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A dark skies event takes place in February and March.

The Visit Harrogate column with Richard Spencer

Last week I met representatives from our district’s leading visitor attractions at our regular forum. As ever, I’m completely inspired by their passion and hard work. There are exciting plans afoot for 2019!

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Saint Michael and All Angels Church at Littlethorpe.

The Holy Living column with Rev Peter Dodson

Littlethorpe village probably has Viking roots. A “Torp” or “Thorpe” possibly means an outlying farming hamlet. Vikings attacked and settled in Yorkshire from the end of the eight century. Several hundred years later, during the 1860s/70s, fine houses were built in Littlethorpe. It had become a fashionable place for the wealthy of Ripon to live.

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Members of the Outdoors Club. Photograph by Iain Geldard/UWFRA.

Youngsters learn new skills at weekly club

As well as saving lives we also enrich young lives by way of our Outdoors Club. Set up 16 years’ ago the weekly club gives local Dales youngsters between the ages of 10 to adult the opportunity to enjoy the great local outdoors through climbing, abseiling, caving, trekking, camping, first aid – you name it they do it.

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