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.




Craven screenings of the Battle of the Somme film
a 70-minute documantary filmed in 1916
for details click here

Voices from the Dales
Are you interested in collecting, transcribing and archiving material about farming and landscape in the Dales?
for details click here

Craven and the First World War Project:
Autumn News Letter 2016
to download the newsletter click here


Forthcoming Events

Saturday 8 October 2016 at 11.00am Langcliffe Village Institute
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Limestone quarrying in North Craven: followed by optional lunch at the Craven Heifer Hotel, Stainforth and optional walk Dr David Johnson

Saturday 8 October 2016 at 1.30pm Meet outside Craven Heifer Hotel, Stainforth
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Lime Burning and Salmon Leaping: from Stainforth via Hoffman Kiln, Langcliffe Locks and Stainforth Foss (torch and stout footwear). Dr David Johnson 01729 822915 (evenings only) map

Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 7.30pm Victoria Hall, Settle
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (Members only): followed by talk Responding to the Challenges of Farming in North Craven Anthony Bradley

Tuesday 15 November 2016 at 2.00pm (note earlier time) Austwick Village Hall
Giggleswick Parish Inventories: Local Life in the Early 1700s Sheila Gordon

Sunday 11 December 2016 at 1.45pm Meet on Austwick Village Green
MINCE PIE WALK: The Clapper Bridges of Austwick Gwen & Graham Cleverley (to whom offers of mince pies should be made) 015242 51185 map


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