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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Community led housing

    Please help to spread the GOOD NEWS!If your area is crying out for decent, affordable housing … Then why not consider taking some local action to set up your own housing project? COME TO ONE OF OUR FREE ADVICE SESSIONS on Monday 30th March TIME :                    LOCATION: 10.30 – 12.30          Victoria Hall, Settle 13.30 – 15.30          South Craven Community Library, Cross Hills 18.30 […]

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  11. Settle Ingleton & Bentham Mobile Rural Watch

    In August last year, North Yorkshire Police had a meeting with people from the communities of Bentham, Ingleton & Settle to see if there was an interest in forming a Voluntary Mobile Rural Watch within our area. This was in response to the recent rise in rural crime that cost North Yorkshire more than £1.78 […]

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  12. A-Z of Clubs for Youth

    Local Activities and Clubs etc for Young People – are listed in the pdf – available by clicking the picture below :

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  13. A PORTRAIT OF INGLEBOROUGH

    A PORTRAIT OF INGLEBOROUGH Thanks to National Lottery players, a collection of portraits capturing many of the local characters living and working around Ingleborough will be on public display at The Folly in Settle.   Local photographer Hilary Fenten was commissioned by charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) to create a ‘snapshot in time’ of […]

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  14. Yorkshire Recipes

    Readers of Settle .org.uk  may be interested to learn that I have launched a new website: Traditional Yorkshire Recipes at http://traditional-yorkshire-recipes.info/  and invite people to contribute old family recipes to it.  The site contains over 80 recipes with their origins in the Yorkshire area, many of them from the Dales, plus there are articles on regional food related topics. […]

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  15. Settle in Indian Pop Video

    Settle and Malham and District featured in the filming of this popular Indian Music Video – over 12million views at time of publishing this post ! 

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  16. Settle Amateur Operatic Society SAOS

    Many amateur dramatic and operatic societies across the country have members who are aging.   Settle Amateur Operatic Society is fortunate that it has several young adults who have been working on, and in, both Senior and Junior productions. Jake Tatham is one of them.   Jake is shown here with Society producer, Pat Harding. […]

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  17. Settle Bowling Club

    I am the Secretary of Settle Bowling Club situated in the Ashfield Car Park, Settle. The Club was formed in 1898 and is looking for local men & women, boys & girls to come and join us in this very competitive, friendly and inexpensive sport. Club Membership is open to all ages: Juniors – £3.00 […]

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  18. Monday Social

    Local Business Folks “night out” Just an informal gathering for a drink, chat, social evening out etc – Nothing especially “organised” – an open invite to anyone really, to just pop along. Royal Oak, Settle, from 7pm Monday 2nd October. Tell people.  All businesses and friends welcome. – If it’s well received, we could make […]

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  19. Settle Stories announces Creative Summer School Programme

    Summer fun for young ones in Settle this Summer    Settle Stories announces Creative Summer School Programme   Local arts & heritage charity Settle Stories have announced the full programme for their first ever Summer School. Targeted at children 8 years old and over, the Creative Summer School is for young people who love creating […]

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  20. Local Tennis Sponsorship

      Tom Horsfall             School: Settle College            Aged 16 yrs                DOB: 2nd Nov 2000 Tennis Club: Austwick and Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club   LTA Rating: 6.2     Results 2016: 09/04/2016 16&under singles Holcombe Brook open – runner up                                                                                                        02/06/2016 16&under singles Liverpool tennis summer tournament – winner                                                                                   17/07/2016 16&under […]

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  21. TV Presenter and school pupil join together to promote forces charity

    TV Presenter and school pupil join together to promote forces charity A Giggleswick School pupil features alongside author, adventurer and TV presenter Levison Wood in a new short film promoting the work of charity Children of Heroes. Emily Guy, who is in Year 9, was asked to take part in the film by the charity […]

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  22. Local National 3 Peaks Challenge for Charity

      National 3 peaks 24 hour challenge On Saturday 11th June a team us, from J W Garnett Electrical Ltd in Settle will be setting off on the long drive up to Scotland to the starting point of our National Three Peaks 24 hour challenge. Our team is made up of members of staff, family […]

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  23. Local Business Meeting

    Settle District Chamber of Trade Business Meeting Open to Chamber members and all local businesses 6:00pm Tuesday 24th May 2016 The Royal Oak, Settle Cash bar open HAVE YOUR SAY How would you like to see Settle develop, as a business owner? What would you like £70k of funding used for? Here’s what the Chamber […]

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  24. Settle Dementia Action Alliance

    A big step for Settle We’d like you all to  know that everyone is welcome to the Launch of Settle Dementia Action Alliance from 1pm on Friday 20 May 2016 at the Victoria Hall, Settle •       Find out how your business or activity can become more dementia friendly •       Network with […]

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  25. Local Plan Consultation

    Latest Update – Extended Consultation : Now! Public consultation and drop-ins – extended until 31st May The council is running an extended eight-week public consultation on a second informal (pre-publication) draft of its new local plan. The consultation documents can be downloaded below and reference copies are available in local libraries and at the council’s reception desk. If you wish to discuss the […]

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  26. 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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  27. TDY

    More details about the Tour de Yorkshire are here http://cravendc.gov.uk/tdy UPDATE : 8/3/16 – Tour de Yorkshire race build up begins with Trophy Tour Communities across Yorkshire are gearing up to welcome the official Tour de Yorkshire trophy which will be going on tour after Easter. Each local authority is being lent the Y shaped […]

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  28. Leader Funding

    We are now open for business!   It’s been a while in coming, but I’m delighted that we are now accepting applications to our LEADER Programme. We have started with Capital only Calls for project applications, that is we are not funding any revenue expenditure as yet.   I thought it might be helpful to […]

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  29. Anyone for Tennis Sponsorship ?

    Tom Horsfall Sponsorship: We are looking for local businesses who would like to sponsor a ‘Local Lad’ who has already achieved a lot from humble beginnings.  Sponsorship would enable Tom to have the crucial one to one coaching and enter more competitions helping him take his tennis to the next level.   School: Settle College […]

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  30. Remember Tom and Ann Algie?

    Hello ! I’m sending a couple of links, one to our website and another to an article on the Permaculture website, about the course that Tom and I have been creating over the last 18 months which we are running in May this year called ‘The One course’.  We would really appreciate it if you […]

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  31. Ribblehead Tours

    FRIENDS OF THE SETTLE AND CARLISLE LINE RIBBLEHEAD HERITAGE TOURS 2015. The very successful Ribblehead Heritage Tours will be taking place again this year.   Members of the public who wish to take part in the tours should meet at Ribblehead Visitor Centre on the southbound platform at 10.15 a.m.   The tours will operate […]

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  32. Settle Stories Reviews

    SETTLE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 10-12 OCTOBER LAUNCH Passengers arriving at Settle from both Leeds and Carlisle trains on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking that they’d stepped into some kind of alien world when they found the platform filled with children and enthusiastic adults – some in distinctive green sparkling headgear and in their midst […]

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  33. Settle Bus Timetable

    The new updated local Bus Service for Settle and District is available below – click on the picture to view, and for downloadable pdf. KIRKBY LONSDALE – INGLETON – CLAPHAM – SETTLE – GARGRAVE – SKIPTON From 28th July 2014 Buses 580 & 581

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  34. Christmas Lights Switch On

    Christmas in Settle On Saturday, 30th November, Christmas begins in Settle with switching on the Christmas lights. This popular event promises to be a fun-packed afternoon, beginning with a variety of stalls in the Market Place, including hot food, produce, children’s face painting, tombola and raffles. Come along to do some Christmas shopping at the […]

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  35. Settle College – Settle Promotional Project

    Students in Year 9 at Settle College have studied media and non fiction texts as part of their English lessons this year. They looked at how media texts are constructed in order to influence the reader and how language and presentation can be used to promote a tourist destination. Students then worked together to make […]

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  36. Tramps

    The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show has got its act back together in Settle and there will be a series of films monthly, mainly on the theme of showing the best of foreign language films. The films will normally be on the evening of the last Wednesday in month. However, the first one is on […]

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  37. Lost Sheep

    A great Initiative here – easy to get involved !! http://www.dalestourism.com/lost-sheep.html

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  38. Free Stalls at Events and Free Music Event

    A couple of Great Free Events to come to and get involved in this Summer. This year, we have a few  opportunities for you to work in partnership with us, to help promote your activities. The Malham Tarn “Tarntastic!” open days on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. A Festival Event around the Yorkshire Dales […]

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  39. Statue Conflict

        Settle Statue Storm: – Settle Town Council is facing criticism after deciding to raise council tax to fund a statue of its chairman. Plans are being submitted to Craven District Council’s planning officers for a 10ft bronze statue of current Town Mayor Joe Lord to be built in place of the current market […]

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  40. Gardening Clubs

    NEWS FROM GROWING WITH GRACE   ORGANIC GARDENING NETWORK TO LAUNCH   Local community-owned organic social enterprise, Growing with Grace, is leading plans to create a local network of clubs and people interested in organic gardening and sustainable living.   With increased interest in what is in our food and exactly where it comes from, […]

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  41. Settle Camra Guide

    Keighley and Craven branch (i.e. the local branch) of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has produced a guide to the establishments selling real ale in Settle and Giggleswick, aimed at tourists.  This is a recognition of the fact that the area is blessed with a selection of good pubs within easy walking distance of […]

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  42. SettleShake

    Many Thanks to All Who came to The Shake !! We had a dancing Mayor, a boogie boy 82 year old, plenty of Kids, Teachers, Cave Rescue, Tourists and Confused Locals !! We raised some money collecting  for Cave Rescue http://cro.org.uk/ – Please Donate anything online here https://www.justgiving.com/settleshake The videos are here: And some photos […]

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  43. Shake

      Settle Harlem Shake/ Gangnam Style Sunday March 17th from 1.30pm – Meet in Booths Car Park, by Millenium Gardens 2 of the biggest Internet sensations this last year have been the song/video, Gangnam Style and the Harlem Shake, both have been mainly massive because of You Tube videos. Both have been replicated and spawned […]

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  44. Old photos ..?

    Local Man Mick Harrison has just started a new facebook group where folks can share their old photos.. http://www.facebook.com/groups/335900073193844/ He says: I have a great interest in old photos and sharing with like minded people, I have done quite a few reiterations on old damaged photos (Precious memories) Photo restoration. I am sure 1000’s of […]

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  45. Sustainable Settle

    Sustainable Settle searches for home-owners to share £125,000 funding for biomass boilers & solar thermal project Sustainable Settle, formed in 2012 to help home-owners significantly reduce their heating costs has more than £125,000 funding available towards biomass boiler and solar thermal panel installations. The Sustainable Settle project is a renewable heat initiative for communities in and around […]

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  46. Access The Dales

    How my life has changed! Due to a spinal injury, five years ago, I have very poor mobility, and spend quite a lot of time in the wheelchair. After 26 years in education, I had to retire. I was able to continue as head teacher in a motorised wheelchair, but unfortunately after two years of […]

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  47. Settle Study Report 2012

    FOREWORD: By Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon I am pleased to be able to introduce this document which sets out the challenges but also many opportunities there are for such a vibrant market town as Settle. Settle is a fantastic place with great community spirit and I am delighted to see local organisations, […]

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  48. Settle Showcase 2012

    Settle Showcase: Meet your local businesses and community organisations Saturday 29th September 2012 Victoria Hall and Quaker Meeting House, Settle Come and meet around 50 of your local businesses and community organisations and find out how they are giving Settle a sparkling reputation across the North of England. They deliver a range of local products […]

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  49. Settle – The Sustainable Town

    The first part of  ‘Settle- The Sustainable Town’ has been completed by CO2Sense on behalf of Settle and StART. (<– Click to open pdf ) This was funded by a LEAF Fund grant from the Energy Saving Trust and is one of several differing pieces of work that have been undertaken. At 62 pages its quite […]

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  50. Settle Leaflet

    We are delighted at the publication of a brand new, full colour leaflet promoting Settle and the surrounding area. The leaflet is available from the Tourist Information Centre, various shops, pubs, cafes etc and will be placed in a large number of high footfall outlets within a 40 mile radius of Settle. The production of […]

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  51. Local Social Networking – Working !

    About  how local social marketing works … As some may know, I manage the website Settle.org.uk – an information site supported by Settle Chamber of Trade memberships. I have just looked at some of the statistics for the last month or so, for visitors to the site. 2 very distinct peaks can be seen on […]

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  52. Lower Winskill Farm

    Lower Winskill is a working farm set in spectacular limestone scenery overlooking Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Tom Lord farms Lower Winskill to encourage wildlife and protect the historic farming landscape. Lower Winskill has indoor teaching facilities and exhibition areas for groups visiting the farm. Outside there are easy access gravel paths leading […]

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  53. Settle Water Tower

    Link to the blog about the Restoration Project of Settle Water Tower http://settlestationwatertower.blogspot.com/   Article from the FoSCL Magazine, assessing the tower’s relevance to the line in general SETTLE STATION WATER TOWER Almost hidden by trees, part covered by ivy and often unnoticed by visitors to Settle is a remarkable survivor of the steam age […]

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