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If Settle could not go to the theatre…

There are many very interesting old buildings in Settle. One of the most notable is Settle Victoria Hall. It is a Grade II listed Victorian concert hall in Kirkgate, Settle and is England’s oldest surviving music hall. Built in about … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival: 23 to 30 September

Throughout the year there are many festivals and shows celebrating all aspects of Yorkshire Dales life. So… how about a cheese festival? The Yorkshire Dales National Park are organising  The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival: 23 to 30 September 2017 showcasing cheese and … Continue reading

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The Festival of Walking

In previous blogs we talked about walks in the area and we’ve talked about the Settle-Carlisle railway line, but we haven’t really put the two together. The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival does exactly that.  An annual event held during April and … Continue reading

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The Cream of Cafés

I think you may have read on my website – I have a list of top ten things to do whilst staying at Layhead Farm Cottages. Cafes, pubs and restaurants are dotted all over the Yorkshire Dales and I think … Continue reading

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Many of you come and stay at the cottages so that you can take part in a walking challenge many of which are undertaken to raise money for charities.  The most well known of these is the Three Peaks Challenge … Continue reading

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Clever Friends

It’s great to have talented friends!  My friend Linda Mellin from Hellifield has recently won Yorkshire Life Landscape Painter of the Year – 2016 Read Linda’s story it in the May 2017 edition of Yorkshire Life. Linda’s prints and originals are … Continue reading

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Festival of Happiness

There’s a fabulous event coming up in Settle, just 3 miles from Layhead Farm Cottages next May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 27 May. The Festival of Happiness.  Makes me feel happy just thinking about it!

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