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 […]
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
and enjoy the three attached flowers – Bird Cherry, Larch and Gooseberry.
It is amazing how beautiful small flowers look under a hand-lens
(The larch was taken ten days ago and the flowers will have turned greener now)
This is the blog I am writing with 3 new wildflowers each day found in Settle and surrounding
villages and countryside on exercise walks.
Even in your garden there will be some little-white-crucifer and chickweed weeds coming out
just waiting to be recognised. By you.
Last week I was photographing Shepherd’s-purse in the cobbles below Settle
Coop, and found six wildflowers in the pavement opposite Trevor’s Market Shop.
Craven Conservation Group have sent in several of the pictures.
If you find a wildflower whose name you are not sure about do email me a photo –
(If you send it I will assume you have given me permission to use it, and to say
it was sent by you unless you specifically say you do not want to have your name printed)
It is good to use this coronavirus time to learn some new things!
My events section is a short compilation of some Zoom Meetings I know of –
there are many others taking place
I give you the contact email/telephone – from that source you can get the link for the meeting.
Mon 3 May:
Craven Speakers Club continues to meet by Zoom this Monday 3 May at 7.30pm
email@example.com (or me) This will be our fourth meeting by Zoom
Tue 4 May:
St John’s Methodist Church, Settle, Coffee Morning will take place each Tuesday by Zoom
10.30am firstname.lastname@example.org (or me) or see https://www.facebook.com/SettleMethodist/
The Settle Methodist Service is on Facebook, as are services of many other
Thur 30 April: (Tomorrow)
Jill Eccleston’s “Core Training” (Keep fit) will be by zoom this Thursday 9.30am
(Looking forward to that.. How can I position my laptop so that I can see it and
still do “the plank” on the floor, etc. I attended last week.
07955 342344 E-mail: email@example.com
There are lots of events organised by Settle Community and Business Hub that are
now taking place online. (Tuesday and Friday-afternoon dropins, Sewing, Munchers etc)
and go down to the bottom of the page to see the calendar
firstname.lastname@example.org 07977 040329
If any of you who receive my emails have not yet used Zoom but would like chance
to practice, drop me an email. It is easy to use, but it is worth spending half an hour trying it
out before using it at a real meeting. You can use laptops, tablets or smartphones.
If you have tried before and failed, it is still worth trying again.
I am so pleased to see the significant rain today. The ground in the fields was
getting as hard a concrete and the grasses drying up. We still need a lot more
rain. But the sun and clear skies have been so beautiful.
Here is a recent wildflower post
Greetings to all whether in North or West Yorks, or Lancs or
For those near Settle:
Settle now has a Community Response team. Here are details:
phone – 01729 825493 and website: http://settlevictoriahall.org.uk/communityresponse
and email email@example.com
and facebook page
Individual Villages (e.g. Langcliffe, Gargrave) also have their
response teams that Settle will be able to tell you about.
Use this if you need help while self-isolating, or just a
calm and friendly voice if you have any concerns; or if you
want to offer help to others collecting shopping or
prescriptions etc, or have enquiries.
As you will have realised, wherever you live, just about all
events are being cancelled, or in some cases postponed.
So Scottish Dancing is cancelled tonight (Wed) at Ingleton
Scottish Dancing is cancelled on Thursday 19th Settle Methodist Church –
Our leader Robert Rushton and a small core of the dance
class did want to cancel – but it is best to follow guidelines.
A huge thank you to him for leading the class this year and
many, many previous years.
Jill Eccleston’s Core training (fitness class) has been
cancelled on Thursday morning. (though some will be going on
Craven Speakers Club at Skipton will not meet this Monday,
and looks forward to starting again in September
We always have a long break over summer.. just summer seems
to have started a bit early…
Even Settle Harriers Training runs have been cancelled
following England Athletics guidance
Settle Slimming World groups will not meet on Wednesdays –
Churches Together in Settle events have been cancelled. so
there is no Lent group tonight at Holy Ascension tonight.
Organised Church Services in buildings have been cancelled.
But some churches will be open for prayer.
Settle Open Air Passion Play on Good Friday has been cancelled for this year.
Eurovision has been cancelled – and I am sure our local
entrant James Newman would have stood a good chance of
The 66th Yorkshire Three Peaks race scheduled for 25 April is now
rescheduled for 27 September,
Craven Conservation Group and YNU still hope to hold the “Settle
Nature Day” on 10th October, if things have settled down by
Some of you receiving this email will be worked off your
feet with extra work. Many others will be stuck at home.
Others will be facing loss of income, and loss of jobs.
Others will be upset because they cannot visit loved ones.
Yet more will be wondering what to do with children off
school next week
Sympathies whatever your plight.
But some will find silver linings.
I do recommend going for a walk by yourself and looking for
flowers, birds, lichens, insects coming out.
The Spring Equinox this year is at 03:49 on
Friday, 20 March so from then on the days will be longer than the nights.
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 […]
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 […]