Lothersdale

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Lothersdale
Lothersdale from the Pennine Way
Lothersdale from the Pennine Way
Lothersdale is located in North Yorkshire
Lothersdale

 Lothersdale shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSD960460
DistrictCraven
Shire countyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKEIGHLEY
Postcode districtBD20
Dialling code01535
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK ParliamentSkipton and Ripon
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Coordinates: 53°54′36″N 2°03′40″W / 53.910°N 2.061°W / 53.910; -2.061

Lothersdale
Lothersdale from the Pennine Way
Lothersdale from the Pennine Way
Lothersdale is located in North Yorkshire
Lothersdale

 Lothersdale shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSD960460
DistrictCraven
Shire countyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKEIGHLEY
Postcode districtBD20
Dialling code01535
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK ParliamentSkipton and Ripon
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Lothersdale is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Situated near Skipton and located within the triangle formed by Skipton, Cross Hills and Colne. It is a small community of about 200 houses but local amenities include a park, church, chapel, pub, village hall, Clubhouse and (Ofsted 'Outstanding') primary school. The Pennine Way runs through it.

The Parish Council has 5 elected members and meets on the second Thursday of each month (except for August) at 7.30 p.m. It decides on the amount of local taxes (the precept), planning applications, and numerous other issues pertaining to local life.

No house in the village is connected to mains gas or water and it has very limited mobile and broadband connection. This has had the effect of limiting the amount of development that has taken place and gives the village an unspoilt atmosphere. It has also caused conflict for more than 25 years over the ownership rights of water from various springs.

The village pub is the Hare and Hounds. It serves hot food and real ales. The village hall is a popular venue for parties, concerts, dances, whist drives and other social events. In recent years the village has held an annual 'Party in the Park' in the recreation ground.

On the site of a former lime and baryte quarry, is Raygill Lakes. It was the first site studied by the Yorkshire Geological Society in 1875. Mammalian and Marine fossils were discovered here.

Good rail connections (two miles away in Cononley) to Leeds, Bradford and London, about three hours by rail from Skipton. Access to Manchester is via the M65 motorway at Colne.

External links[edit]

Raygill, Lothersdale