July Events

Appleby Training & Heritage Centre are offering the following courses in July

Date           Course                                                      Time                    Weeks
08/07/17     Collage, Frottage and Assemblage         10.00-16.00                1

First Aid courses are also available.  Contact Reception on 017683 53350 or website www.applebyheritagecentre.org 


`A Sure Start Children's Centre' - Kirkby Stephen Children's Centre, Kirkby Stephen Local Links, Vicarage Lane, Kirkby Stephen

0-4 years play
Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.00pm 19th April - 28th June

Family Links Nurture Programme
Tuesdays 2nd May - 18th July

Healthy Child Clinics
Thursday 1st & 3rd week of the month, 9.30-11.30am

For more information and to book please contact the Children's Centre on 01768 899901 to discuss how we may be able to support you and your child to fully access and enjoy our activities


Sunday 18th June to end September - Jurassic Jubilee - Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen

Children of Kirkby Stephen and surrounding villages have been creating brightly coloured dinosaurs and murals in workshops with artist Sarah Hicks.  These will be hidden in the woods of this nature reserve for local families and visitors to find throughout the summer months.

Project inspiration by Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome and Kirkby Stephen Community Arts.

Part funding by Cumbria Community Foundation.

Also to look out for in Kirkby Stephen this summer................

Silver Street Gardens have been yard bombed with knitted flowers.

Boots have been planted by children with vegetables, herbs and salad crops to welcome walkers and have been dotted around the town alongside the usual spectacular floral arrangements.

Pick up a historic town trail leaflet from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or download http://www.walkeden.org/Things-to-do.aspx and discover the back alleys of the Conservation Area where history stands still.

The Kirkby Stephen Family Adventure 3K Trail has lots to look out for along the route plus a long list of free and inexpensive family activities to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather. The trail starts at an old fashioned sweet shop and finishes at one of two play parks. Free leaflet from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or downloadhttp://www.walkeden.org/Things-to-do.aspx

There is a new display of Saxon stones in the Kirkby Stephen Parish Church, Cathedral of the Dales alongside the world renown Viking Loki Stone.

Add in the art galleries and antique shops to complete the picture.


Tuesday 4th July - Westmorland Dales Archaelology and Heritage Projects - 6.30 to 8pm - Market Hall, Orton

- Archaeological surveys and excavations
- Boundary walls and small-scale landscape features
- Traditional farm buildings
- Monuments at risk

If you would like to get involved then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Friends of the Lake District or call on 01539 720788.


Summer Holidays at Rheged.............

Summer Art Club - Sat 1st July, 10am

Dinosaur Encounter - Daily Wed 12th July to 3rd Sept 

Make Your Own Wooden Catapult or Sword with Woodstone Learning - Mon 24th July to Fri 25th August, Mon - Fri, every half hour 10.30am to 3.30pm

Bushcraft - Improve Your Archery Skills - Mon 24th July, 7th Aug, 21st Aug 11am

Bushcraft - Learn Firelighting - Mon 24th July, 7th Aug, 21st Aug 12pm

Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossil with Woodstone Learning - Mon 24th July to Fri 25th August, Mon - Fri, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Make Your Own Clay Dinosaur with Woodstone Learning - Mon 24th July to Fri 25th August, Mon - Fri, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Bushcraft - Campfire Cooking - Mon 24th July, 7th Aug, 21st Aug 2pm

Bushcraft - Improve Your Archery Skills - Mon 24th July, 7th Aug, 21st Aug 3pm

Animated Dinosaurs and Green Screen Workshop with Sheryl Jenkins - Tues 25th July 10am

Stop Motion Dinosaurs with Sheryl Jenkins - Tues 25th July 1pm

Spy Academy - Wed 26th July, Thurs 3rd Aug, Thurs 17th Aug 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Dinosaur Hats with Artventurers - Friday 28th July 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Professor Pumperickel's Mind Bending Magic Show - Fri 28th July, Thurs 24th Aug, 11.30am, 2.30pm


Monday 3rd July - Evergreen Hall, Penrith 7pm `Longer growing season, more wet & dry spells, less cloud cover, more pests....' 

A talk by Dr Ross Cameron, co-author of the new Royal Horticultural Society report Gardening in a Changing Climate.  Find out what it means for your garden, how you can adapt & how your garden could help to prevent climate change.

Free but booking essential - 01768 2120276 or cafs.org.uk/events or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

You're also welcome to attend our formal AGM at 6pm.  


Wednesday 5th July 2017 - Repair Café - Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Kirkby Stephen starts Cumbria’s first Repair Café

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Bin it? No way! Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme are organising Cumbria’s first Repair Café in Kirkby Stephen Local Links on Wednesday 5 July at 2pm.  

At Kirkby Stephen Local Links, on Wednesday 5 July everything is about making repairs. Starting from 2pm and ending at 4pm various volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on hand. People visiting the Repair Café will bring along their broken items from home. Toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, toys, crockery... anything that is broken is welcome.

Kirkby Stephen Repair Café are looking for volunteers so if you have time, tools or skills or just want to help make teas and coffees then please get in touch with Kate Lynch on 017683 71885 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or Wendy Hamilton on 017683 71775 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Repair café dates: Wed 3 May 2-4pm Wed 7 June 2-4pm Wed 5 July 2-4pm 


Wednesday July 5th & 12th  - Meditation Classes with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chosang

How to transform your life - Wake up Smiling

Friends Meeting House, 48A High Street, Kirkby Stephen 7.30 - 9.00 pm. £5 per class

Contact 01229 584029 or manjushri.org 

Invest in Eden: A Natural Choice for business are running the following course:


Monday July 10th, 17th & 24th - Social Media Skills for Business - Kirkby Stephen Local Links

13.30 - 16.30

Courses for Business in Upper Eden - delivered in Kirkby Stephen, to meet the needs of the Business Community - BOOK NOW by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 13th July 2017 - Mini Stompers - 1.00-3.00 pm - Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen

Mini Stompers is a monthly gathering for two hours of woodland fun for 0-5 year olds and their parents, friends or carers.  Prepare to get muddy!

£3.50 per person (under 1s go free) - what are you paying for? Two experienced practitioners, use of their amazing kit, two hours of fun and a cup of tea!

How to book:  Spaces are limited.  Call Kate on 017683 71885 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Saturday 22nd July 2017 - Penrith Show - The Show Field, Brougham Hall Farm, Brougham, Penrith, CA10 2DE

From 83.00am.  Adults £12, Children £4, Concessions £8, Family £28. Early bird discount for tickets bought by 19th July.  Free parking and free park and ride from Penrith town centre.

The Penrith Agricultural Society held the first Penrith Show in 1834.  Since then this annual celebration is held on the 4th Saturday in July each year, with this show on 22nd July.
The show has gathered much momentum in recent years.   With a wide spectrum of competition classes for farm livestock, arable, horses, rabbits, poultry, show jumping, industrial and horticulture, to a host of trade stands, food hall and rural crafts marquee.
All this and the tremendous variation of main ring attractions provide entertainment for all the family and friends. A great day out whatever your age!

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website www.penrithshow.co.uk 


Saturday 22nd July - Dales Young Rangers - We Dig Up Bainbridge....again

We go back to Bainbridge to help dig some more and hopefully see what has been found .  Anorther chance to go back and see what happens after an artefact has been unearthed.

Meet:  9.30 am at The People's Hall, Sedbergh or 10.00 am at Yorkshire Dales National Park Office in Bainbridge.
Finish: 1.30 pm at Yorkshire Dales National Park Office in Bainbridge and return 2.00pm to The People's Hall, Sedbergh

To book a place contact Rachael Alderson on 01969 652366 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Relay for Life Eden Valley on behalf of Cancer Research UK Join us to beat cancer sooner.

Appleby Grammar School, Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XU

Free Entry

What is Relay for Life?
Relay for life is a year-round team fundraising challenge organised by a dedicated volunteer committee bringing communities together to beat cancer.  Teams of friends and family sign up to enter and fundraise for life-saving cancer research, then join a 24-hour celebration showing that together we are stronger than cancer.

Why not get together with family and friends and start a team to support Eden Vally Cancer Research UK?

Are you a local group, e.g. Scouts, Guides, Sports team who would like to enter, have fun and help beat cancer sooner?

Are you a cancer survivor, you are invited to join Relay For Life as a Guest of Honour.

For more information or to enter a team please contact: Kate Walsh on 07919911829 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
V
isit: http://relay.cancerresearchuk.org/EdenValley 


Monday 24th July - Summer Stomp - 11.00 am - 4.00 pm Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen

A chance for ages 6+ to turn off the screens and go wild for a day!  With a few tarps, a fire wok, some basic tools and crafting kit, we play, explore and make new friends in our local woodland.

£30 per child - what are you paying for?  Two experienced practitioners, use of their amazing kit, five hours of wild play and snacks (please bring a packed lunch).

How to book:  Spaces are limited.  Call Kate on 017683 71885 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Tuesday 25th July - Dales Young Rangers - Himalayan Balsam Bashing in Sedbergh

To celebrate National Park week and the summer holidays we will be having a mass Himalayan Balsam Bash in and around Sedbergh.  Bring your family and friends as we try to eliminate this non-native invasive species.

Meet: 10.00 am at The People's Hall, Sedbergh
Finish: 1.30 pm at The People's Hall, Sedbergh

Contact Rachael Alderson on 01969 652366 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.


Wednesday 26th July - Franks Bridge, Kirkby Stephen - Wild Wednesday - Children's event held by Yorkshire Dales National Park

11.30 am to 3.00 pm.  Free drop in for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds - all you need to bring with you is an adult for any tricky stuff, shoes you can paddle in and a towel (as long as the river isn't in flood!).


Sunday 30th July - Westmorland Dales Day, Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen is nestled in the heart of one of Britain's most scenic regions and the Northern Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The town is a perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the English countryside and enjoy the great outdoors.  Kirkby Stephen will be a hive of activities for you all to enjoy.  Organised walks, runs, cycles, art, craft, music and more.

TO RECOGNISE THIS WE WOULD LIKE YOU ALL TO JOIN US FOR THE WESTMORLAND DALES DAY.

What's on:

Breakfast: 9am to 11.30am, The Masonic Hall.  Keep your energy levels up with breakfast buns, teas and coffees.  Catering by Nateby and Wharton WI.

Motoring Memories:  from 9am.  Take a trip down memory lane and admire a display of vintage cars and motorbikes on and around the Market Square, thanks to the Morris Minor Owner's Club, Martin Bell of MHB Motorcycles and Krusty's Bike Barn.

Artisan & Craft Market: 11am to 4pm.  Enjoy a local arts and crafts market and exhibition in Kirkby Stephen Parish Church, the `Cathedral of the Dales'.  Craft activities available for children.

Celebrate our Great Outdoors:  From 11am.  Find out more about the local and national organisations working across the dales, with stalls on the Church Green.  Owl display from the Owl Sanctuary Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, Barrow in Furness.

Kirkby Stephen Silver Band - 1.30pm - 2.30pm Church Green

Westmorland Clog Dancers - 2.30pm The Cloisters

Afternoon Tea - 1.30pm to 4.30pm, The Masonic Hall.  Relax and recover with sumptuous afternoon tea.  Catering by Nateby and Wharton WI.

Cumbria Classic Coach Tours - 1.30pm Join us on a coach ride through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, on one of Cumbria Classic Coaches beautiful Vintage Vehicles.  Followed by afternoon tea at the Masonic Hall.  Cost: £10 (coach trip only: £5), under 12s free on the coach, £3 for afternoon tea. 

Running - Westmorland Dales Fun Run 11am - 8 miles, 11am 4.5 miles.  A choice of two routes will take you on a scenic journey along rural tracks and through undulating countryside, offering an inside view of the wonderful Westmorland Dales and links to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Junior Fun Run - 2.30pm.  Supported by the Howgill Harriers. Registration from 10am on the Church Green.

To book your place on a coach tour, run or walk, visit the Upper Eden Vistor Centre or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On the day a registration desk will be open from 9am on Kirkby Stephen Church Green.

Walk 1 - Smardale Gill Nature Reserve 14.00 to 16.300
Exploring geology and landscape with Cumbria Wildlife Trust - easy.
An easy walk along the disused railway line of Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, now in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  Looking for evidence of underlying rocks and geological processes which have shaped the landscape we see today.  Meet Newbiggin-on-Lune where the roads to Great Asby and Kelleth meet the A685.  GR NY 703 053.  No need to book, suggested donation £3.

Walk 2 - Hartley circular walk 10.00 to 15.00ish 9km (5.5 miles) with 300m ascent - medium
A new circular walk on John Strutt Foundation nature reserve land in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome and Cumbria Wildlife Trust members, looking at botany and wildlife in the varying habitats
Meet Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QN.  Packed lunch, dogs on leads.  Donations welcome.  Booking essential as places are limited:  Upper Eden Visitor Centre 017683 71199 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Walk 3 - Kirkby Stephen history through time 14.00 - 1.5 hours
A leisurely walk around Kirkby Stephen Conservation Area exploring the alleys and streets from the Anglo-Saxons to the 20th century.
Meet Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QN.  Walk can be adjusted for wheelchair users.  Donations welcome.
Booking essential as places are limited:  Upper Eden Visitor Centre 017683 71199 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Kirkby Stephen and District Walkers are Welcome 017683 71976 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://www.walkeden.org/