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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


1, Mon 1 August: 
“First Day of the Month Climate Walk” – 2-5pm –
at hillside above, and fen boardwalk at Malham Tarn
with local botanist & former MTFC tutor Dr Judith Allinson,
& members of Craven Conservation Group
&  Churches Together in Settle & District –
and anyone interested
Meet at the Quarry Car Park SD883671
Transport leaving Settle Methodist Church at 1.30pm can be arranged if you book
Details at
History, Climate Change, Peat Bogs, Birds, Rare Plants, Lizards, Landforms
a short meditation on climate change
– and a joint rendition of a verse or two of “On Ilkley Moor baht t’at”
( see Arnold Kellet on the origin of this song)


2.  Wed 3 Aug: Coffee Morning at St John’s Church Settle 10.30-12  In aid of  Smile Train – Smile Train is the largest cleft-focused organization with a model of true sustainability — providing training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals in 70+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and other forms of


3.  Sat 13 August : ACE Settle ( Action on Climate Emergency) Green Cafe (10.30-12 Noon) – will be general get together’s to share news and views about topical issues at Settle Victoria Hall’s Refreshments. One of the gazebos will be booked. All welcome.


4  Sun 14 Aug  Yorkshire Naturalists Union .YNU VC 64 visit to Humberstone Bank Farm. This farm is on the  road between Fewston reservoir and Greenhow. It is owned by Yorkshire Water. It is 55 min from Settle.  10.30am
Explore a new area – and tag onto (or lead)  a natural history group of your choice.

(See my account of my wonderful visit with the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union last month to YWT Reserve Brockadale – in VC63  North Yorkshire’s most southerly nature reserve (near Wentbridge, near Pontefract) – on Magnesian limestone.  -76 miles and 1 hr 45 min away)


5.  Eco-Explorers for Families Tue 16 & Wed 17 August – please book for this – come for one or both days. Lower Winskill Farm, Langcliffe
Day camp begins @10am & includes picnic lunch  Details For families – Of any size – bring friends but must have one adult
Leave at 9.30 from St John’s Methodist Church to share transport, finish at 2pm after workshops in the field and a picnic lunch. We will explore different eco themes, have a gathering session with songs & sharing, and a help yourself picnic lunch,
Places must be booked, either to Tel 01729 822311 or via


6. Mon 5 Sept:  Craven Speakers Club: 7.15 for 7.30pm, 28 Otley Street, Skipton, BD23 1EW.  Then fortnightly.
Are you one of the 80% of the British population who is afraid of public speaking?  Then this is for you. And our meetings are really stimulating and good fun. No-one has to speak if they don’t want to – You can just sit and watch. – But come and you’ll find you enjoy it.


7.  Thurs 8 Sept: First Settle Scottish Dancing Class ( for intermediates) for this term. . 7.30pm to 9.30pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle.


8. NEW:!!! Probably Mon 26 Sept at 6.30 or 7pm Scottish Dancing for Beginners –
new Beginners classes starting – more details to come. 
St John’s Church Hall, Settle.


9. Sat 24 Sept: Book this Date: (The first day of the national  “The Great Big Green Week”)
“Let’s Talk about Rubbish”
 – Green Morning (10am-1pm) at St John’s Methodist Church Settle Church, organised by St John’s Church  There will be talks, workshops and stalls. If you are interested in holding a stall please contact Philip Taylor <>


10.  Every Wednesday: Settle Slimming World:  Settle Social Club, Duke St Settle

Weds 9am 10.30am & 6.30pm. No booking required. Details: contact Maxine 07713020736


11.  Various dates:  Nordic walking Nordic walking fitness walks.

Best wishes
Judith Allinson

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