nite – Royal Oak Settle
7pm. Informal Chat and discussion on ecological issues and topics and
events. all welcome


2. Sat 4 May, 10am   Walk in the Bentham Area

Enjoy the springtime wildlife and local history on a walk around
Bentham with Dave Fisher.
Meet outside Punchbowl Inn, Low Bentham. (cars can be left on road
nearby)   Craven Conservation Group   Contact David for further
details on 015242 61449  Non-members £3.00 All Welcome


From Judith Allinson

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