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Service for Sunday the 5th of September

    Weekly Service from the Ingleborough Churches.

September walks with the Walking Group.
Please note our afternoon start on 1st September at 2pm, all others leave Lairgill at 9.30am.

Our first on Wednesday 1st is a 6 mile afternoon walk meeting at Lairgill at 14.00. 
Starting from the car park opposite the playing fields at Burton-in-Lonsdale, we follow the well trodden path to Clifford Hall. Then its field paths and tracks to Scaleber Farm, Old Wennington and to Wennington along Spout Lane. We return to the start via Gill Farm.

 On Friday the 10th we will park at Barbon Village Hall (donation) to walk on Middleton Fell to Calf Top (at just over 2000' it is classed as a mountain). Please note that as this is a grouse moor, dogs are not allowed. We pass the church, follow the drive to Barbon Park and onto Eskholme, turning sharp right to a gate. The real uphill starts here, heading to Eskholme Pike, Castle Knott and Calf Top with extensive views. We bear west, reaching the foot of the ravine of Millhouse Gill and a waterfall, before retracing our steps to Eskholme and the start. 7.5 miles.

 The Lowgill and Lune Viaduct walk of about 9.5 miles on Thursday the 16th is not a strenuous walk. There may be a longer stretch than usual between coffee and lunch so extra / more substantial snacks might be appropriate. From the A684 outside Sedbergh take the B6257 (signed Tebay & Firbank) – the road is narrow in places. Park at Lowgill at the side of the road between the disused Lowgill Viaduct and where the B6257 goes under the West Coast Main Line and the M6. We follow the Dales Way towards Lakethwaite, parallel to the M6, before turning towards Birchfield and then along the farm drive to the lane. We make a small detour to Fox's Pulpit (coffee stop) before doubling back to descend back to the B6257 at Goodies. We pick up another footpath to Underknotts, Whinny Haw and down through the woods, crossing the B road again before emerging at Bridge End. Caution is required along the short section of A road and across the single track of the bridge before turning to pick up the Dales Way again. We go along the Lune, beneath the Lune Viaduct to the (other) Crook of Lune, across the bridge, up the lane beneath Lowgill Viaduct and back to the cars.

 Our final walk of about 7 miles on Friday the 24th is in Autumn, which officially starts on Wednesday 22nd. Starting at Stainforth, we go to Feizor via Smearsett Scar and Wharfe Wood. From Feizor we will go along the top of Giggleswck Scar to Stackhouse, with a diversion to see Dead Man's Cave and the often by-passed Celtic Wall. At Stackhouse, we drop down to the Ribble, which we follow back to Stainforth. With luck, we may see salmon leaping!

Our first October walk led by Mary T and Kate T is on Tuesday the 5th at Hurst Green.


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From Bentham Surgery:
If you receive an invite for a Covid vaccination via letter- this has not come from us. SML Covid
You can follow the instructions on the letter and book a vaccine at one of the vaccination sites
on offer and we understand these are in Lancaster, Morecambe or Kendal.
Please do not ring the surgery to book from a letter invite.
These letters seem to be going out from a central source and we have not been informed who these are going out to.
All the invites from us at the surgery will be via a text or a phone call and the appointment will be in Kirkby Lonsdale.
If you have received a letter but wish to attend Kirkby instead, you will need to wait we have invited you, but again please do not ring the surgery to enquire when this may be. We WILL contact you as soon as we can.
We are currently awaiting an allocation of vaccines to enable us to continue booking 1st vaccines, but have not yet been told when this may be. Thank you for your patience.
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Goodenber Play Association Area are in need of NEW members and it could be YOU they are after!
So if you have children who may want to use the facilities or just want to help out with the running of the play area and to keep it going within our community, then please do read on!

Bentham Town Council has published a Community Emergency Plan.
it will identify procedures to be adopted in the event of a major incident in Bentham.
What is needed in any emergency situation is knowledge of the locality and local people.
Emergency plans work best when they make use of existing organisations and local knowledge.

Bentham Bonfire

Bentham Community Bonfire 2021 - CANCELLED
By, Tim Stannard, Kath Stannard, Wendy Dowbiggin, Emma Greenep & Liz Lister
After a long discussion and much debate, it is with deep regret that we have made the difficult
decision to cancel this year’s Bonfire and Firework Display.
The level of uncertainty in regards to any future lockdowns makes arranging a large public
event difficult. Given the contracts, fundraising, deposits and arrangements we need to enter
into, we need a full attendance to make the event break even financially. Should it be another
lockdown or simply the weather takes a turn for the worse, as a community event, we cannot
afford to spend funds with the risk of the event having a limited turn out or not going ahead at
We will be making plans for the event to return in 2022 and to ensure the event returns with a
bang we are on the hunt for a new committee member. If this is something that you would be
interested in, please reach out to one of our current members or contact us via Facebook.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already, please give us a ‘like’ on our Facebook page ‘Bentham
Bonfire’ to keep up to date with news and see the photos from previous years.
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