Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Settle Wildflowers - Day 62 - Red 16 - Greater Burnet, Salad Burnet

1. Greater Burnet: 
Dark red-brown, marble-sized pompoms blowing in the wind. And just coming out now. I call it the Midland Railway Plant because it is the same colour as the Midland Railway - Settle Carlisle Line.

Here it is growing on a road verge 
next to the Settle Carlise Line, 
on the underpass leading to the Langcliffe Hoffman Kiln

I used to give a talk at Malham Tarn Field Centre Every year in July for the participants of the week's course that David Allison ran on "The Settle Carlisle Line  and other railways." I would collect a few flowers from the roadside near the railway - including Greater Burnet. to take up and show the group. When you look under a hand-lens you can see such detail and beauty as to blow your mind away.

The pompom is made of lots of separate flowers. Each flower has 4 dark red sepals, no petals, 4 anthers and one stigma that is papillate (Has tiny lumps - papillae on it)

It likes to grow in "traditional" Hay Meadows and damp lime rich places. It gives its name to the vegetation type found on traditionally managed flood meadows such as those at the Derwent  Ings. ( British NVC community MG4 Meadow Foxtail- Greater Burnet Grassland) 

There would once have been lots of this vegetation in the meadows between Long Preston and Settle. Now they have been reseeded and the Greater Burnet is gone, except for odd plants on the road verge.

It would once have been more common in traditional dales hay meadows, but now the meadows are cut so promptly after the first date allowable for cutting that that plants do not get chance to shed seed, unless they are growing on a field margin.

I remember when small and travelling by car to Weardale with my parents - ritual stops were made at certain fields to collect flowers to make burnet  wine. But that was over 50 years ago.

2. Salad Burnet:

Earlier in the year Greater Burnet's little sister "Salad Burnet" was in flower on several the grazed limestone slopes I walked over.  The pinnate leaves are very similar to Greater Burnet, but smaller. And smell and taste of Cucumber.
The flowers are different: The top flowers in the pompom are all female - they have  red

Salad Burnet on Langcliffe Brow

Since both species have once pinnate leaves and both grow on limestone soils, how do can you tell them apart when they are not flowering?

Greater Burnet Leaves

Greater Burnet

Salad Burnet

On the topic of the Settle Carlisle Line, 
Why not 
a) Visit the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line Shop at Settle - where you can buy cups of tea, ice cream and gifts and cards. - normally open 10 - 3.15 daily but currently depends on volunteer availability. This is one of the 45 places within 2.6 miles of Settle where you can buy food or drinks or (some eat in, some take away)

b) Go on a trip on the Staycation Train from Skipton to Appleby and back (It does stop at Settle) - It started last week and runs three times a day.
You will see Greater Burnet on some of the banks of the trackside .


 Malham Tarn Field Centre 8-Aug-2013:-

Greater Burnet, Knapweed and Devil's-bit Scabious on Tarn Close the lawn at Malham Tarn Field Centre 8-Aug-2013

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Settle Wildflowers - Day 61 - Red 15 - Common Figwort and Green Figwort but no Water Figwort

I remember learning to recognise Figwort as a small child - to me, the dark red flowers like little helmets are intriguing and distinctive. It has square stems. It belongs to the Figwort Family - Scrophulariaceae.  The fruit is a TWO-celled ovary.

1. Common Figwort - Scrophularia nodosa

25 June 2020 Ribble  
just south of 
Station road, Settle

25 July 2020 
Hoffman Kiln Yard, 

Common figwort - Scrophularia nodose  25 July 2020
Can you see the four lower stamens, producing pollen. 
Then the dark structure above them is the staminode 
(A structure derived from a stamen but it does not produce pollen.

So it is different to the Lamiaceae (labiates) whose fruit is FOUR nuts together, nestling the green calyx, as in as Wild Basil, Betony, Selfheal and Bugle

Common Figwort grows in "weedy disturbed habitats". - such as in towns. I found some by the Ribble just south of Settle earlier this year, and yesterday I found some at the Hoffman Kiln yesterday including in the area that the Council would like to develop. It is a common plant. (See map at end of this post)
Key feature: Its four sided stem is NOT winged.

2. Water Figwort
Water Figwort Scrophularia auriculata and Green Figwort Scrophularia umbrosa  both have winged stems and look very similar to each other and grow in wet places.

Long ago I used to call every Figwort I found with a winged stem "Water Figwort"   because the distribution map show it is much commoner than Green Figwort.

However... All the figwort plants with winged stems I have looked at in the last few years around Settle have turned out to be the much less common Green Figwort Scrophularia umbrosa.
We found some with the BSBI in ditches in the fields that flood near the Ribble south of Runley Bridge last July on their Summer Trip, and also just below the Skipton Bypass.

This week I went to the Hoffman Kiln near Langcliffe. There are two deep trenches/ cuttings where trains came to either the side of the kiln with trucks to collect the Lime. Although the one at the east (hill) side dried up in the drought in May, it is normally filled with a deep wet pool. Earlier in the year I had seen a big figwort growing in it so I went back this week.  The pool was too deep and brambly to wade in. I leaned of the edge of the footpath and took photos: 

Green Spleenwort at the Hoffman Kiln,
 growing amongst Meadowsweet

I am happy it is Green Figwort because Green Figwort has rhizomes; it has up to 40 to 50 serrate-crenate teeth on each side of the leaves, and the base of the leaf tends to be cuneate.  (
Water Figwort on the other hand, is tufted not rhizomatous, has 25-32 teeth per side of leaf, and is more cordate at the base of the leaf

But I could not access a flower. So I show here is a photo of the flower I collected at Skipton Bypass last year

If you look inside a Figwort flower you will see it has four stamens (anther on a stalk)  and the fifth stamen is replaced by a dark red staminaode (a sterile stamen) just above them.  In Green Figwort the staminode has TWO lobes:   (Water Figwort would just have one lobe)

Green Figwort at Skipton Bypass underpass. 

If you know of a Water Figwort site near Settle do Tell me.

Below: Maps taken from the BRC and BSBI website.

Green Figwort - S umbrosa
Water Figwort - Scrophularia umbrosa
Common Figwort - Scrophularia nodosa

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Settle Wildflowers - Day 60 - Red 14 - Magenta - Wild Basil & Lamb's-ear; Creeping & Spear Thistle ( Thistles and Labiates 3)

First thanks to Andy Holden who 2 weeks ago .. when I asked "What do you think will come after Betony? (Stachys officinalis)", suggested Lamb's-Ear.
"What's Lamb's Ear?" I thought. And looked it up. Ah another Stachys

Lamb's-Ear is a cultivated plant: Stachys byzantina. Like many other cultivated plants it is now presented in Stace, and on the BSBI website as it can occasionally be found "escaped".

This specimen was not "escaped" but is growing happily at the entrance to Langcliffe village next to someone's garden. Its leaves have a lovely texture. The plant does smell very slightly of Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)


The only other Stachys we MIGHT get in this area is Stachys palustris. - Hedge Woundwort. but the only sites I know of are at Helwith Bridge and near Gordale Scar.. both too far to walk to in my current tie schedule.

However this lunchtime (25 July) I was DELIGHTED to find another labiate:
Clinopodium vulgare - Wild Basil (map). 

It is in the "derelict" area at the Hoffman Kiln that the Council hope to develop into workshops. (So its future does not look secure.).  I was on a day's "Zoom Call" and we had an hour off for lunch, and I took fresh air and explored the old yard at the Hoffman Kiln.

I have only found Wild Basil once (or maybe twice) before in Craven. and that time was also in the Hoffman Kiln Area. But the plant I found today was a much bigger plant. The BSBI map says it has not been found in our area since 1999. I wonder if that was my record too?

Yeah litter - perhaps I should have cropped it out.

The Labiate family have square stems and often a strong smell. Their fruit consist of four nuts. The flowers  have an upper and a lower lip, though the lips may be lobed..

It is a much less branched plant than Marjoram (Origanum vulgare) which also grows in the Hoffman Kiln area. (Look forward to that another day)

The two thistles are Creeping Thistle and Spear Thistle.

Creeping Thistle - Cirsium arvense with ladybird - at Langcliffe Mill Pond.

Spear Thistle - Cirsium vulgare at the Hoffman Kiln sheds.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Settle Wildflowers - Day 59 - Red 13 - Magenta - Knapweed - and a face mask that lets deaf people lip-read

Just received the face-mask I sent off for. Thank you to Feltbybex at Etsy . And big thank you to the dental surgery - Diamond Smiles at Barnoldswick for fixing my teeth last week.
Knapweed - Centaurea nigra - just coming out now
Now I can go shopping and still tell my Hard of Hearing friends about the wonderful flowers we can see on walks around Settle - In the picture a Knapweed (purple) and the picture lower down, Meadow Cranesbill (blue) Ordinary masks must give a terrible barrier to deaf people who rely on lip-reading. The Knapweed comes from Colt Park meadow near Ribblehead where I have been working for a month and was planted there as part of an experiment many years ago. I kept some flowers when they cut the grass for hay on Monday. Knapweed seems to be a wildflower that will survive in a glass of water and not wilt. This variety has longer outer florets than our normal Knapweed.
Meadow Crane's-bill from my garden,
but lots in the roadside opposite too.

Keep following
(this blog) to see what flowers I continue to find around Settle. If you live in walking distance of Settle or Langcliffe and would like to join me and possibly other members of Craven Conservation Group on an afternoon or evening walk (2m apart of course, and only up to 6 people total), do get in touch. ---------------
The next section is side tracking a little - because it is Colt Park 12 miles away, not Settle.. (and I may move this section onto a separate page sometime - But I'll get it up now whilst it is topical - and it shows where the odd knapweed came from
Recording the plots on Sunday 19 July.
The farmer is in the background with the tractor
cutting the main part of the field outside the plots.
There is some Knapweed in the right foreground

Monday 20 July - and the plots are "being "shorn"

As I leave Colt Park on Mon 20 July I notice the "Staycation Luxury Skipton to Appleby train" returning down the Settle Carlisle Line with Pen y Ghent in the Distance - at 15:19 - It is the first day that this service has been running.

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Settle Wildflowers - Day 58 - Red 12 - Pink - Prunus cerasifera - Cherry Plum - but which?

This photo is from in Giggleswick Churchyard on 23 April. 

I should have posted this on Day 15 (29 April) instead of now in late July as Day 58
I hope to go and look at the tree again this coming week , in the remote hope it may have fruit.

25 April - at the start of a walk up the B6480 up towards Bucker Brow - so quiet during Lockdown. Cherry Plum in the foreground

My friend Doris Cairns is writing a book about the wild life in Giggleswick churchyard, illustrated by her paintings. It has a map of the trees in the churchyard. This copper coloured Prunus species (Prunus cerasifera - Pissardii - Nigra - presents a problem as we are not sure what English name to give it.

Can any Settle Gardeners out there tell us? We are referring to this copper coloured variety, not just ordinary Cherry Plum.

It is not one of Britain's native species. It is native to Southeast Europe and Western Asia, and is naturalised in the British Isles.
Stace (the UK botanisits' main Wildflower book) and the BSBI website both now include a lot of non-native species - If botanists can recognise them they can record them and we will be able to see which "Garden Escapes" are becoming naturalised.

There is a display reminding people of Doris's forthcoming book in Gigglewick Church put up by Margaret Fox on Friday.  (Next to it is a display of the Pebbles painted by children in Settle and placed around Settle over the past few months). I have added a few pictures from this blog to the bottom of the display - including the question - "What do we call this cherry?"

Black Cherry Plum? Purple Cherry Plum? Pissard's Cherry Plum?

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Settle Wildflowers - Day 57 - Red 11 - Pink - Willowherbs in Miss Victoria's Tea Garden

Visitors to, 
and Residents of, 
will be raring to go to Miss Victoria's Refreshment Garden 
(also known as the bit of spare land outside Victoria Hall, Britain's longest running Music Hall).
Correction - World's Oldest Music Hall.

They will be going,

not for the delicious drinking chocolate with marshmallows and huge range of sandwiches including coronation chicken, egg mayonnaise..

not for the company of meeting other people on the lawn, sitting on comfortable chairs under the gazebos to shelter from the sun and in case of the rare (!?) showers we get at Settle

not for the chance to pick up lots of bargains at the sale of useful goods in the hall sold in aid of the Hall - a treasure-trove of vintage articles of the finest quality, (I picked up a copy of the sheet music of Carol Kings Tapestry songs to play on my accordion - thanks whoever donated it)

No .. they will be going to see today's three pink flowers:-

Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium)
Great Willowherb - or Codlins and Cream (Epilobium hirsutum)

Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum)

Back/Midground: Rosebay Willowherb
Foreground: Greater Willowherb -just coming out (See lower for closerups)

Drinking chocolate with marshmallow

The leaves of Broad-leaved Willowherb are wide near the base

Broad-leaved Willowherb - you may even have this prize plant as a weed in your garden. Note the way the style
 divides into four stigmas.

Here is a close up of Greater Willowherb - Epilobium hirsutm

Which is also growing beside the Mill Pool near 
the Locks at Langcliffe

It also has four stigmas

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

45 Teashops & Eating places within 2.6 miles of Settle

Fancy a cup of coffee? You're in luck at Settle. A choice of over 40 Places!!.
I first wrote this post four years ago in May 2017 - and the selection of eating places only gets better! . many now with outdoor eating places.. and views of Settle flower pot people..

I keep adding new comments to the tops of this post... Maybe you should read if from the bottom up???

One benefit of Covid is that many cafes now have out door tables either on the pavement in front or in their gardens at the back.

New Aug 2021 (well 29 July I think), the main Coop on the market place has started selling hot coffee from a coffee machine.
 But I realise that Booths stopped their coffee machine a while ago, so they cancel each other out.

NEW - early summer 2021: Busy Bee  and (new for me ) Rathmell Old School alternate Sunday Lunches (incl take away).. which I realise fall withing the 2.6mile radius,

I wrote an update in July 2020  (see lower down) and now here I am a year later in July 2021: 

Just a paragraph of where Covid is now: Covid, which started affecting us seriously in March 2020 is still here. People started going to Skipton for vaccinations in Feb 2021 then to Lancaster and other places and since May in Settle. This week people came to Settle St John's and were turned away - one person because she had only had a 3 week 6 day period since here first jab, and the govenment had in the last few days said that an8 week gap is required between vaccinations not just 4 weeks. The second was a very tall 17 year old going off to work tomorrow - but not allowed to have ti becaseu the rule is you have to be 18.

July 2021 Update

Two new places closed down in 2020:
Boxer and Hound in spring closed and has been replaced by Busy Bee.  (Opposite the Talbot and Opposite the Folly)

On Saturday 10 July Sugar and Spice held its final day (on the corner of Station Road). Settle Action for Climate Emergency held its meeting there in person rather than by Zoom, to say good bye to Sacha and wish her well.

On Sunday I went to Rathmell to the Rathmell Old School Community Centre - for a wonderful friendly lunch. these happen fortnightly made by volunteers to raise money for the centre. from 12 to 2pm. so the next ones will be 25 July 8, 22 Aug.
This is 2.6 miles as the crow flies from Settle Market Place.

Even though I arrived at 1.45 there was still hot beef rolls and chips available and a mouthwatering choice of deserts. I chose carrot cake because it came in a little box that would be easy as a take away.

Sitting outside on one of the benches (there was a choice of indoor or outdoor places) I met Linda .. who reminded me how she had provided pavlovas for the Anglican Diocese Eco Event at Tosside Community Centre in 2008.

So far As I know the other coffee shops, restaurants etc are either running or planning to open again in August (Langcliffe Teas) or September (Settle Methodist Church Tuesday Coffee Morning.

Settle Flower Pot Festival is running again this summer.. - so do come and visit Settle July - August

July 2020 update:

A few of the places below are still shutdown due to the Covid Lockdown (e.g. Church Coffee Mornings). It is now Aug 2020. 

Meanwhile news of THREE NEW PLACES opened in 2020- specifically in July 2020 and August:

1. Miss Victoria's Refreshment Garden: 
3: Settle Cheese and Charchuterie Shop - with take away tea and benches outside

1. Miss Victoria's Refreshment Garden: 

Adjacent to Victoria Hall (which now has a delectable display of useful and vintage donated goods for sale to support the hall) - on Kirkgate, opposite Ashfield CarPark
Open most days (but I wonder if it will be slightly weather dependent) 

2: Aory's Thai Take Away and Resturant
The facebook page says:  We are opening on the 15th of July, from 5 till 9, then every Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5 till 9. We are operating a booking system, you can book a time slot and date up to 2 weeks in advance, once you have booked your slot, you can place your order preferably the day before, thanks.

The new Thai Restaurant is on the north side of the Market Place (above Practically Everything next to the Coop). I went to have a look. On the way found a yellow composite I am not used to seeing round Settle - though it is common nationally. It was growing both below and just above the restaurant. When I have found it in other places (generally in dry, mown road verges) it has been much smaller -
Here is a fine specimen with a fine view of Settle Market Place

Smooth Hawk's-beard - Crepis capillaris
View from  Aory's Take Away Thai Restaurant Settle - opened July 2020

3.   Settle Cheese and Charchuterie Shop - with take away tea and benches outside

Newly opened on 1 Dec 2019: Sugar and Spice - Eco-Friendly Cafe



45 Places within 3 miles of Settle!!   .. (yes, the total has grown since I started this post two and three quarter years ago.)

The five new ones added in 2019 are:
Sugar and Spice - Eco-Friendly Cafe December 2019

Sydney's - Tapas Bar and Restaurant - Summer 2019
The Waffle Cone Ice-cream shop Spring 2019
and newly added to this post, but both going many years:
Settle Conservative Club
Settle Social Club

We have lost two in 2019 - Traidcraft at the Quakers, and (..)

I list all 45 lower down this post.  - I keep adding or highlighting a place every few weeks.

May 2018: Newly opened:
Place number 10: The Boxer and Hound  - [Return to index]
on facebook 
6 High Street, BD24 9EX Settle

Light snacks. Open till 6pm which is useful. Plans to be open 10am-8pm Specialises in Yorkshire ground coffee and speciality beers.

How do you tell it is dog friendly  apart from the name?

Ans: There is a dog's water bowl at the entrance. 

I see it is toddler friendly too.

Index of 45 places

Tuesday Mornings only:-

  1. Settle Methodist Ch. Tuesday Coffee Morning 10-12 - CLOSED
  2. Settle Angl Ch. Tuesday Coffee & Lunches 10-13.30 -CLOSED

  3. Victoria Hall  Tuesday Coffee and Bacon Butties 10.00-15.00 -CLOSED 

Sunday Afternoons only:-

4. Langcliffe Teas in Summer - Langcliffe Inst  2-4.30pm. ***** CLOSED

All Week Days, and sometimes Sundays:

  1. Lay of the Land Garden Centre 
  2. NEW: The Wonky Cake Cafe
  3. Singing Kettle
  4. Naked Man Cafe             Longridge ice-cream
  5. Boxer and Hound       Open till 6pm
  6. 3 Peaks Cycle Shop Cafe
  7. Limestone View Cafe - CLOSED?
  8. The Fisherman - Fish and Chips 11.30-20.30
  9. Fish and Chip Shop Cafe at the Shambles 11.30-19.30 (Cafe) 11.30-20.30 (shop). Yorks Tea
  10. Watershed Mill (really in Langcliffe Parish), 4 minutes walk from the north river bridge - CLOSED
  11. Car and Kitchen
  12. Bar 13  3pm-11pm Internet Cafe
  13. The Folly Coffee-House Mon- Sat9.30am - 4.30pm; Sun: 10.30am - 4.30 
  14. Sugar and Spice - Eco-Friendly Cafe December 2019

Hostelries in Settle:-

  1. Talbot Arms -     open all day and evening
  2. The Royal Oak   Lunch    12-2.30pm and evenings
  3. The Lion  -  open all day and evening
  4. The Falcon Hotel
  5. Sydney's - Tapas Bar
  6. Settle Social Club 
  7. Settle Conservative Club

Take Away (Mostly Drinks only)

  1. Forage and Feast      9-3.30pm M,T Th,F  9-1pm W, Sa
  2. Settle Railway Station - Take away coffee
  3. Settle (Coop) Petrol Garage     7am-11pm 
  4. Booths - Coffee    8am-9pm Suns: 9.30am-4pm - think they have stopped the coffee 
  5. Lambert's newsagents - Market Place- Earliest for coffee: 5.30am-5pm
  6. Premier-Settle Convenience Store - Coffee, 1 Duke St 8am-10pm (-11pm Fri Satt),
  7. The Waffle Cone Ice-cream Shop Spring 2019
  8. Settle Cheese and Charcuterie - Spring 2020

Take Away Food / Evening restaurants:

  1. Milano Pizza -   824411 Take Away and Delivery  4pm-11pm
  2. Ruchees
  3. R. Spice - Indian on the Market Place    5-10pm F, Sa 5-11pm
  4. China Choice - Take away (no tea/coffee)  825825  5pm-11pm (Fri,Sa -middnight)
  5. Italian - Basement of the Shambles    824929 (5-9pm). Summer June-Aug also 12-3pm)
  6. Aory's Thai Take Away and Resturant - replaces Griddle and Sizzle above "Practically Everything" next to the Coop.
  7. Little House              W,Th, F, Sa, Su from 6pm Closed Mo Tu 823963


  1. The Craven Arms  near Gig Rly Station   (weekends and evenings) 
  2. The Black Horse 
  3. The Hart's Head        12pm-9pm

Within three miles of Settle and Giggleswick  

  1. The Courtyard  Restaurant    Beyond south end of Settle Bypass
  2. Knights Table - Little Stainforth  Restaurant and bar  BD24 0DP 822200 9.00-21.00
  3. The Craven Heifer, Hostelry Stainforth
  4. The Courtyard Dairy, Cafe and Cheese shop 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)

Place 24: in summer: Settle Railway Station [Return to index]
Shop at Settle Railway Station -
serve Drinks of Tea 

Dec 2017: Place Number 24: Settle Railway Station. On Sat 9th Dec 2017 there were mince pies and sherry  at 10am onwards -and the chance to hear Settle Voices singing folk carols at 10am  before they set off  on the train for Ribblehead 


Right: Enjoying the Christmas Food at Settle Station Open Day 2016

Above: 10 December 2016 - Jumpy filming - but meaningful words

Below: 13 Dec 2014 - this makes a good story.
 (The video is so long so you may wish to skip the middle two thirds.)

Then in the afternoon Settle Voices are joined by Lakeland Voices -- singing in...


Place number 21: the Lion - [Return to index]


Nov 2017: (Day of Rainforest Fund Coffee Morning at St John's)
Place number 1: St John's Tuesday coffee mornings 10-12
[Return to index]

Place number 1: Settle Methodist Church BD24 9JH
: 10am-12midday - There is coffee every Tuesday - but the first Tuesday of the month it is always for charity


August 2017: During Settle Flowerpot Festival:
Place number 27: Coffee available from 5.30am!! - Lamberts: Newsagents on the Marketplace:  [Return to index]

 Lamberts has an outside  Notice board with small adds.

It's Settle FlowerPot Festival time of year - and Lamberts has a Liquorice Allsort Man!.

Place number 42: Opened on 27 June 2017: The Courtyard Dairy [Return to index]

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:
Upstairs is the cafe
See my blogpost 


Place number 18:-. Brand new Opened on 21 June 2017: The Coffee- House at The Folly [Return to index]

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.

Place number 20: 3 Peaks (Cycle Shop) Cafe [Return to index]

Three Peaks Cycle shop -New  Cafe -
Opening times || Picture of inside of cafe  

Place number 8: The Singing Kettle, Settle [Return to index]

The Singing Kettle, Settle

5.  Poppies Tea Room [Return to index]

Poppies Tea Room


The Talbot Arms
 [Return to index]
The Talbot Arms has just had its doorposts painted for you.

Enjoy the beer garden at the back of the Talbot

Place number 1: St John's Tuesday coffee mornings 10-12
[Return to index]

Place number 1: Settle Methodist Church BD24 9JH
: 10am-12midday - There is coffee every Tuesday - but the first Tuesday of the month it is always for charity. e.g. on 5 Nov 2019 we made £170 for the Rainforest Fund!

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 3 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) The Courtyard Dairy 3.4 miles.

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

Post first started 24 May 2017 but is frequently updated - latest update:15 July 2020