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Rotary Settle - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Summer Bookstall

... all the books are free!


Father Christmas is here!

Santa tours the area.


Settle Saunter


About us

Hello and welcome, you’ve found SETTLE ROTARY on the web.

We're a friendly bunch of around 20 people who volunteer in the Settle community, working on projects and raising money, as well as enjoying informal social activities throughout the year. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, we’d like to meet you.

We're also part of a much bigger organisation, with a warm welcome in every city and the capacity to make change on a global scale - such as eliminating Polio.

 If you think you might be interested, please browse our website to get a better feel for what we are about, view the video at the bottom of this page and maybe use some of these links.

SETTLE ROTARY CLUB is based in and around the picturesque market town of Settle, in the Craven area of the Yorkshire Dales, an area noted for its glorious scenery. More about Settle.

Santa Claus has had a successful year 

Yes, once again we have assisted Santa in his attempt to visit every child in North Craven before Christmas Day.

He saw some 180 children at the Lights Switch-on in his Grotto and then spent the next 3 weeks visiting as many houses as possible round the area. Thanks to the generosity of Craven people he raised some £5230 for local good causes.

New President  + Last Year's Donations

At the Hog Roast on 2nd July, John Diggles handed over the Presidency to Derek Coultherd. As his last action he gave away cheques for £2000 each to 1st Castleberg Scouts for their Drill Hall project and KASIN-Kids at School in Nepal for equipping a girls hostel. This brought the year's donations to a magnificent total of £14,147 ! Donations have gone to 37different organisations and people, both locally, nationally and internationally, with sums ranging from £100 to £2000. Many thanks are due to the great generosity of local people who give so freely to our collections and events.

Settle Saunter 2017 

The 2017 Settle Saunter was held on Sunday 11th June.

This year we were offering 3 great routes, all of which could either be run or walked.

  • 10k / 6.2 mls
  • 21k / 13 mls -  a half marathon!
  • and 37k / 23 mls
All the routes started and finished at the Settle Victoria Hall. The weather was fair and we had a record field of runners / walkers.


Last year's saunter results:  In 2016 we had four routes to choose from: 9, 12 and 16 mile routes which had been in operation for a number of years, and a new 22 mile route round by Victoria Cave and Attermire Scar.Results and timings are available here:  Results 2016


We were blessed with good weather in the beautiful surroundings of Elder Heath Barn, Eldroth LA2 8AQ for our annual Hog Roast. Settle and Giggleswick Brass Band and singer Jack Miller provided great entertainment and together with a large raffle the event raised £1442 for  Cancer Research UK .


We are always happy to welcome volunteers to help with events and activities. For instance we are always grateful for help with the following:

  • The Settle Saunter (10th June 2018) volunteers to help with checkpoints and at the Victoria Hall
  • Manning the bookstall we run on fine summer Saturdays in Settle Market Place
  • Collecting with Santa during the month of December
  • Occasionally collecting for disaster relief when needed

It's a great way to find out what we are all about. Please use the "Contact Us" link above to get in touch.


Supporting the local community and the wider world

Settle Rotary Club supports many local causes through its fundraising activities and we are very grateful to the residents of Settle and the surrounding neighbourhoods for their generosity. To request support for a local "good cause" please send requests to our Secretary, 3, Tems Side, Giggleswick, N.Yorks. BD24 0BS or use the "Contact Form" tab above.

We also support international humanitarian appeals and projects in areas such as disease control, education, sanitation and clean drinking water.

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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 18th January 18.30


Thursday 25th January 18.30


Thursday 1st February 18.30


Thursday 8th February 18.30

Council/Business Meeting

Thursday 15th February 18.30


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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 1830
Meet at 18.30 every Thursday at The Boars Head Hotel Long Preston.If you intend to visit please phone either President Derek Coultherd 01524 251215 or Secretary David Blackburne 01729 822445 BD24 9ED

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