Thursday 12 January 2023

First Day of the Month Climate Walks around Settle: 2020-2023

Here is a list of the walks we have held. 

Click on the links to see some of the lovely places we have visited with great scenery and interesting wildlife. 

 I hope you can see that we are enjoying the company and the exercise too.

All are welcome to come on these walks.  They are publicised through Churches Together in Settle and through Craven Conservation Group  (All are welcome including people who are not naturalists and who are not Christian or religious)  

We discover and learn about our environment - both natural history facts - and about new places near where we live.

We take litter collecting bags and usually pick litter en route..

We raise awareness about Climate change - We usually have a short stop for reflection on route and use the latest sheet produced by a group called "Prayandfastfortheclimate" and sometimes Green Christian's monthly guide


Wed 1 Feb 2023: Likely starting time: 1.30pm. Route yet to be decided. Email to ask for details  Route will be put up once we have decided.


On 1 Jan 2023 - We did not run a walk ourselves - we advertised the Parish walk to Keasden Head Farm (see also the 2022 Jan walk to Keasden Head) - I did not go because I had Covid


On 1 Dec 2022 six of us walked up the Nature Trail at Clapham sang a song for COP15 Biodiversity Summit - found waxcaps and saw the sunset.
On 1 Nov - Side of Settle Golf Course. Just two of us went and recorded Waxcaps (the other 12 had genuine excuses)
On 1 Oct Fungi were found at Scaleber, but the main group met at Upper Settle
On 1 Sept we found cranberries on Rathmell Common
On 1 Aug we revisited Malham Tarn Fen SSSI- so much has changed in a month! On 1 July we visited Malham Tarn Fen
On 1 June we visited sites near Colt Park near Ribblehead
On 1 May we had a short walk at Horton following the Lambing Service.
On 1 April we walked up the slopes of Penyghent and saw the purple saxifrage
On 1 March we walked from Helwith Bridge round the Moss, and below Foredale
On 1 Feb we walked from Gig to Close House near the bypass & back via the Ribble
On 1 Jan 2022 we went to Keasden Head


On 1 Dec 2021 we went to Rathmell
On 1 Nov 2021 we went to Austwick, Wharf and the Clapper Bridge
On 1 Oct we went to Thorns and Ribblehead
On On Sept 1st we went to Whelpstone Crag.
On Aug we joined the annual St Oswald's Day walk (pics below) at Horton.
On 1 July we went for a walk on a nature reserve in Ribblesdale.
On 1 June we went to Selside
(23 May: CTISAD Pentecost Walk to Oxenber Woods)
On 1 May we walked throught the bluebells at Lord's Wood ) (7)
On 1 April we ( Just 2 of us - limited to 2 by covid restrictions ) - litter-picked beside the Ribble at Stainforth
On 1 March ( litter picking in Settle)
On 1 Feb we litter picked beside the Ribble at Stainforth (Just 2 - Covid restrictions)
On 1 Jan 2021 there was not New Year's Day CTISAD walk but Judith went on a walk for the BSBI New Year Plant Hunt


On 1 Dec 2020 We (2) walked up Castleberg Crag and picked litter
On 1 Nov 2020 We went on our first walk for the climate (in the rain) - (3 plus 3) beside the Ribble in Giggleswick and Settle


The pictures used to illustrate this page were all taken on 1 Nov 2021 - A bright morning following an exceptionally wet night - hence the flooded road between Austwick and Wharf, and the high level of water at the Clapper Bridge