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WEA courses in Pickering

The Pickering branch of the WEA is offering three courses this autumn, covering a wide range of interests. History: the Hellenistic World Tutor Robert Wright will lead an examination of the history, art and culture of the Greek-speaking world between the time of Alexander the Great and the rise of Rome. Fridays from September 23. […]

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York Guildhall Orchestra concert, October 15

York Guildhall Orchestra opens its new season at the York Barbican on Saturday October 15. Jamie Walton makes a welcome return to perform with the Orchestra, playing the glorious Concerto for Cello and Orchestra by Antonin Dvorak – full of rich tunes so evocative of his homeland. Alongside the concerto, the orchestra will be performing […]

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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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NYMR Santa Specials booking now

We really don’t like publishing Christmas events before the summer holiday has finished, but knowing how popular the railway’s Santa Specials are, we thought we’d better tell you that booking is now open. Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with the Santa Express […]

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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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This Sunday: Storytelling Sunday at Scampston Hall

Visit the beautiful Scampston Hall for a Sunday afternoon of storytelling in the garden and grounds to celebrate classic children’s tales such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Peter Rabbit. There’s plenty to do for all the family including story walks, children’s crafts, a book cover trail, pop-up bookshop and a special performance of The […]

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Northern Gas Networks Launches £50k Community Promises Fund

Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributer for the north of England, has launched our Community Promises Fund, in collaboration with the Leeds Community Foundation (LCF). All applications are welcome, whether or not you’ve worked with NGN before. The Community Promises Fund is a £50,000 reserve offering grants of £1k to £10k to support projects, […]

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Witnesses sought for break-in at church

Police have launched an investigation after offenders tried to enter the vestry at a village church and caused damage to the donation box. The incident happened at St Andrew’s Church, Middleton, near Pickering between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select […]

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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, including one that starts just down the road in Lastingham. 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 […]

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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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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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Pickering artists open studios

North Yorkshire Open Studios are not operating this year, but the enterprising artists of Pickering have organised their own. Come and see the Artists in their natural environment! Ceramics, paintings, stained glass, feltwork, prints, cards and other intriguing stuff. Maps at Tourist Information hub, or Art hub at The Sun Inn in Westgate.

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Pickering Beck clean up

After recently moving into the Pickering area I was impressed with the town and the Pickering Beck. I felt that I would like to give something back to the area and one day while walking along I noticed some rubbish in the beck. I contacted the authorities to ask if I would be doing anything […]

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NYMR appeal update

You may recall that back in May we posted an appeal from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, who were hoping to raise £20,000 to make a down payment on the purchase of 5 Bridge Street, Pickering, a lovely old propery adjacent to the Pickering station. We are pleased to report that this appeal raised some […]

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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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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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