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Events Around Settle / Conservation etc

1. CCG Fungus foray:  Wed July 31st,  (not 27th July) (01729 825997)
2. CCG walk 10th Aug at Malham Tarn Fen –  on the flat boardwalk,
accessible  to wheelchairs – please book (01729 822138)
3.There IS free transport up to the Tarn from Settle on this Sat.27 July.

News on Transport to Tarn and Events:-
I paste this paragraph from the Malham Tarn Blog:
http://fscmalham.wordpress.com/ :

On Saturday, there will be free transport from Settle Whitefriars Car
Park to the Malham Tarn Field Centre for our 70th Birthday open day,
leaving Whitefriars at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm.
Transport back from the Centre to Settle will be at 2:40pm, 4:40pm,
6:40pm and approx 9:30 / 10pm
On Sunday, Dalesbus services will be running http://www.dalesbus.org/
To ensure your space please email tarntastic@malhamtarn.co.uk with requested pick up time.
The Phone Number for the Field Centre is 01729 830 331

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http://rainforest-save.blogspot.com – see last three posts.

Sat 11.15am: I (Judith) will be running a guided walk to the Fen and
Peat bog both days, to look at Flowers, Sphagna and other
wildlife… The Bladderwort (a carnivorous plant with yellow
flowers) and the Sundew are both in flower. Many wetland plants
flower in July.  There is a chance of seeing deer, lizards, frogs,
grey squirrels, birds – well may be one or two of these

I will another one or two walks during the day if demand arises.

Sat 1pm: Sharon and Peter Flint will be leading an expedition to to
the Fen and Bog (? and possibly Tarn?)  to collect so freshwater
animals, and will then bring some back to look at under the
microscope work.  They will    explain about some of the freshwater
and insect work they have  been doing at Malham Tarn.  This will
take place at 1pm on Saturday and  possibly repeated at other times.

Sun 10.30am: Terry Whitaker will be setting up the Moth Traps on
Saturday evening and opening them to show people the moths on
Sunday morning at 10.30am.

Sun 11.15am:  I (Judith) will be running a guided walk as above.

The National Trust is running events on Sunday 11am-3pm entitled
Family Fun Day. £5-00 adults, £2-50 children, with pond dipping and
crafts.

There will be other talks and walks and childrens games run by the
Field centre and other organisations on both days, but as far as I can
see the times of all these other events have not yet been written on a

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ALL EVENTS:-
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1. 25 Jul Scottish dancing  at St John’s Hall Settle
2.  25 July, June onwards Tot Lord’s Settle Town Trail
3. 27-28 July Tarntastic Weekend at Malham Tarn

4. 28 July: International Bog Day.
5. 31 July – CCG Fungi foray- Clapham 10.15am
6. 2-4 August:Fri- Sun St Oswald’s festival, Horton – lots of events

7. 4 Aug: Churches Together Songs of Praise: 3pm Settle Parish Church
8. Sat 10 Aug  10.00 am CCG Malham Tarn Fen Walk – wheelchair accessible
9. 12-14 Aug: Holiday Club: Settle

10. 17 Aug: Langcliffe Village Show
11. 18 Aug: Holiday Club Service on Sun 18 Aug 4pm.
12. Thurs 5 Sept:10.00am Bumble bees and haymaking

13. 9 Sept Craven Speakers Club  Skipton 7.40pm
14. 10-13 Oct – Settle Storytelling Festival

E V E N T S   I N   D E T A I L

1. Thur 25 July  Settle Scottish Dancing  Summer Social St John’s
Methodist Church Hall, Settle, BD24 9JH Robert Rushton – 015242 41451

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2.  25 July, June onwards Tot Lord’s Settle Town Trail – guided walks by
Richard Whinray – These will take place on the following Thursdays –
8th, 22nd and 29 August,
Meet outside Settle TIC – duration of trail 6.15pm – 8.00pm
Cost £4 each – all proceeds donated to Oxfam.
For those wishing to attend, call Richard Whinray on 015242 42414
Strongly recommended by several people who attended after reading this
email.

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3.  27-28 July
Tarntastic Weekend at Malham Tarn
Malham Tarn Open Day(s) (FREE) to celebrate 70 years of the Field Studies
Council (There are now 17 Field Centres in the Field Studies Council –
Malham Tarn is one of the original centres)

If you are a local business / group / charity and would like to hold a
stall why not contact the centre?
mark.mt@field-studies-council.org.uk

Stalls, Garden Party, Walks, Music, Food

There will be a Craven Conservation Group stall,
I will be leading some walks on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Are there any topics that you would like me to focus on in the walks?
Mosses? Sphagna?  Grasses?  Flowers?  Lichens (rather limited) How the
bog is formed?  Rare plants?  Historical Features?

On Saturday, there will be free transport from Settle Whitefriers Car
Park to the Malham Tarn Field Centre for our 70th Birthday open day,
leaving Whitefriers at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm.
Transport back from the Centre to Settle will be at 2:40pm, 4:40pm,
6:40pm and approx 9:30 / 10pm
On Sunday, Dalesbus services will be running http://www.dalesbus.org/
To ensure your space please email tarntastic@malhamtarn.co.uk with requested pick up time.
The Phone Number for the Field Centre is 01729 830 331

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I will be running a guided walk to the Fen and Peat bog at 11.15am
both days, to look at Flowers, Sphagna and other wildlife… The Bladderwort (a
carnivorous plant with yellow flowers) and the Sundew are both in
flower. Many wetland plants flower in July. There is a chance of seeing deer, lizards, frogs, grey
squirrels – but we may frighten them away.

I will also run one or two later walks, according to demand.

Terry Whitaker will be setting up the Moth Traps on Saturday evening
and opening them to show people the moths on Sunday morning at 10.30am.

Sharon and Peter Flint will be leading an expedition to to the Fen and
Bog (? and possibly Tarn?)  to collect so freshwater animals, and will
then bring some back to look at under the microscope work. They will
explain about some of the freshwater and insect work they have
beendoing at Malham Tarn.  This will take place at 1pm on Saturday and
possibly repeated at other times.

The National Trust is running events on Sunday 11am-3pm entitled
Family Fun Day. £5-00 adults, £2-50 children, with pond dipping and
crafts.

There will be other talks and walks and children’s games run by the
Field centre and other organisations on both days, but as far as I can
see the times of all these other events have not yet been written on a
programme.

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4. 28 July: International Bog Day.
http://www.ipcc.ie/events/

Several of the events of Tarntastic involve trips to Malham Tarn Fen
and Moss – This bog complex is of International importance. (It is a
Ramsar Site and National Nature Reserve.)

In most of the bogs in England, the “lagg” – the gradation between bog
and ordinary soil has been removed. (for agriculture)  -but the fen
area that is left at Malham is impressive.

See insectivorous plants such as sundew, butterwort and bladderwort.

Pond dip in peat pools with pondskaters and ferocious dragonfly nymphs

Listen to meadow pippits and curlew.

Smell the Bay willow, Meadowsweet and Watermint

There are 34 types of Sphagnum (bogmoss) in the UK and 15 of them can
be found at Malham Tarn. (Bogmoss is the moss that grows in pools on
bogs that you may fall in if you are not careful. It was dried and
used as wound dressing in the wars)

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5: 31 July – FUNGAL FORAY

Join Jane Rushworth and Archie McAdam on
Wednesday 31st July.

Meet at Clapham car park at 10:15 a.m. or Settle swimming pool at 10:00 a.m. to share lifts.  All welcome.
Moderate walk please bring walking boots and packed lunch.

Tel: 01729 825997

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6. St Oswald’s Festival Weekend from 2 – 4 August
Friday 2 August 7.30 in St Oswald’s church ‘Strut Your Stuff’ with Spencer
Moran and friends. Tickets £10 children FREE
Saturday 3 August 2 – 5 Church Fete in St Oswald’s and the field opposite;
Stalls, games, competitions, teas
Sunday 4 August 9 am Church service
10.30 St Oswald’s Walk starting from church (1 1/2 – 2 hours)
12 noon back to church for Jacob’s Join lunch/picnic

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7. 4 Aug: Churches together Songs of Praise –  3pm Settle Parish
church

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8. Sat 10 Aug  10.00 am Malham Tarn Fen Walk – wheelchair accessible
Enjoy the plants growing at the fen on an easy walk with Judith
Allinson along the National Trust board walk meet at the Quarry car park.

Wheelchair access. – It is helpful if you book – 01729 822138 so I can
find out the requirements of the participants.

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9. 12-14 Aug: Holiday Club:

Mon-Wed, August 12th, 13th and 14th
Rocky’s Plaice – Holiday Club 2
For further detail Tel: 01729 851860
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FREE
Churches Together in Settle and District
Come along on the day
Place: St John’s Methodist Church Hall Settle
AGE 5-11 year olds
A fun packed morning- craft, games, fun and Bible stories

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10. 17 Aug: Langcliffe Village Show
details at
www.langcliffevillage.co.uk

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11. 18 Aug: Holiday Club Service on Sun 18 Aug 4pm.
At St John’s Meth Hall  BD29 9JH

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12. Thurs 5 Sept:10.00am Bumble bees and haymaking   – To be confirmed
At Lord’s Pasture with Natural England staff  Andrew Hinde and Tanya
St Pierre Meet at Settle Swimming Pool. Please call Andrew on 015242
42021 for more information and to confirm the event – it does need dry
weather!

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13. 9 Sept Craven Speakers Club  Skipton 7.40pm
The Soroptimists Rooms
www.craven-speakers.org.uk

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14. 10-13 Oct – Settle Storytelling Festival
www.settlestories.org.uk
Volunteer: The committed team of volunteers make the festival happen – we
couldn’t do it without you. Get in touch if you’d like to get involved this
year.
Storytelling Competition: Can you tell us a ten minute story that makes us
laugh, makes us think, perhaps makes us cry? It could be about anything
under the sun, a true story or a fairy tale. Visit the website at
www.settlestories.org.uk/competition to find out more.

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http://www.settle.org.uk/vibrantsettle/
http://www.settleswimmingpool.co.uk/timetables/timetables.htm
http://www.settle.org.uk/
http://www.settledistrictu3a.org.uk/
http://www.forestofbowland.com/festivalevents
http://www.northcravenheritage.org.uk/EVENTS/F/NCHT/home.html
www.ogug.co.uk

Google calendars.
1)  CCG www.craven-conservation-group.org.uk
2)  Churches Together in Settle  –  www.ctisad.org.uk
3)  Settle Methodists – www.settle-methodists.org.uk
4)  Yorkshire Naturalists Union – www.ynu.org.uk

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