The North Craven Heritage Trust was formed to foster interest in and care for the distinctive character and heritage of North Craven by:

- encouraging high standards of planning   and architecture

- stimulating public interest in and care for   the beauty, character and heritage of the   area

- encouraging the preservation, protection   and sympathetic development of   features of historic or public interest




Helping to safeguard the distinctive beauty, character

and heritage of North Craven in North Yorkshire


The Trust’s area of interest covers the following Civil Parishes:

Airton, Arncliffe, Austwick, Bentham, Burton-in-Lonsdale, Clapham cum Newby, Giggleswick, Halton Gill, Halton West, Hanlith, Hawkswick, Hellifield, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ingleton, Kirkby Malham, Langcliffe, Lawkland, Litton, Long Preston, Malham, Malham Moor, Nappa, Otterburn, Rathmell, Scosthrop, Settle, Stainforth, Swinden, Thornton-in-Lonsdale and Wigglesworth.




Yorkshire Dales - Dales Archaeology Day:
Saturday 14 April, 10am-4pm, Richmond Methodist Church
to download the programme click here

NCHT Summer Outing:
Wednesday 6 June 2018 'Along the A59'
(Pre-booked only - David Johnson 01729 822 915 evenings only)
to download programme click here

50th anniversary of Hartley and Ingilby's classic book, Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales:
A fantastic year-long programme compiled for YAHS by David Johnson
you must download a programme: click here


Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 7.30pm
Langcliffe Village Institute

Life in the Past Lane. A Look at our World through Family History
Eileen Bamford and Malcolm Bland

Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 7.30pm
Long Preston Village Hall

Vernacular Buildings of Craven and adjacent areas of Bowland - joint meeting with YAHS commemorating 50 years since Ingilby and Hartley's 'Life and tradition in the Yorkshire Dales' was published
Kevin Illingworth

Sunday, 13 May 2018 at 2.30pm
Meet at Lawkland Hall

Lawkland Hall Wood at Bluebell Time Giles Bowring
Boots or stout walking shoes necessary
* Pre-booking Essential (Carole Beattie 01729 823 497)
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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 at 9.30am Meet at Spring Wood picnic site, near Whalley
Along the A59
David Johnson
* Pre-booking Essential
(David Johnson 01729 822 915 evenings only please)
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Thursday, 05 July 2018 at 1.30pm
Meet at Arla Factory gate, Sowarth Industrial Estate, Settle

Tour of Arla Foods Factory
John Caswell
* Pre-booking Essential (Carole Beattie 01729 823 497)
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at 7.30pm
Austwick Village Hall

New evidence for sudden climate change in the Dales since the Last Glaciation
Tom Lord

Thursday, 18 October 2018
50 Years of North Craven's Civic Society - a Celebration
Details to be announced

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 at 2.30pm
Langcliffe Village Institute

Barn conversions in the National Park - change in policy, change in landscape? - joint meeting with Friends of the Dales
Nancy Stedman

Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 2.00pm Friends Meeting House, Settle
Mince Pie Meeting
Some Stories of Settle Quakers

Jean Asher and Alison Tyas
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