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October walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the first half of October: Sunday 2nd October: Hawnby, Easterside Hill, Bilsdale West Moor (7 miles moderate) 1,576ft. Park/Start: 10:30 Hawnby Bridge (SE 543893). Park sensitively in village. Saturday 8th October: Coxwold, Husthwaite, Kilburn (8.5 miles moderate) 880ft. Park/Start: 10:30 Coxwold Village Hall. Sunday […]

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Moorsbus reminder for this Sunday

Residents and Visitors – You are invited to a Pickering History Walk on Sunday 25th September Please join us either from 11.15 until 12.30 or from 14.15 until 15.30. Start and finish at Pickering Library Bus Stop Your guide will be Bill Breakell of Friends of Moorsbus It will be a gentle and interesting walk. […]

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Last chance to enjoy the Moorsbus – this Sunday

Final operating day in 2016 for country bus network brings down the curtain on a successful year. Almost a million people tuned into their TV sets on August Bank Holiday Monday to follow passengers on a bus journey into the North Yorkshire countryside – and for those wanting to see more of the county’s rural […]

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Help plan the future of the national park

The North York Moors National Park Authority is seeking the views from everyone with an interest in the National Park to help plan for the future. ‘The Local Plan’, the document used to make decisions on what is or isn’t given planning permission in the National Park, is being updated. It covers issues such as […]

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SASH to hold charity sleepover in Helmsley

SASH helps vulnerable 16-24 year olds in Ryedale and across North Yorkshire who are suddenly made homeless. Through the Nightstop scheme, SASH volunteers offer a young person facing homelessness a bed for the night in their spare room, an evening meal and breakfast the next day. Having access to Nightstop means the young person is […]

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All change at the Vinehouse cafe

From Helmsley Walled Garden: The Vine House Café at Helmsley Walled Garden has new owners.  We said goodbye and thank you to Will Mowbray who had taken on the role after his Mum, Monica stepped down three seasons ago.   He has chosen to become a roving chef; he liked the idea that he would be […]

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Talk on Helmsley hoard of Roman coins

The ‘Helmsley’ hoard of Roman silver coins was buried at an interesting time for Roman Yorkshire and its currency, in the years after the emperor Septimius Severus died in York. The hoard is dominated by his coins and those of his family. The coins are also amongst the last hidden before the chaos of the […]

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Ryedale Family History Group – September meeting

Ryedale Family History Group’s next meeting is on Wednesday 21 September at 7.30pm, at The Moorside Bar & Club, The Royal British Legion Club, Shaw Drive, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6JE. The speaker is Maxine Willett, Project Archivist, with North Yorkshire County Record Office, who will be presenting ‘Attics and Acres’ the story of the Graham Family […]

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More September walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the second half of September: Saturday 17th September:  Dalby Circular (7 miles moderate) 1,015ft. Park/Start: 10:00 Thornton le Dale car park (SE 835829). Thursday 22nd September:  AONB Outstanding Week – Scackleton (6.5 miles moderate) 740ft. Park/Start: 10:30 Scackleton Church (SE 649727). N.B. Dog walkers […]

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Moorsbus news

Friends of Moorsbus Supporters meeting & AGM – Sunday 18th September, 2pm until 3.30 at the The Kings Head Hotel, Kirkbymoorside. All welcome Comments and suggestions can be sent to:- 4 Foundry Cottages, Wrelton, YO18 8PF, or email friendsofmoorsbus@outlook.com Residents and Visitors – You are invited to a Pickering History Walk on Sunday 25th September […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden hits the headlines

From Helmsley Walled Garden: Over recent weeks the garden team have been receiving tremendous coverage in the local and national arena on the way that the garden looks. For instance, those who subscribe to Country Life magazine will have seen that in the ‘Best of Britain’ edition, which celebrated the 90th birthday of the Queen, […]

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New Cleveland Way Walk Provides Stunning Views‏

This month a new circular walk suitable for trampers, mobility scooters and wheelchair users has opened in the North York Moors National Park providing a fantastic day of walking across the 5.3 mile long route. Much of the walk takes in stunning views from the Cleveland Way National Trail. Starting at the iconic Sutton Bank […]

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Mencap crafts events

Ryedale & District Mencap are doing an ‘On The Road’ event in all three of the towns in Ryedale. They are open to anyone over 18 who has learning disabilities. We will be doing crafts and activities such as baking. There is no charge for these events but we would ask that a carer attends […]

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Hovingham Village Market on Saturday

First Saturday on the month coming up, which means it’s the week for Hovingham Village Market. Fill your shopping bags with produce from the creators of delicious cakes, Ryedale honey, beef & pies, locally grown vegetables, cut flowers and plants, eggs, lavender, heavenly bread, real butter, cheese, jams & preserves, Thai & pan Asian food, […]

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Try your hand at bowls

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play bowls? Hovingham Bowls Club are offering free coaching and taster sessions for all ages on their pristine bowling green adjacent to the village Market. Come along next Saturday, September 3, and have an informal chat to members of the Bowls Club and flex your arm muscles […]

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OMM event based in Cropton

An OMM Bike and Lite event will take place on the North York Moors on Saturday and Sunday September 16 and 17, starting and finishing at the New Inn in Cropton. OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) Lite events are a weekend of trail running, camping and exploring the hills. Teams of runners and cyclists have to […]

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Singing for health – Musical Memories Happy Hour

A Musical Memories Happy Hour is a fun, social singing session during which we sing together some of the best known songs of the 20th century (everyone is provided with a songbook in large print for easy reading) accompanied by live piano and guitar. No previous singing experience is necessary! If you enjoy singing in […]

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Ryedale Walking Group walks in September

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the first half of September: Sunday 4th September: Seven Wainwrights from Mardale Head (10 miles challenging) 2,950ft. Park/Start: 10:30 Mardale Head (NY 469107). Cars leave Pickering at 7:30. (In case you aren’t a walker, and are wondering, the Wainwrights are the 214 fells (hills […]

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Ramblers’ walks in September

Do I hear a weary sigh from the regular reader that we are publishing yet another list of walks? Well, there are walkers among us who might want to know, and more importantly the two walking groups for whom we regularly post (The Ramblers and the Ryedale Walking Group) take the trouble to keep us […]

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Late August walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing three walks in the second half of August: Saturday 20th August: Crook Ness to Hayburn Wyke (8 miles moderate) 200ft. Park/Start: 10:00 Crook Ness near Burniston (TA 026935). Limited parking, car share advised. Sunday 28th August:  Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook’s Monument (7.5 miles moderate+) 1,625ft. Park/Start: 10:30 […]

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Ryedale Family History Group – August Meeting

The next Ryedale Family History Group meeting is offering something a bit different this month, the evening is called, “Research Room Revelations-what happens on Thursdays!” The meeting is on Wednesday 17 August at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Hovingham, YO62 4LF. There will be various speakers on the night giving an insight into the workings […]

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RNLI duck race

Local supporters of the RNLI (“the charity that saves lives at sea”) move into calmer waters on August 29 with the annual duck race on Helmsley Beck. Ducks will be on sale in the Market Place all day at £1.00 apeice, and the race takes place at 3.00 pm. There are usually 600 to 700 […]

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Adult education courses

If the summer sun (well, it does shine sometimes) is lulling your little grey cells into inactivity, you may be thinking of brushing them up again in the autumn, in which case take a look at the Prospectus for adult education courses on offer from North Yorkshire County Council. There are courses in arts, crafts […]

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CAB Ryedale seeks voluntary community officer

In common with many other organisations, both in the statutory and voluntary sectors, Citizens Advice Ryedale (CAR) is experiencing a shortfall in funding. Whilst they are supported financially by Ryedale District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Town and Parish Councils and other grant making trusts, in the current financial year the shortfall in income means […]

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Ryedale Walking Group, the full story

As we regularly post information about walks with the Ryedale Walking Group (and thanks to them for their support of the blog) we take this opportunity to let them tell you a bit more about the Group, as they celebrate their tenth anniversary. The Group was founded by four people in September 2006. Our aim […]

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