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There will be two 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 on Sat 15 Aug  and is part of the “Get walking” series and is suitable for the whole family. Accompanied children are welcome but the route is not suitable for prams or buggies as there will stiles to cross. The walk is an 8 mile moderate walk from Horton in Ribblesdale to Clapham, departing from Horton in Ribblesdale at 11.54.  The second walk,  also on August 15 is  a Morecambe Line walk and is a 10 mile moderate circular route around Grange over Sands, departing from  Grange over sands at 10.24.  .Details can also be found at


A reminder that throughout August the  Tot Lord Settle Town Trail will take place every Wednesday. The trail is an interesting  local history guided tour of Settle following in the footsteps of the Town’s famous son, Tot Lord  and led by Richard Whinray, 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


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.


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.


Limestone View is hosting a summer craft fair on  15 August to raise funds for Dementia UK. The event runs from 11am – 4pm and there will heritage crafts, cupcakes, pies and pastries, jewellery, face painting, lace crotchet and a wide range of other stalls as well as refreshments available.


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 next messy church session will take place on 16 August at St John’s church hall when the theme will be “Sharing the Story”. The session runs from 3.30-5.30 and provides a chance for families to make things together, enjoy a hot meal together and celebrate together. This is open to all members of all families and is a free event with an opportunity to donate towards cost of craft materials and catering.


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 or ring 01729 822771


If you have children or grandchildren, bring them along to our exciting poem writing sessions at Settle Library on Thursday 20 and 27th August from 2.30pm to 4pm. These free, fun and friendly activities are aimed at children under 10 and last about 1.5 hours. The children will be helped and encouraged to write their own poems.  We’re also hoping to ask some of the children to read their poem at our next Settle Sessions held at The Folly in Settle on Friday 11th  September. You never know, we might discover a young Simon Armitage or Carol-Ann Duffy!To book places please contact Settle Library – Catherine Barlow on 01609 535820  extn 5820 or More information from Settle Sessions’s Kathy Swinscoe


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


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


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.


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


On August 29th there will be a fundraising night for the hall with bar, barbecue and a chance to bop along to Settle’s own rock and country group, “Jukebox Junkies”. Tickets cost £5 for adults with free admission for children and barbecue items will be on sale from 7pm with music from 8pm.  On August 30th Pendle Productions present a family show of “Alice in Wonderland” at 2.30pm.  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


A charity fun day and car boot sale in aid of  settle swimming pool is being held on September 6th , commencing at 11am on the field next to the Swimming Pool. . Stalls are available , cost £5. To book a stall  contact Charlotte Barton on 07792123527.


Settle Rotary Club are holding their Tenth Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday 21st August 2015 at Bentham Golf Club. Individuals and organisations are invited to or your enter a team of four players and/or contribute to the sponsorship of the event. The entry fee is £130 per team or £100 per team if sponsoring the event and includes coffee and biscuits on arrival and a two-course meal on completion of your round .Sponsorship of £100 or more will be gratefully acknowledged. Entry forms and sponsorship forms may be obtained from Ian Johnson at 7-9 St John’s Row, Langcliffe, Settle. North Yorkshire. BD24 9NJ. Tel no: 01729 823453 There will be prizes for the first three teams and individual prizes for the longest /straightest drive and nearest the hole with prize-money represented by vouchers to be exchanged at the professional’s shop.Rotarians give of their time and services freely to organize charity events and this event will be to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Settle Swimming Pool. We thank you for your continued support and hope to be able to welcome you to this year’s event to help these two worthwhile causes. Deadline for entry is 16 August.

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