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.
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.