Gardens open for charity: Barnville in Wilton

The garden visiting season is gradually coming to an end, but there are still discoveries to be made. New to the list this year is Barnville, just four miles east of Pickering, open to the public under the National Garden Scheme. Over an acre of hidden gardens on the edge of the North York Moors, […]

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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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NYMR Santa Specials now booking

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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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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OMM event based in Cropton – will it concern you?

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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Dog Day at Rievaulx Terrace

Every dog has his day at Rievaulx Terrace on September 4th.

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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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Kirkbymoorside surgery tackle Yorkshire 3 peaks

It will be best feet forward for three colleagues from Kirkbymoorside Surgery when they take on the challenge of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on 27th August, in aid of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. Nicola Ward, Gillian Allanson and Sue O’vastar will be striding out on the 26 miles challenge route starting at Horton-in-Ribblesdale and conquering the […]

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Bils & Rye open gallery in Kirkbymoorside

New gallery to open in Kirkbymoorside

After nearly four years building up their gallery business, Kate & Nick Bentley were finally seduced by the old White Horse hotel in Kirkbymoorside. The task of moving the business, with over 1000 exhibits the five miles has begun with a scheduled opening date of 3rd September 2016. The new gallery space will kick off […]

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Storytelling at Scampston Hall

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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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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Call for ban on grouse shooting

Following our recent piece on pheasant shooting, we thought this item about grouse from the BBC local news might be of interest: More than 80,000 people have signed an online petition calling for a ban on grouse shooting as the season starts. Critics argue that the sport is directly contributing to a rapid fall in […]

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Pickering open studios

Pickering artists open studio weekend

North Yorkshire Open Studios are not operating this year, but the enterprising artists of Pickering have organised their own event. Go 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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Slingsby Sailplane Badge Surprise!

This small enamelled lapel badge sold at the local Ryedale Auctioneers Saleroom at their recent militaria sale for a little over its estimate of £40 – £60. Made in Birmingham for Slingsby Sailplanes, which was the first name of the company now known as Marshall Slingsby Advanced Composites, the badge measures a little over 3cm long and 2 […]

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CAB Ryedale seeks volunteer 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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Italian night at the Penny Bank

On Saturday 27th August – 6.30 – 8.30pm – Questo cibo e molto buono!!

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George & Dragon, Kirkbymoorside

Vacancies at the George and Dragon Hotel, Kirkbymoorside

We have a part -time vacancy for a pot wash, evenings & some weekend work. Also a vacancy for a general assistant, who would have a variety of duties, serving breakfast, some housekeeping and some evening food serving Living wage is guaranteed, a higher rate per hour for a more experienced candidate. Immediate start. For […]

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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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Hares by Coral Rose

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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A message of thanks

My family and I love North Yorkshire, especially Kirkbymoorside, and have visited many times. Last week we spent a lovely week in the town and found the people as friendly as ever. I would really like to say a special thank you to the couple in a van and the man on a mobility scooter […]

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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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Exhibition of wedding dresses at Ryedale Folk Museum

An exhibition of wedding dresses dating from the 1820s to the 1960s has opened in the art gallery at Ryedale Folk Museum. Spanning over a century, the wedding dresses on display represent the changing designs and fashions in bridal wear. The wedding dresses are from the permanent collection at Ryedale Folk Museum and also the […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre seeking volunteers

Looking for a volunteering opportunity with a difference? Lots of interesting possibilities on offer at Helmsley Arts Centre.

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“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” at Hovingham Village Market

First Saturday of the month approaching, so it’s time to think about Hovingham Village Market.  Here’s what the organisers  have to say about this month’s event: Summer and time for al fresco dining, picnics and BBQs. At the Hovingham Market we bring you fabulous local food and produce to make living easy. With over 40 […]

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Concert at Ampleforth Abbey

Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra are giving a concert at Ampleforth Abbey 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 harmonium.  If […]

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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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