The village of Kettlewell and the hamlet of Starbotton form the parish of Kettlewell with Starbotton, centred around St Mary's Church in Kettlewell. The parish lies in beautiful Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with its stunning limestone scenery. We are a thriving community and it is a delightful place to visit with plenty of places to eat, drink and stay. This website provides valuable information and a notice board for both residents and visitors.
21/03/21 KETTLEWELL ANNUAL DUCK RACE Regrettably, due the continuing pandemic, we have had to take the decision to again cancel this year's duck race which was scheduled to happen at the May Spring Bank Holiday. We look forward to welcoming you all back next year when hopefully we will be able to proceed as normal and bring some fun back.
15/03/21 THE EASTER STALL The Easter Stall which was due to be held in the Church lychgate on 27th March, has been postponed. It will now be held on Saturday 3rd April from 10.30 am
15/03/21 BEST DECORATED CAKE COMPETITION Organised by The Parish Churches of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale. This is a virtual competition so please email a photo of your cake plus your name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org Entry fee £5 payable to:
Account name Upper Wharfedale and Littondale PCC Account number 40541370 Sort code 20-78-42 Payment reference ‘cake’ Closing date 30th April 2021 Judged by Jackie Yarrow The winner will receive the coveted title of 'Upper Wharfedale & Littondale Best Cake Decorator 2021' plus a bottle of champagne.
28/02/21 KETTLEWELL CHURCHYARD BIRD WATCH This is part of the Churchyard Project which aims to gather information about the diversity of wildlife in the churchyard. Come for 30 or 60 minute sessions between Saturday 6th and Sunday 14th March to spot which birds are around in the churchyard. Note down your bird observations and take photographs if you can. Please email your observations notes, any photos and the date and time of your sessions(s) to email@example.com
28/02/21 GRAND EASTER STALL In aid of Church funds. An Easter produce stall will be held in the lychgate at Kettlewell Church on Saturday 27th March from 10.30a.m. (Covid restrictions permitting). Items for sale will include: Knitted Easter toys, Decorated Easter cakes, Large and small cakes, Simnel cakes, Chocolate crispie nests, Easter biscuits, Tarts and crumble, Easter fudge, Seville orange marmalade, Raffle of Easter hamper
19/02/21 SKIPTON FOOD BANK At the start of the pandemic, James, our then Vicar, organised boxes at each of the churches in our Parish, as drop off points for food donations which were then collected every Monday and taken to Skipton Food Bank. This has continued since James departure, but the drop off points have evolved during the pandemic and perhaps need clarification: From Hubberholme down the Dale to Kettlewell produce can be left at Kettlewell Village Store and also the box in St. Mary's Church Lychgate. Produce is collected from both of these sites every Monday. If folk in the Buckden area would like the box re-instating in the porch of Buckden School Room, please contact Dierdre Halsall. More than ever our contributions are necessary to help those in need within the rural setting of Craven. A brief look at The Food Bank web-site each week will give information regarding what is needed, in particular, that week. For instance, at the time of writing, they were in need of Coffee, Custard, Tinned Spaghetti, Children;s Toothpaste and Hand Soap. They DID NOT NEED pasta, cereal, soup, beans, biscuits or tea bags. Financial contributions via BACS are also very welcome. Please see the website for details. Should you need to contact The Food Bank, other than via the web-site, telephone numbers are: For parcels: 07856 080194 For everything else: 07933 149031 (volunteering, donations and other queries)
18/01/21 LOCAL SERVICES Due to Lockdown, both Kettlewell Garage and Kettlewell Village Store have changed their opening hours. The revised opening times are as follows: Kettlewell Village Store: 9.00 - Midday - 7 days a week. - Orders can be placed by calling 01756 760221 or online at www.kvsonline.co.uk Kettlewell Garage: Mondays to Fridays inclusive - from 8:30am until 12:30pm; Saturdays - from 9am to 12pm; Sundays - Closed
18/01/21 LOCAL BUS SERVICES The 72A NYCC bus service which leaves Kettlewell at 9.10 am, will not be running for the foreseeable future as the bus id needed for alternative essential journeys as a result of Covid lockdown restrictions. The 72A afternoon service and the 72B Venturer service will not be affected. The Venturer service should be used for ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY i.e. for education, essential shopping, to provide care for a vulnerable person or for work when it is not possible to work from home.
FLOWERS AT KETTLEWELL CHURCH There is still the need for someone, or a couple of folk, with willing spirits and perhaps a flair with flowers to take on the creative role of flower arranger and flower rota organiser at Kettlewell Church. Help and advice is available, if required, to get you off to a good start. Should you like to pursue this further, please contact Sue Nelson on 760887.
KETTLEWELL LUNCHEON CLUB After much thought and consideration, it has been decided that Luncheon Club will not resume this year. It had been suggested that a get together for a Christmas celebration would be a good plan, but in the light of rising cases of COVID-19 in the Craven area, it is now, we believe, not safe to do so. Those involved in organising Luncheon Club are extremely sad to make this announcement but consider it prudent to be patient and to wait until a vaccine renders it safe for all to meet again safely. This could be well into the New Year!
KETTLEWELL SCARECROW FESTIVAL
Kettlewell Virtual Scarecrow Festival is at https://kettlewellscarecrows.uk with more content being added each day until 16th August, after which the site will stay up so more people can enjoy it in the coming months. We hope you'll enjoy it.
For the past 68 years, Leeds Morris Men have performed the dance The Rose in the village of Kettlewell at 10 am on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. We do it to commemorate the members we have lost, celebrate the morris, and sustain a venerable tradition.
In 2020, the coronavirus lockdown, of course, meant that we were unable to be in Kettlewell in the flesh. Instead, we marked the occasion by each performing a solo jig version of The Rose at home, and bringing the team together through the magic of technology!
Where To Stay
The area has several hotels and pubs, beautiful campsites, several
bed and breakfasts and many holiday cottages to let.