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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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Inspiration from wildlife, countryside and coast at the Inspired by… gallery

Wildlife artist Coral Rose captures the energy and beauty of rural life, portraying traditional subjects in a contemporary style, in her fabulous display of work entitled, ‘All Around Us’, exhibiting at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby from 12 August to 4 September. Working predominately in pastel, Coral takes her inspiration from animals and the countryside, […]

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Starlight Walk for hospice

A fund raising  ‘Neon’ Themed Starlight Sponsored Walk for Saint Catherine’s Hospice will take place  on Saturday 10th September. Dig out your glow sticks, don your tangerine leg warmers, and pull on a blue wig for this year’s walk. From 10pm, Scarborough’s North and South Bays will be aglow in neon colour as walkers ‘Light […]

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Upcoming country shows

It’s a busy time of the year with loads of country shows taking place this month, here’s a local selection: August 1 – 31 Lavender Harvest & Distillation, Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham 3 – Thornton-le-Dale Show – Thornton-le-Dale 5 – 7 English National Sheep Dog Trials, Castle Howard 20 – Rosedale Show – Milburn Arms […]

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Concert at Ampleforth Abbey

Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra gives its annual concert at Ampleforth Abbey this year on Thursday August 25. Otcenáš (Our Father) was written for four-part choir, tenor soloist, organ and harp, by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Gioachino Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle (Little solemn mass) was written in 1863, with unusual scoring for voices, two pianos and […]

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Go Ape Offer

Go Ape Dalby Forest have created some special deals for Ryedale businesses to offer your customers. The codes are for use with online booking or at the cabin (although we strongly advise advance bookings to avoid disappointment!) and are as follows… DALM&C16 15% off Tree Top Adventure and Segway Sunday to Friday DALM&CJ16 10% off […]

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Transferable Car Parking Ticket

Ryedale District Council is promoting a transferrable ‘Pay And Display’ car park ticket to encourage visitors to make the most of their day’s out in Ryedale. Residents and visitors to Ryedale now have the opportunity to purchase a parking ticket in any long stay pay and display car park, which is then transferrable between all […]

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Tackling invasive plant species

With help from Yorkshire Water, the North York Moors National Park Authority are about to commence battle with two non-native invasive plant species on the River Esk, River Seph and River Rye catchments. Yorkshire Water are kindly providing funding for the non-native invasive plant control programme, tackling Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam which pose a […]

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How many smoke alarms do you have?

Latest fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance of escaping a fire in the home. For this reason, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and the Fire Kills campaign are encouraging people to have a think about having more smoke alarms in their home. […]

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Early August walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group is offering three walks in the first half of August, a short(ish) day walk, a short evening walk and an away day to the Dales for a slightly tougher walk – something for everyone. Saturday 6th August:  Appleton-le-Moors and Hutton-le-Hole (6 miles easy+) 650ft. Park/Start: 10:00 Appleton-le-Moors Main Street near church […]

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Mediaeval Moorsbus Meander – Sunday the 31st July

Stu Bell, famed walking correspondent for the Whitby Gazette, is going to lead this walk with a difference. He’s the one wearing a Moorsbus “M” badge… Meet at Sinnington crossroads on the A170 at 11:00. Make sure that you give the Rambler and Explorer drivers plenty of warning that you want to stop there. To […]

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HAHS walk around Thornton Dale and Ellerburn

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society concludes its summer programme of outdoor activities next Saturday, July 30, with a walking tour of Thornton Dale and nearby Ellerburn Church. Thornton le Dale is a highly picturesque village, centred on a tiny triangular green with its old market cross and stocks. Its thatched cottages must be one of […]

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Moorbus free travel for under 16s

Up to four under 16s go free with mum or dad all summer long School’s out for summer as the holidays have arrived at last – and with them, the annual challenge of how to keep the whole family happy without breaking the bank! Fortunately, North Yorkshire’s Moorsbus network has the answer. Up to four […]

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Moorbus free travel for under 16s

Up to four under 16s go free with mum or dad all summer long School’s out for summer as the holidays have arrived at last – and with them, the annual challenge of how to keep the whole family happy without breaking the bank! Fortunately, North Yorkshire’s Moorsbus network has the answer. Up to four […]

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Crackdown on Single Person Discount Fraud in Ryedale

Ryedale residents who cheat the Council Tax system by claiming single person discount are being targeted in a campaign by Ryedale District Council. In the coming weeks, the Council will be embarking on an exercise which will identify incorrectly claimed discount among Council Tax payers. This exercise will involve a third party company working on […]

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