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Settle Area news and events – start of August


This week there are  4 railway walks. The first on Saturday 5 August is part of the  Get walking series and is an 8 mile moderate walk suitable for families (please note this is not suitable for buggies)  and covers the  Craven way from Ribblehead to Dent  . It leaves Ribblehead  at 12.02) and at the end of the walk makes use of  the Service bus from Dent Village to station (fare payable).  Due to limited bus capacity please book by phone or text to 07754 993483.  Also on Saturday  5 August there is a 14 mile strenuous walk to Mallerstang Edge , leaving Kirkby Stephen at 10.34 and concluding at  Garsdale. On Sunday 6 August there is a    Swaledale walk:  the Reeth circular via Fremington Edge. This is an  8 mile  strenuous walk leaving Ribblehead at 10 .28 and  returning to Ribblehead and making use of a service bus to Fremington and on the return from Reeth (fare payable).  Also on Sunday 6 August there is a   Geology Walk taking in  Ccaves, waterfalls and faults on a   7 mile easy circular walk around Settle. This leaves Settle Station at 10.11. All participants in railway walks are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure  that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. 



 A reminder that the coffee lounge at Victoria Hall is open every Tuesday morning for coffee and refreshments. There is also a book stall, a bric a brac stall  and a clothes rail with all funds raised going to help maintain this valuable community resource.  All welcome


On August 10th  Charlie Roth with be performing at Victoria Hall. Singer, Songwriter, International Performer with 3 UK tours under his belt, Guitarist, One-MaBand, Bard of the Great Plains, Emissary of The Prairie. Charlie plays a mix of originals and puts his own twist on well-known songs that will sometimes bring a tear to your eye and sometimes get your feet stomping. On August 13th the music will be provided by   Sheesham and Lotus and ‘Son , utilizing instruments of their own creation such as the Sepia-phonic Monophone, and the Contrabass HarmoniPhoneum. Such inventions have been instrumental in building a show that is vividly antique in both sight and sound, along with their excellent musicianship, setting them apart as true innovators of their craft. Looking ahead the hall will be staging a “S’mettle Fest” over 25-27 August, featuring a range of heavy metal tribute bands.  From 31 August to 3 September the Hall will play host to a number of events in the annual Settle Folk Gathering. The Folk Gathering features a series of concerts, workshops and sessions. Artists taking part in this year’s gathering inlclude  The Wilsons, Duncan McFarlane Acoustic Band, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith, Bill Lloyd, Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley, Harp and a Monkey, Hicks and Goulbourn, Zoe Mulford, Mic and Susie Darling and The Giggleswick Temperance Band.

 For details and tickets contact 01729 825718


A reminder that St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10 -noon and is open to everyone, including visitors to the town. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed.  


A reminder that flowerpots displays can now be placed around the town  by groups, businesses and individuals and that the Flowerpot trail sheets are now available.


A reminder that there is no meeting in August.  Instead members and friends are visiting Saltaire.  This year’s  Christmas Craft Workshop is on Saturday 11th November in the Catholic Church Hall.  Crafts on offer include Beaded Angels, Pasta Angels and Fused Glass Christmas Decorations.  We are now taking bookings for our Manchester Shopping Trip on Wednesday 22nd November with the opportunity to visit the Christmas Markets.  Coach leaves Whitefriars Car Park at 8.30am.  Cost £15.  Open to all.  Contact Sue Sellars (01729 825145) to book.





 on 4 August there will be a Ceilidh at St Mary and St Michael Church Hall with music by the Giggleswick Temperance Band.  Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children and are available via Wholesome Bee. Bring your own bottle and music starts at 7.30pm.


There will be a Coffee Morning at the Old Court House Station Road Settle Saturday August 5th 10.00am to 12.30pm all welcome. Fresh Coffee and home-made cakes & scones will be served



 Drop in sessions have been arranged by the local Healthwatch team for August 5th to allow local people to raise issues of concern with regard to local health, care and support services in the area. This is an opportunity for the public to have their say. The sessions will take place at Booths between 10am-2pm and at the Settle Community and Business Hub (Commercial Courtyard) between noon and 2pm.



The next two charity dances will both be in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and will take place at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall

 (Tillman Close off Kirkgate Settle) on Saturday August 5th &      Saturday September 2nd between 8.00pm to 11.00pm. If possible please contact 01729 823259 / 824038 by the Friday beforehand to let us know that you intend to come. 



 Lux photo studios are hosting a photography afternoon at Victoria Hall on 5 August. This 2 hour course, starting at 1pm, is aimed at helping you to get the most out of your camera. The course costs £35 and places are limited to enable personal tuition. For details contact 07789930720.


 Settle United Football Club is hosting Sam’s Football Academy every week throughout the school holidays. The sessions run from 10-4 Monday to Friday and cost £60 for the week, £40 for three days or £15 per day. There will also be sibling discounts and loyalty discounts available. For details contact 074653671654.



 Following the unexpected and sudden closure of Castleberg Hospital and the cancellation of the public meetings during the election campaign, a series of drop in events have been arranged to allow members of the public to find out more about proposed plans and to have their say. There will be two such events in Settle, both taking place at St John’s Church Hall. The first is on 9 August between 2-4pm and the second is on 27 August between 5-7pm.



 Churches Together in Settle and District are holding a series of “Awesome Afternoon Activities in August” every Tuesday afternoon in August (8th, 15th and 22nd) at St John’s Methodist Church Hall. These sessions run from 1.30-3.30pm and are designed as drop in sessions for families (no unaccompanied children please) offering a range of craft, fun team games, guests and baking activities as well as drinks and biscuits.  All welcome.



U3A’s annual registration for the forthcoming season and coffee morning will take place on 10 August between 10-11.30am at Victoria Hall.  This is a chance to renew membership, or join – as new members are always welcome, have a chat with friends and find out what is available in the programme for the coming months.



Settle Stories is currently holding a series of workshops and art and crafts for youngsters aged 8 +.  These will continue up to August 11th Each day there will be a new activity such as “play in a day”,  “poetry slam”, “Den building” or photography. The cost is £22 per day (with sibling discounts) or £75 per week. For details contact Adults are not being neglected however as on Saturday, 26 August 2017 – 7:00pm there will be an opportunity to enjoy Stories Under The Stars at Lower Winskill Farm.  This will feature myths and folktales told around the campfire. International storyteller Cassandra Wye will entertain and inspire with an eclectic new set of myths and folktales ‘We Share the same Sky: from the marshlands of England, across the prairies of America, to the sky above us all, this performance shares the stories of those who have followed the stars – from sky-maidens looking for love to runaway slaves searching for freedom – the stories celebrate those who follow a dream to dare their future. These tales, both wickedly funny and heartbreakingly poignant promise to amuse and to move the listener. The following day Cassandra Wye will host a day workshop for storytelling beginners, students, educators and those interested in using storytelling at home and work.. For details of these events contact Settle Stories on 0871 976 4350




  Settle Bowling Club will host its annual doubles novice shield bowling competition on 13 August. This will commence at 11am and is open to all ages.  The cost is £5 per pair and there are cash prizes for first, second and third place.  The club will provide bowls. To take part contact 01729 825783 or contact Tiger at Settle Social Club.



 North Ribblesdale RUFC will be hosting a community fun day on 13 August from noon onwards. Admission is free and there will be a range of events including a rugby ball rodeo, tug of war competition, barbecue, bar, raffle, tombola, inflatable obstacle course, bouncy castle, ducking stool and eliminator run.  All welcome.


Victoria Hall will be the venue for the Curios Gin Club’s fundraising festival on 19 August. This will run from noon to 10pm and admission is £10.95, including a gin glass, an artisan gin and tonic and mini gin book. The price also includes a £5 donation to Victoria Hall. There will be a selection of over 30 different Gins and over 20 different tonics/mixers to choose from along with appropriate garnishes on offer. Please note that this will operate on a cash sales only basis for drinks but actual tickets can be purchased in advance from Victoria Hall on 01729 825718.



Settle Photographic Group’s Annual Photo Trail is now in place and will run until  22 August. About 80 framed photos are on display in shop windows around Settle, so have fun hunting them out whether you’re a visitor or a local. Information can be found on our website A list and schematic map will be available from the TIC, Field to Home, Lamberts, Sweet Corner, The Corner – Arts and Books. Formerly Speight and Watson) or Settle Community and Business Hub.  This will be followed by the annual exhibition at Clapham. The group meet on the third Monday in the month at Townhead Court, 7.30 – 9.30 Visitors welcome £3.00.


The next messy church event will take place on Sunday 20 August at St John’s Hall, Settle between 3.30pm – 5.30pm. This month’s activities are linked to the theme of ‘The Roman Centurion’s Faith’ All shapes and sizes of families welcome! Messy Church is a time for families to come together, have fun together, make things together, eat a hot meal together & celebrate together.  There is no charge for coming to Messy Church, however there will be opportunity to give a donation towards craft resources & catering costs if you wish.


 North Ribblesdale Rugby Club is hosting a White Rose Rugby Camp for children aged between 6-12 years. This will run every day between 21-25 August between 10am – 3pm. The cost is £15 per day with a 50% sibling discount.  For details and bookings contact



 There will be a book fair , including antique books, at Victoria Hall on 28 August between 10am -4pm. Homemade cakes and refreshments will be served throughout the day.



 Helen Howard School of Dance is holding a summer school for young people aged 12 + during the week 28 August through to 1 September. The cost for the week is £80 and sessions run from10am -3pm. This will be held in the dance studio above the Conservative Club in Station Road. For details and reservations contact 0778939568.



Please note that there is no letter writing session in August. The next session will take place on 20 September.  The sessions are held at Friends Meeting House and operate on a drop in basis between 5-8pm. For further details contact 01729 268912.





The Giggleswick Gardening Group invites any members of the community to join in the monthly Parish Litter-pick on Monday 7th August at 10.00 am starting from the Tems Bridge, Church Street, Giggleswick. There are numerous routes and distances designed for all abilities! (Litter pickers and bags etc. provided). The group also invites any members of the community to join them, any Monday afternoon, between 2.00 – 4.00, when a few of us meet to carry out some of the many tasks to enhance the grounds of St. Alkelda’s Church. Please come and join us!’



Giggleswick Horticultural Show is keen to attract more entries in all Classes. This is an Open Show so anyone can enter and, with nearly 150 Classes, there is scope for young and old to join in. It costs just 20p and entries only have to be made on Mon/Tues 7/8 August at Giggleswick Parish Rooms, 7-8.30pm. There are classes for Vegetables, Flowers, Fruit, Culinary, Decorative, Art, Handicrafts and Photography. There are also nearly 40 different children’s classes and Prizes of £1, 50p and 25p in each children’s class. Schedules listing all the Classes and containing Entry Forms are available at Giggleswick Tuck Shop, Lamberts News Settle, and Settle Tourist Information Centre, or from Mrs Ruth Dugdale, Borrins Farm, Stackhouse.On the day of the Show, Sat 12th August, exhibits have to be staged between 8.30 and 10.15am. The Show, which is inside Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion, opens to the public at 1.30pm so even if you haven’t made an entry please come along to see that “Giggleswick has Talent”! Admission is only £1.50, and free for children , there are excellent homemade refreshments available, and at the end of the Show there is an Auction of many of the Exhibits so you can bid for a prizewinning leek or cake to take home. Last year the Society made donations totalling £900 to Cave Rescue, 1st Castleberg Scouts, Manorlands, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Settle Swimming Pool, so come along for a grand afternoon out and help us raise even more this year.



Giggleswick School is hosting a series of short courses on the theme of wellness and well being during the week of August 7-11th. These are introductory courses to assist participants to feel vibrant, healthy and nourished and will include sessions on mindfulness, diet , pilates and nutritional therapy. Each day is comprised of two 3 hour sessions and bookings can be made for a single session, a full day or a full week (residential options are available). For details contact 01729 893000. 



Giggleswick WI is holding their annual Cream Tea on Saturday 5th August 2-4 pm in the Friends Meeting House, Settle.  BD24 9DX.  All money raised to go to Settle Swimming Pool.  Cost £3.50.  Plus cakes for sale and tombola.



 The beginners running group meets every Friday between 5.30-6.30pm at Eshtons Pavilion. The first session if free and the club is open to visitors as well as locals. Sessions are designed to help those new to running to enjoy the experience by being part of a group and are followed by tea and cakes.  For details contact 07955342344.

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