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Hydro excels with highest ever output

Settle's ground-breaking hydroelectric scheme, which launched in 2009, has recorded its best monthly output this Spring. Generating 13,747 kWhrs during March, the output was equivalent to the electricity consumed by 45 typical homes during the same period. The river was at its highest since records began in the 1950's, flooding the sports

New owner strides into Austic’s Dalesbridge Centre

Savills, on behalf of a private individual, has sold The Dalesbridge Centre in Austwick, to a private purchaser for an undisclosed sum. The outdoor activity and events centre is set in ten acres (4.05 hectares) and comprises a three bedroom owner’s cottage, conference building with bar, function rooms and offices, accommodation

New gym partnership offers instant access to “transformational” mental health support

Two not-for-profit health and wellbeing organisations are working together to provide greater access to health services and mental resilience support. Health and wellbeing provider, Westfield Health, is forming a new partnership with SIV - the health and wellbeing charity which operates 11 sport and leisure venues across Sheffield. It means that anyone

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association’s Settle scheme celebrated at industry awards

A £750,000 refurbishment project by Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA), Leeds-based architects, Woodhall Planning and Conservation and Ilkley-based contractor, Dobson Construction Ltd, to create nine affordable apartments within a former Victorian family home in Settle, was recognised as a finalist in the Best Affordable Rural Housing Development category at

“All aboard” for Northern’s Yorkshire Day walk at Ribblehead

Northern teamed up with popular TV series, Walks Around Britain, to host a special walking event to celebrate yesterday's Yorkshire Day. Anyone who boarded the 10.49am with a ticket from Leeds Railway Station to Ribblehead had the opportunity to join Walks Around Britain, writer and presenter, Andrew White on a guided

All aboard for Northern’s Yorkshire Day walk at Ribblehead

Northern has teamed up with popular TV series, Walks Around Britain, to host a special walking event tomorrow to celebrate Yorkshire Day.  Anyone who boards the 10.49am with a ticket from Leeds Railway Station to Ribblehead will have the opportunity to join Walks Around Britain, writer and presenter, Andrew White on

It’s a one-pot-stop at the Settle Flowerpot Festival

For the second year running, Stewart Garden is playing a major supportive role in this year’s Settle Flowerpot Festival taking place in the Yorkshire town throughout July and August. 2016 saw the company install a giant flowerpot man called Stewart on Castleberg Crag, a limestone cliff that overlooks Settle. Stewart was

Falcon Manor welcomes reopening of iconic railway line

A Bowland Brewery delivery van - the brewery owned by the same group as Falcon Manor - getting a prime view of the Flying Scotsman

Visitors to Falcon Manor - the country house hotel in the Yorkshire Dales market town of Settle - can once again travel the full distance of the legendary Settle-Carlisle railway line.  The iconic line, famously saved from permanent closure almost 28 years ago, was partially shut in February 2016 after a major landslip following the storms of 2015/16.   A major engineering project to repair the track

James’ Places scoops major regional award

Pictured are Karen Etson, Lesley Anne Stevens, Christine Lee, Alison Sayle, James Warburton, Carol Sleet, Heidi Kettle, Warren Bennett, Mel Oxley and Damian Atkins   Hospitality group James' Places has scooped a major regional award for tourism and leisure.  The business, which owns Falcon Manor at Settle and The Royal at Kirkby Lonsdale

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