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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 completely re-written by students at Settle College to reflect the fantastic geology and other interesting features at Giggleswick.

Debbie Boswell from the Trust said: “The original panels were installed when we helped fund the construction of the shared use path in 2008. Back then, some students from the College helped design the panels and we felt it was fitting to get them involved once again.

“As the panel faces Giggleswick it made sense to provide information to walkers about what they are looking at.  We asked the students to focus on the geology such as the Craven Fault and the village itself. The new board looks fantastic and it’s the culmination of a real local effort.”

Former Settle College student Ryan Maudsley designed the new board and took pictures whilst a small group of geography students compiled the content.

Giggleswick Parish Council were also involved in the process as was local historian Dr David Johnson who originally compiled the content for the other points of interest.

The panels, supplied by Fitzpatrick Woolmer and installed by Conservefor, were largely funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Emma Partridge and Rebecca Whitaker from Settle College added: “We welcome projects that extend our students’ skills, benefiting them, our school and local community. This was a fantastic opportunity to be able to combine Geography and Creative Imedia to research, prepare and design the riverside boards for the local community and visitors to enjoy.”

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