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News and events in Settle and Area 1st August

GUIDED WALKS

There will be a number of  guided walks arranged by Friends of Settle-Carlisle line this week. No reservation is necessary  for these walks but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear.  The first walk is from Horton to Ribblehead via Ribble Way. This is an  11mile  moderate walk and will depart from Horton In Ribblesdale at 9.21. Also on August 8 there will be a 14mile Strenuous walk in Mossdale . This leaves Dent at 10.16 and returns from Garsdale.  A 15 mile strenuous walk from Armathwaite to Lazonby will take place on Saturday also. This will take in Long Meg Stone Circle as part of the route and will leave Armathwaite at 11.15, returning from Lazonby and Kirkoswald on the late train.  On Sunday  9 August there is a walk in Swaledale from  Gunnerside to Reeth along the River Swale. This is a  6 mile easy walk which connects with the service bus to Gunnerside and from Reeth back to Ribblehead. The party leaves Ribblehead at 10.27. Details can also be found at walksinfo@settle-carlisle.com.

THE TOT LORD TRAIL

The Tot Lord Settle Town Trail, which is an interesting  local history guided tour of Settle in the company of Richard Whinray, following in the footsteps of the Town’s famous son, Tot Lord  will take place every Wednesday in August. Please meet outside Settle Town Hall TIC at 6.30pm. The walk will finish at approximately 8.15pm  There will be a charge of £4.00 per person, with all proceeds this season being donated to the N.S.P.C.C. Firm footwear is recommended – waterproofs may be necessary.For more details contact Richard Whinray on 015242 42414 or rwhinray@yahoo.co.uk

SONGS OF PRAISE

Churches Together in Settle and District are holding a Songs of Praise event on Sunday 9 August at Settle Parish Church, in the grounds if fine! The event commences at 3pm. Refreshments will be available afterwards

TAILS ON TRAILS

Join Dalehead Veterinary group and Peaks and Paws on a dog walk in aid of Guide Dogs and Hounds for Heroes.   The event will take place on 9 August and will meet at Dalehead surgery on Station Road at 10am. There will be a circular walk of approximately 2 miles followed by a raffle and refreshments back at Dalehead. Please remember to bring poop bags.

ROUNDERS FUN DAY

A rounders family fun day is being staged at Settle Cricket Club on 9 August in aid of Cancer Research.  In addition to the rounders knockout tournament there will be a barbecue, raffle, bouncy castle and cake stall.   Rounders teams should register at 12 noon so that matches can commence at 1pm.  There should be 9 players to a team and all players must be over 14 years of age. There should be no more than 4 men per team. The charge is £2 per team member. Individuals can also enter, and these will be formed into teams on the day.

FOOD AND FASHION

The Falcon Manor is holding a food and fashion event on 12 August, complete with a luncheon.  Tickets cost £12.50 and there will be displays by My Vintage Style, Spirit of the Andes and Footwear Department. There will be an opportunity to browse and shop from 11am with luncheon served at 12 for 12.30. Tickets from 01729 823814.

BLOOD DONORS

A blood donor session will take place on 12 August at St John’s Hall. The afternoon session will run from 2.15- 3.45 and the early evening session will run from 5.00 – 7.30pm.  For further details contact 0300 123 23 23

U3A

The new season’s enrolment session will take place at Victoria Hall on 13 August at 10.30am. This will provide an opportunity for coffee and chat as well as a chance to find out what is available in this year’s new programme.

DANCE FOR AGE UK

Castleberg Lodge is holding a charity dance in aid of the work of Age UK in Settle and the surrounding area on 14 August. Music will be provided by Legend of Disco Big G and there will be a buffet. The event will commence at 7.30pm at Victoria Hall and tickets, costing £15, are available via Victoria Hall or Age UK shop.

SETTLE BOWLING CLUB

Settle Bowling Club is running their “non-bowlers” annual doubles competition on Sunday, 16 August starting at 11am. This competition is known as the Novice Shield and is sponsored by Settle Social Club. It is open to players of any age. Entry is £5 per pair. There are cash prizes for first, second and third place. Bowling woods are supplied by the club. Pie and Peas are provided at a small cost. Anyone wishing to enter should contact John Chambers on 01729 825783 or “Tiger” at Settle Social Club on 01729 823266. This is a fun competition and all are welcome.

THE FOLLY

The second craft skill workshop for young people, aged 7 upwards, will take place on 19 August and will involve making traditional sweets in a gift box .  Places are limited to 20 so booking is essential. The cost is £5, including all materials, ingredients  and refreshments.   Sessions will run from 2-4.30pm. For details contact follyfamilyactivities@ncbpt.org.uk or ring 01729 822771

SETTLE PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP

Settle Photographic Group will once again be organising a hunt around the town for framed photographs in local shop windows from 14-26 August. This year ‘Find The Photos’ has over 80 pictures to find and look at. They are all located around the middle of Settle and provide some interesting entertainment for both visitors and residents. Information can be found on on the website  www.settlephotos.org

SETTLE TOWN AND COUNTRY WALK

The Royal Geographical Society and the North Craven Heritage Trust join forces on Saturday August 15 to showcase the landscape and history of Settle and its surrounding countryside. The event will be in two parts – an introductory illustrated talk from 11.00am-12 noon at the Quaker Meeting House in Kirkgate (admission £2.50), followed by a circular six mile guided walk from 1 to 5pm from the Market Place. Both talk and walk will look at unusual features of the town and the formation, history and development of the surrounding landscape and they may be enjoyed together or as individual events.The context of the walk will be introduced in the morning talk by former Craven resident Dr Tony Stephens, who developed the walk for the Royal Geographical Society. The afternoon walk will involve about 400 metres of climb, including some rough paths as well as spectacular scenery. Hill walking footwear and clothing are essential. No dogs please.This promises to be a day for visitors to sample the unique delights of North Craven – and for long-time residents to see their town in a new light


STRICTLY GOT TO DANCE

North Ribblesdale Rugby Club is hosting a disco/dance event on 21 August in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. The evening will commence at 7.30pm and will include 5 dance competitions as well as fun, frolics, and fancy dress.  There will also be a pie and pea supper. Tickets are now available, priced £7.50, via  01729 822001.

ALL SORTS MARKET

An all sorts market is being arranged by Friends of Victoria Hall for 29 August. This will run from 10-4 with refreshments available all day.  Stalls are now available for booking. Please contact 01729 840205 / 825718

VICTORIA HALL

A reminder that booking facilities are now available for the Settle Folk Gathering on 3-6 September. All events at the gathering  are free but booking is essential as admission is by ticket only For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718

GIGGLESWICK

GIGGLESWICK HORTICULTURAL SHOW

The 74th Annual Open Show of the Giggleswick Horticultural Society will be held on Stuarday, 8 August in the Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion.  The show will be opened to the public from 1.30pm with the official opening ceremony by Mark Turnbull, headmaster of Giggleswick School, at 2pm.  Refreshments will be available in the Hobson Room from 1.30pm and entry forms are now obtainable from  The Tuck Shop in Giggleswick village and from Speight and Watsons, Lamberts, Lay of the Land and the tourist information centre in Settle.

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