Austwick Cuckoo Festival and Street Market 2014 Print
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:35


Spring Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014

The annual Austwick Street Market provides a fantastic day out in the Yorkshire Dales with something for everyone to enjoy! This community event, sees local residents host a day long, open air market to which visitors of all ages are welcome!!

Plans for this year's annual Street Market are already well underway and further details can be found under the Street Market 2014 menu.

For safety reasons, a road closure will be in place between the school and the post office on the day of the event (26th May 2014) between 10am and 4pm.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 13:18
Fell Race 2014 Print
Written by Michael Menday   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:51




The Austwick Amble Fell Race will once again be held in conjunction with the village's Street Market on Monday 26th May 2014.


The senior race starts and finishes in Austwick village centre (GR768684). Parking can be found on the approach roads to the village from the A65 although the centre of the village will be closed to traffic.

The senior race is run over a loop circuit of approximately 8 miles/13 km and covers a total ascent of 1200 ft/370m.

The outward journey over the first 4 miles passes through the beautiful Crummockdale limestone scenery and briefly joins Sulber Nick (which connects the Yorkshire peaks of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough). The return leg descends slowly back through spectacular scenery to Austwick, and to the start point on the village green.

Last year the course was modified slightly in the closing stages to remove some of the tarmac section - replacing it with a route over fields and stiles. The overall length of the race was largely unaffected. Junior races were unaffected. The route in 2014 will be the same as last year and the closing section will be clearly flagged and marshalled.

The fastest recorded times on the pre 2013 course were 48:52 (men – Lee.Athersmith - 2011) and 57:05 (women – C Leah - 2006).

The current course record holder is Lee Athersmith who ran 48mins: 44sec last year. For the ladies, the record is held by Holly Page with a time of 60mins: 04 sec.

In 2014 over 160 runners completed the senior race.


The Junior U16 race is run over a shorter distance of 2.25 miles / 4km, and runners are required to reach checkpoint #1 before returning to the village. Fastest time is approx 15 minutes.

The Junior U12 race is approx 1.25 miles / 2km. Fastest time is approx 12 minutes.

The course is not recommended for children under the age of 8 years.


The U12 Juniors start at 11:45am.

The U16 Juniors start at 12:15pm.

The Seniors start at 1pm.

Registration is open from 10.30 am on the village green. Please register early!


Entry fees ar payable on the day

- £5 for seniors

- £1 for juniors


The first three senior men and women receive prizes valued £40, £25, £20 respectively

The first three junior boys and girls U12 receive £7, £5, £3 respectively

The first three junior boys and girls U16 receive £7, £5, £3 respectively

First man and woman over 40 receives £15 each

First man and woman over 50 receives £15 each

First man and woman over 60 receives £15 each


Refreshments are available on the course on a LandRover at Sulber Nick, and on the village green.

First Aid cover will be provided by St John Ambulance Brigade on the village green. A Land Rover with refreshment will be sited at the Sulber Nick checkpoint #4

The race circuit will be well marked by strategically placed flags, and race marshals will be stationed at 5 checkpoints to identify all runners by number. Marshals will have phone or radio contact with the village green and with each other.

Clapham Cave Rescue has been advised of the race details and will be on standby.

The roads through the village will be closed to traffic for the duration of the fell race and Street Market


1. The Austwick Amble fell race is run under Fell Runners Association (FRA) rules and safety guidelines which you should familiarise yourself. Please see

2. All race participants must register and collect a number from the Registration Desk.

3. Once you have received your number, you are in the race! If you subsequently decide not to start the race, you must inform a race official and return your number. If you start the race then retire, you must inform the nearest marshal and you must notify race officials at the start/finish area as soon as possible.

4. Your number must be pinned to your race vest on the chest area. The number must be visible to race officials at all times during the race. Do not fold or mutilate the number. Please be prepared to call out your number if asked to do so by a race official.

5. You are required to carry "full standard kit" as required by the FRA. This means that you must carry the following during the race.

- Waterproof whole body cover

- Hat

- Gloves

- Map

- Compass

- Whistle

(Race organisers may relax these conditions if the local weather forecast allows. We will notify you on the day if we do relax these conditions).

6. There are 5 checkpoints in the race where your number will be recorded by race officials. Ensure your number is visible and call out your number if asked to do so.

7. Please familiarise yourself with the race route. Maps of the course can be purchased at the Registration Desk. Where the route is marked by flags, you must follow the route as flagged.

8. If you encounter an injured runner, please lend assistance if you can and report the injury to the nearest race marshal.

9. Fell running is hazardous! We (as organisers) will do the best we can to make the event as safe as practicable, but you (as a competitor) must accept primary responsibility for your own safety on the fells.

Enjoy your run and be safe !

Austwick Amble Race Route 2014

Start / Finish : Austwick village green. Clockwise circuit direction.

Checkpoint #1 Ladder stile GR 766702

Checkpoint #2 Cairn GR 766718

Checkpoint # 3 Nick Pot GR 770737

Checkpoint # 4 Sulber Nick finger post GR 778735

Checkpoint # 5 Crummack Farm GR 772715




Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 22:25
Village Show Report 2013 Print
Written by Austwick   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:13

After three years of inclement growing weather, this year showed a marked improvement for exhibitors to Austwick’s Annual Flower and Handicraft Show, although Friday’s downpour did damage several flower exhibits at the last minute. However, residents rose to the challenge and entries were made in almost all classes. It was particularly encouraging to see new exhibitors and new faces winning trophies. The quality of the produce displayed was extremely high and those visiting the show were not disappointed and all judges were very impressed with the standard of the exhibits.

This year’s results are as follows:

Challenge Trophy for The Best Exhibit in the Show:Pam Smith. Winifred Mattinson Cup for most points in the Flower Section : Frances Southworth. Ulrich Kube Memorial Cup for four roses : Sue Brown. Chapman Trophy for the most points in the Artistic Flower Section : Carol Wilkinson. Byles Challenge Cup for the best Bowl of Roses : Kathryn Huck. Richard Wallbank Trophy for Best Pot Plant: Catherine Vaughan-Williams. Preston Cup for most points in the Vegetable Section: Bill Procter. Fred Price Memorial Trophy for the best Potato Exhibit : Bill Procter. Glyn Jones Challenge Cup for the most points in the Handicraft Section : Karol-Ann Hewgill. Metcalfe Cup for the best Photographic Exhibit : Joan Butler. Malcolm Bowker Trophy for Photography (set subject): Judy Leeming. Brook Cookery Cup for most points in the Cookery Section : Janet Huck. Foster Beaver Challenge Cup for most points in the combined Produce Sections: Bill Procter. Brook Poultry Cup for the best exhibit in the Egg Section : Jackie Smith. Jean Dodgson Award for best item in Handicraft Section:Pam Smith. Nellie Price Memorial Cup for the most points in the Children's Section : Jack Hewgill. Brook Handwriting Cup  (8-11 years) : Luke Harrison. Sharples Cup  for the best exhibit in the Children's Section : Luke Harrison.

Flower Section:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15
Village Show Photos 2013 Print
Written by Austwick   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:02

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Village Show Photos 2012 Print
Written by Austwick   
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:42

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:05
Village Show Results 2012 Print
Written by Austwick   
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:34

Austwick Village Show 2012


For the third year running Austwick residents were faced with the challenge of trying to put together the Annual Flower and Handicraft Show after yet another very wet summer. This is a popular event in the village and despite a particularly difficult year for flower and vegetable growing, residents rose to the challenge and whilst entries in the fruit and vegetable section were down, cookery and children’s classes were much improved. The quality of the produce displayed was extremely high and those visiting the show were not disappointed and all judges were very impressed with the standard of the exhibits.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:57
Village Show - Outline Schedule 2012 Print
Written by Austwick   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:57

Flower Section

  1. 4 Roses (individual stems)
  2. 3 Roses – a bud, one half open & one fully open
  3. 4 Garden pinks- any variety
  4. 4 Pansies or violas
  5. 4 Pot marigolds (Calendula)
  6. 4 French or African marigolds
  7. 4 Dahlias
  8. 4 Phlox
  9. 9 Spikes sweet peas
  10. A container (max. ht. 8") of sweet peas
  11. A vase of hardy annuals
  12. A vase of hardy perennials
  13. A flowering house plant
  14. A house plant grown for its foliage
  15. A cactus or succulent plant

Artistic Flower Section

Measurements refer to both width and depth, including base

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:58
Latest Austwick Parish Newsletter Print
Written by Austwick   
Saturday, 07 April 2012 00:08
The latest Austwick Parish Newsletter is available online here
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 April 2012 00:11
TRAMPS– The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show. Print
Written by Michael Menday   
Monday, 10 January 2011 12:37

Films start at 7.30pm in the Austwick Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm.

Additional details of these films will be advertised outside the village hall, and in the village shop, in the days before the scheduled event. Tickets are available in advance from the shop (at a reduced price), or on the door on the night. Themed refreshments will be served during the interval.

Please address any enquiries to George Gooch, John Dyson, or Mike Menday.

TRAMPS  (The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show) in Austwick in 2013

Dates for Autumn 2013 are;

Friday 13th September

Friday 18th October

Friday 22nd November



Films to be shown;


Quartet (2012)                       Rating PG-13  Running time 98 minutes

Comedy Drama

Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does.

Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon.

Directed by Dustin Hoffman (debut).

Filmed at Hedsor House.



Les Miserables (2012)                        Rating PG-13  Running time 158 minutes.

Musical Drama.

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne.

Directed by Tom Hooper.

Music by Alain Boublil, Claude – Michel Schonberg.

From the novel by Victor Hugo.



The Great Gatsby (2012)       Rating PG-13  Running time 143 minutes.

Romantic Drama

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbour.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan.

Directed by Baz Luhrman

From the novel by F.Scott Fitzgerald.


Remaining dates for 2014;

Friday 7th February

Friday 14th March

April (date to be determined/agreed)


Friday 7th February 2014

Philomena (2013).  Running time 98 minutes. PG 13.

Drama based on Martin Sixsmith’s 2009 book The Lost Child Of Philomena Lee.

Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

Director Stephen Frears.

Judi Dench plays an Irishwoman who became pregnant when she was only 18, and was sent to a convent for fallen women, in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. There, between long, punishing stints in the laundry, she was allowed to play a part in raising her son, Anthony.

But when he was three he was taken from her and adopted by an American couple, in return for £1,000, which was duly, egregiously, pocketed by the Church.

Fifty years pass, and Philomena settles in England, the secret tightly knotted in her heart until eventually she shares it with her grown-up daughter (Anna Maxwell Martin) and then with former BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), who is nursing his wounds after being sacked from his job as a government spin doctor.


Friday 14th March 2014

Sunshine on Leith (2013). Running time 100 minutes. PG.

Musical with music from The Proclaimers.

Starring Antonia Thomas, Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. It is a simple story of romance and heartache threaded around the experiences of two soldiers, lifelong pals Davy (George MacKay) and Ally (Kevin Guthrie) who are returning from Afghanistan.


April 2014 - date to be determined.

The Railway Man (2013). Running time 116 minutes. Rated 15.

Drama starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Based on a true story.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.

Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatised and shut off from the world. Years later, he met Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love. Patti was determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faced a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him, whatever he did?

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 22:05
Family History Print
Written by Austwick   
Monday, 14 November 2011 23:03

If you are trying to trace your family ancestors we may be able to help. We have access to a wide variety of records including

  • Census records for Austwick from 1841 to 1911
  • Clapham Church records from 1596 to 1837
  • Austwick Church records (part)
  • Local photographs and postcards
  • Austwick Tithe records (1851)
  • Craven Muster Roll (1803)

In return for this help, we suggest two options


  • a contribution to the Church (a minimum of £5) - please send a cheque to Rev Ian Greenhalgh, the Vicarage, Austwick LA2 8BE, with family history written on the reverse.

If you would like further information or ask about specific ancestors please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Monday, 23 January 2012 10:00
Village Show Photos 2011 Print
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 23:57

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