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Settle snippets – August 17th


There will be 3 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 on Saturday, 22 August is from Horton to Settle via Moughton Scar and is an 11 mile moderately strenuous walk. Particpants will leave Horton in Ribblesdale Station at 9.21.  The second walk on Saturday  is entitled ” Norsemen, Navvies, & North Yorkshire folklore” and is a 19 mile moderate walk taking in Gauber (nature reserve & Viking farmstead) – Great Douk Pot –

Chapel-le-Dale church – Winterscales – Batty Green (navvy settlements). This circular walk will leave Ribbblehead at 10.06.  On Sunday  23  there is an eight mile moderately strenuous walk in Swaledale. This departs from Ribblehead at 10.27 and makes use of connecting service buses. 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


Settle Fire Station is holding an open day on August 23rd from 12-3pm. There will be a range of talks during the day as well as family fun activities and refreshments available.  There will be an opportunity to explore the fire engine and talk to members of the fire brigade as well as target practice with the fire hose and an inflatable maze.


Settle Sessions have organised a second poetry writing session for children on 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


Framed photographs by members of Settle Photographic Group are again on display in local shop windows from up until 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. The pictures will then be displayed at the group’s annual exhibition in Clapham Village Hall over the 29-31 August. The exhibition will be open daily between 11-5 and admission is free. Information can be found on on the website


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


The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall on September 5th and will be in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The dance will run from 8pm to 11pm. For further information or to book by the preceding Friday please contact 01729 823259 / 824038.


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 Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for a Horse Race Night at Victoria Hall on Saturday, 12 September. First race will take place at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available, cost £5 for adults and £3 for accompanied children, via Victoria Hall on 01729 822364 /822959. Ticket price includes pie and pea supper. Please note that there will be a bar at this event.


A new term of Iyengar Yoga Sessions will commence on 21 September. The Monday sessions take place at Friends Meeting House at 12.30-2.00 for mixed ability and 2.15-3.30 for beginners.  The Tuesday session takes place at the school of dance, Station Road between 7-8.30 and is a mixed ability session. For further details contact 01282 841049.

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