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There will be a number of  guided walks arranged by Friends of Settle-Carlisle line this week. No reservation is necessary 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 takes place on Saturday  1 Aug Ribblehead to Hawes. This is a  13m strenuous walk leaving Ribblehead at 10.06 and returning to Garsdale , making use of the service bus from Hawes to Garsdale.   On Sunday  2 Aug there will be a strenuous walk of approximately 6.5 miles in the Howgills  leaving Dent at 10.37 and travelling to and from Sedbergh by service bus. On Wednesday 5 August there will  be a walk from Horton to Settle. This is again a strenuous walk and is approximately 12 miles leaving Horton in Ribblesdale at 9.58. Details can also be found at


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,  is now in it’s fifth season. Walks take place this summer on Thursday 30th July, followed by every Wednesday in August, 5th, 12th, 19th 26th.For those interested, please meet outside Settle Town Hall TIC, for a walk the duration of which is 6.30pm to 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


Celebrate Yorkshire Day with a cream tea at St Mary and Michael Church on 1 August, between 2-4pm. All proceeds will go to the Church Restoration Fund. In addition to cream teas there will be cakes, tombola, raffle, hand-crafted jewellery, heritage stationery, books and crafts on sale. All welcome.


Yorkshire Day, August 1st, will be celebrated in style with a pie and pea supper and entertainment. The event begins at 6.30pm and tickets cost £15. Space is limited so tickets should be purchased by 25 July via 01729 822893 or via the Folly. Please note that a veggie option is available and should be notified when booking tickets. Later this summer on 5 August The Folly will host a junior craft workshop with opportunities for making paper, making bowls, marbling and creating a book.  Places are limited to 20 so booking is essential. The cost is £5, including all materials and refreshments.   Sessions will run from 2-4.30pm. For details contact


The next Charity Dance will take place on Saturday, August 1st at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall, Kirkgate. This will run from 8pm to 11.30pm and all proceeds will be donated to St John’s 120+ project.  If possible please contact 01729 823259 or 01729 824038 before Friday 31st if you will be attending.


There will be an opportunity to sample a range of three different styles of Yoga this summer at a cost of only £10 per session.   Each session will run from 9.30-12.00 at Langcliffe Institute.  On August 1 there will be a session of Iyengar Yoga with Anne Morton and this can be booked by contacting  07711947155. On August 8 Astrid Nitzsche will lead a session on Mindful Yoga and this can be booked by contacting  07867978246 and on 22 August there will be Hatha Yoga with Sarah Smith, bookable via 07947027188.


Join Dalehead Vet nary 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.


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.


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.


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.


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


On August 1st, Fusion Records presents a great night of music with rock band Linus Sams. Guest performances from electro punk rocker Luis Drayton and Project Octane. Linus Sams is a singer/songwriter originally from London. He started out singing in a bar in the south of France and later turned his mind to writing. Luis Drayton is based in Yorkshire, whose act embraces the alternative culture with influences of punk and indie.Project Octane are a highly charged local band and together this promises to be  a night of high intensity sound. A complete change in style on August 2nd when First Sunday folk host a ceilidh and barbecue –  introduced by Mike Harding with the William Small Small Orchestra. 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


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



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.


Giggleswick WI invite you to join them for Strawberry Cream Teas in the Friends Meeting House on August 1 between 2-4pm. This is a fundraising event in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and there will also be a cake stall, produce stall and tombola.

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