Slingsby Ride and Stride – lecture/tour/market cancelled

While All Saints’ church will still be providing refreshments for Riders and Striders on 14 Sep, it has been necessary to cancel the church tour and churchyard market, for health and safety reasons, owing to the state of the churchyard and scaffolding. More background here.

NB. Ride and Stride Day 14 Sep, All Saints’ Slingsby TOUR CANCELLED

Saturday 14 September 2019, 10am to 12 noon, All Saints’ Slingsby

Yorkshire Historic Annual Ride and Stride Day. Please note that the guided tour of the church has been CANCELLED for health and safety reasons, owing to the current building works. Walk, drive or ride to All Saints’ Slingsby, in support of church funds and one of our match funders, the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust: http://www.yhct.org.uk/get-involved/ride-stride/

Coffee, refreshments will still be provided in the church.

It is hoped that Dr Dav Smith of York University will now give a guided tour of the church at a later date in October. He has researched the history of all the church buildings along the Street and is an expert on the rebuilding and modifications which took place in the 19th century.

BBC Countryfile Live

Castle Howard, Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August

This event is expected to be very popular. Along with the opportunity to meet the presenters on the main stage, there will be a number of dedicated areas offering a wide range of countryside-related activities.

Please note that traffic diversions are in place. It is expected that the Castle Howard road will not be passable from Slingsby as the two arches will be one-way only (for vehicles approaching from the A64). Exit diversions encourage traffic to use other than the obvious routes to York and Scarborough, so be prepared for longer journey times generally.

Carparks open at 7am and, since visitors are being advised to arrive early, locals going to work (e.g via the A64) will wish to plan an alternative route. Similarly, those visiting Slingsby (e.g. for a meal at the Grapes Inn) will need to allow extra time.

For full details of BBC Countryfile Live at Castle Howard, and to book discounted tickets (until midnight today, Wednesday) go to: https://www.countryfilelive.com/castle-howard

Wath Court Craft Fair 3 Aug

Saturday 3 August 2019, Wath Court (between Slingsby and Hovingham) YO62 4NN

An open day to showcase Ryedale’s creative talent, while supporting local charity Ryedale Special Families. Stall holders and open craft studios. Workshops, fabric sale, refreshments etc.