Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Courtyard Dairy Cheese Shop Settle

The Courtyard Dairy has moved a few miles along the A65 to Half way between Settle and Austwick - It is just beyond the northern junction with the bypass, at what was the Falconry Centre,  with beautiful views west. It is 3.4 miles from the centre of Settle
It now has a cafe upstairs and a big display area about the history of cheese downstairs. I paid it a visit on its second day of opening at the end of June.

The Shop
The shop still has the big range of cheese - see my earlier article - and I bought some more Dalehead cheese made at Botton Village.

Here is the display area:

Upstairs is the cafe

I had a delicious ham and cheese toasted sandwich with salad.
The menu is based on a whole range of cheese dishes.

As I leave I see more customers sampling the cheese in the shop.

Learning to draw with Margaret Uttley at Meadow Connections, Lower Winskill

Margaret Uttley has produced some lovely big charcoal pictures of our area including one of this view down to Langcliffe and Settle from Lower Winskill.

You can see some in her pictures of Malham Tarn Fen at her current exhibition at Gavagan Gallery underneath the Town Hall, Settle 15 July -18 Aug 2017

So I felt really privileged to be able to attend her class this afternoon of 8th July 2017.

Here is a video of her early instructions to us.

and another

Jane concentrating

After 20 minutes we walked through the wood pasture to the next site, and sat down to draw again

This is me

Side-tracked by an interesting grass

This on my knee is my drawing .. of Doris drawing

Doris later shows her pictures
 Next stop is a field where I have recently been recording plants for Tom

Finally we end up at the Scythe Field.. planning to draw people in action.

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.. We all produced different styles of pictures

A picture by Doris

A big thank you to Margaret.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Northern Scythe Championships 2017 - Lower Winskill 2017

Judith drawing

This on my knee is my
drawing .. of Doris drawing

The Meadow Connections Weekend 7-9 July had workshops and a Ceilidh on Sat 8 July and the Northern Scythe Championships on 9 July.  I took part in the drawing workshop.. and visited some of the others- enamelled jewellery, keeping bees, scythe sharpening.

This video includes the overall winner plus winners of some of the special classes. The first three photos below show the great reach of the winner of the Open Competition Simon Damant

Another competitor who had been learning to
scythe on the course at the weekend.

The scythes ready sharpened, ready for use.

The previous day there had been courses - here people are learning to sharpen the scythe

(For links to workshops I attended at Meadow Connections the previous day, click here)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

1 Aug: Talk: Wildflower Walks around Settle - at St John's, Settle

1 Aug: Illustrated Talk "Wildflower Walks around Settle
     Donations to Rainforest Fund - St John's Methodist Church, Settle 
7.30pm followed by light refreshments.

All welcome

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

40 Teashops & Eating places within 2.6 miles of Settle

Fancy a cup of coffee? You're in luck at Settle.

40 Places!!   

Place number 41: Opened on 27 June: The Courtyard Dairy

Upstairs is the cafe
The shop
 This is 3.4 miles from the centre of Settle - so maybe not within the 2.6 mile definition.. But it's such a fine place I must include it:
See my blogpost 

1. Brand new eating place number 40:- Opened on 21 June 2017: The Coffee- House at The Folly
This picture was taken on 19 June -
as the electricians make final touches
to the new Coffee-house

Inside a Sneak preview
picture taken two days before opening:-
There are two coffee rooms.. 

Ivy-leaved Toadflax growing near the door.

2. Settle Railway Station
Shop at Settle Railway Station -
serve Drinks of Tea and Local Ice-cream

3. 3 Peaks Cafe

Three Peaks Cycle shop -New  Cafe -
Opening times || Picture of inside of cafe
4. The Singing Kettle, Settle
The Singing Kettle, Settle

5.  Poppies Tea Room

Poppies Tea Room


We may be losing our local schools and petrol stations (and even pubs) .. but ..

Settle residents and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to partaking of tea or coffee.

Early-late evening meals: 16 places within 2.6 miles of Settle 

Cup of tea/coffee/cakes on a Tuesday morning within Settle itself (excluding even Giggleswick): 17 places (or 20 including take-aways).  Not bad for a resident population of c.4500 (including Settle, Giggleswick, Langcliffe and Stainforth)

Places nearby but outside Settle include (distances from Settle Market Place) : The Courtyard - 1.7 miles, Craven Arms (1.3 miles) The Knights Table. Little Stainforth (2.6 miles), The Craven Heifer, Stainforth (2.4 miles)

A big thank you to all the visitors who support our shops!!!.


6. Settle Down Cafe

Settle Down Cafe

Tuesday Mornings only:-
  1. Settle Methodist Church Tuesday Coffee Morning 10-12  
  2. Settle Anglican Church Tuesday Coffee Morning and Lunches c 10-13.30  
  3. Traidcraft Tuesday Coffee Morning/Shop at the Friends Meeting House 10-12  
  4. Victoria Hall  Tuesday 10.00-15.00 Coffee and Bacon Butties.

    Sunday Afternoons only:-
  5. Langcliffe Teas in Summer - Hurray! Langcliffe Institute, Langcliffe - 2-4.30pm. 5 Stars (I'm biased)

    All Week Days, and sometimes Sundays:-
  6. Lay of the Land Garden Centre 
  7. Poppies Tea Rooms   10.00-15.00  (Wed Closed)
  8. Singing Kettle
  9. Naked Man Cafe             Longridge ice-cream
  10. Settle Down Cafe
  11. 3 Peaks Cycle Shop Cafe
  12. Limestone View Cafe
  13. Settle Railway Station
  14. The Fisherman 11.30-20.30
  15. Fish and Chip Shop Cafe at the Shambles 11.30-19.30 (Cafe) 11.30-20.30 (shop). Yorks Tea
  16. Watershed Mill (really in Langcliffe Parish)
  17. Car and Kitchen
  18. Bar 13  3pm-11pm Internet Cafe
  19. The Falcon Hotel
  20. The Folly Coffee-House 9.30am - 4.30pm Mon- Sat and 10.30am - 4.30 on Sunday

  21. Talbot Arms - open all day
  22. The Royal Oak   Lunch 12-2.30pm and evenings
  23. The Lion  All Day

    Take Away:
  24. Forage and Feast      9-3.30pm M,T Th,F  9-1pm W, Sa
  25. Settle (Coop) Petrol Garage 7-11pm 
  26. Booths - Coffee

    Take Away / Evening restaurants:
  27. Dales Pizza 824411 Take Away and Delivery
  28. Ruchees
  29. R. Spice - Indian on the Market Place    5-10pm F, Sa 5-11pm
  30. China Choice - Take away (no tea/coffee)  825825  5pm-11pm (Fri,Sa -middnight)
  31. Italian - Basement of the Shambles    824929 (5-9pm). Summer June-Aug also 12-3pm)
  32. Griddle and Sizzle     5-9pm T,Th,Fr,Sa,Su  M,T closed. 822277
  33. Little House              W,Th, F, Sa, Su from 6pm Closed Mo Tu 823963
  34. The Craven Arms     (weekends and evenings) 
  35. The Black Horse 
  36. The Hart's Head        12pm-9pm
  37. The Tuck shop -        Well Ice cream--  and Fizzy drinks - no coffee,

    Within three miles of Settle:  
  38. The Courtyard
  39. Knights Table - Little Stainforth    BD24 0DP 822200 9.00-21.00
  40. The Craven Heifer, Stainforth
  41.  The Courtyard Dairy, Beyond north end of Settle Bypass  LA2 8AS - View: Google Maps.

Population (2011 Census) Settle:2560 Giggleswick 1270, Langcliffe: 231 (total S,G,L: 4061) 
Stainforth: 231. We also have two large caravan sites (not included)

The Talbot Arms has just had its doorposts painted for you.

Enjoy the beer garden at the back of the Talbot

Post first started 24 May 2017 but is frequently updated - latest update: 12 July

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Horton Gala Day 3 of Do Something Wild

Do something outdoors - 3 June - Horton Gala - The start of the Pen y Ghent Fell Race

On your marks

Alpacas from Kirby Lonsdale