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Settle 1st News 2016


There will be two guided walks on Saturday January 9th. The first will be a 10mile moderate walk in the area of Birkett Common & the Eden Valley Viaducts. This will depart from Kirkby Stephen station at 10.34 am and return to Kirkby Stephen. The second walk is part of the get walking series and is suitable for families being an 8 mile moderate walk covering The Pennine Way in Malhamdale. This will start at Gargrave at 9.32 and meet up with the no 75 service bus at Gargrave Square. The return journey will involve a service bus from Malham to Skipton. 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. Details can also be found at


Hatha Yoga sessions have now resumed at Settle Primary School between 7.30-9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, commencing on Monday 4 January. Beginners are welcome at these sessions. For further details contact 07947 027 188.


Iyengar Yoga sessions have now resumed. There are two sessions on a Monday at Friends Meeting House in Kirkgate. The first of these is a mixed ability session from 12.30-2pm and the second is a beginners session from 2.15-3.30pm. On Tuesdays there is a mixed ability evening session form 7-8.30pm at The School of Dance on Station Road. For details contact  01282 841049.


The box office is now re-opened after the holiday season and tickets are available for the numerous events planned for early 2016.  The first of these, The Pitmen Poets will be staged on Sunday 17th January. The show features four of the North East’s leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe. Individually and collectively, they celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England’s coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography. On Saturday 23th January – Bill Adair returns to compère A Celebration of Burns. Following the success of last year’s memorable evening there will be a Piper, songs, poetry, and a super supper of haggis, neeps and tatties. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718.


There’s still time to plan a treat for 2016 with two theatre trips which are being arranged. The first is to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford to see Billy Elliot: the musical. The trip will be to the matinee performance on Thursday 19th May 2016.Price per person is £66.00. This cost includes stalls seat, coach from Settle and  gratuities. Closing date for reservations 22nd January as both seats and coach need to be confirmed.  A second  trip is also being arranged to see Matthew Bourne’s ballet  Sleeping Beauty at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, on Wednesday 24th February. This will be a Matinee performance. and the price per person  is £40.00.Again, this includes stalls seat, coach & gratuities..

For more information  and  payment details about either trip telephone 01729823978.


Settle Swimming Club offers children’s swimming tuition on Monday and Thursday evenings between 6.30-7.30pm. Sessions are led by a fully qualified ASA instructor. There is an extended session from 6.30-8pm also available on Thursday evenings.  The sessions are aimed at those 8 years or over who have attained stage 7 or who are not currently receiving lessons at Settle Pool. For details contact 01729 823723.


A Defibrillator is being installed at Limestone view and a training session has been arranged for any members of the public interested in learning more about this vital piece of equipment. The session will be held on 13 January at Limestone View and will cover the use of the machine and what it does, the correct way to use the machine and provide an opportunity to familiarise participants with the machine.


On Wednesday January 13 at Victoria Hall The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show  will be presenting a film set in North Yorkshire. “Addicted to Sheep” is the story of a family’s quest to breed the perfect sheep and follows a year in the life of a tenant farmer and his family capturing the stunning stark beauty of the landscape, the hard graft required to survive and unsentimentally examining the life of the family in this setting. Tickets cost £5 on the door and the film starts at 7.45pm


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for a recipe part and fun quiz night at the Old Court House on Station Road on January 16th at 7.30pm. There will be samples of starters, desserts and savouries available along with their recipes. Tickets £5, including a complimentary glass of wine. Entry by ticket only via 01729 822364/822959.


New Year’s Resolutions are being carried out through the year by North Craven Strollers. The Walking for Health group meets every week to stretch their legs and get some fresh air on every Wednesday around Settle area, and every first and third around Gargrave and Hellifield. On the first walk of every month in both groups there is a 30 minute stroll for those wanting a very gentle walk. Where possible, the Strollers try to end the walk with a cup of tea at a local café! The group has grown over the last 12 months with at least 12 walkers each time. As well as walks around the local walks, The Strollers will be going to Long Preston, Kirkby Malham, Rathmell, Austwick and Feizor over the next few weeks The weekly Wednesday walk meets to leave at 1.30pm at Millennium Gardens in Settle (near Booths car park) to share cars. On the first Thursday of the month, the group stolls out from Gargrave from the Summerseat at 10am, and third Thursday from Ahernes Car park at 10.15am.Walks are timed to coincide with local bus services.For details of Thursday walks please contact 01756 748851 0r 01729 851389 For all other enquiries contact or 01729 824537

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