Birstwith News

Jim Shipman

01423 772735

Birstwith Show: will be held on Saturday, July 27 and what a show we have lined up for you. Come and join us for a fab day out and see Nidderdale Llamas, Hope Pastures Pony Sanctuary, 3 Sixty Mountain Bikers, RSPCA Dog Show, dog agility, children’s races, Miss Harrogate, egg throwing, and much much more.

Evening Event: join us after the show and let your hair down. We have live music, cold beer and wine and delicious food from Men Can’t Cook. Did you come last year and have their mouthwatering homemade pies? Well this year we have a homemade Chinese banquet. There will also be a raffle of prizes that have kindly been donated to Birstwith Horticultural Society.

Tombola Items Wanted: if you have anything to donate to this year’s show tombola, it would be greatly appreciated. Please drop off at Haystacks, Nidd Lane, Birstwith or alternatively please ring Lynda on 01423 772534 and we will try to collect.

Show Gardens: our show garden competition is back for another year. Did you see the gardens last year? Were you lucky enough to attend our Horticap show garden demonstration and recieve lots of top tips from the Spring Flower Show Pros? Well to enter is easy. Just come on entry night which will be Friday, July 19 at St James’s Church Hall. Entry is £30, £25 of this will be returned to you on show day on completion of your garden. The theme this year is A Country Garden. Please see the Birstwith Show schedule for all other criteria. First prize is £50 and the Angus and Heather Holmes Shield. For more information please ring Amy on 0770 385 7662 or email

Birstwith walks: the walk on Saturday, June 22 will be an all-day walk starting from the village shop at 10am and following paths and lanes approximating to the boundary of the civil parish of Birstwith. It will be some 12 miles in length, although for those wanting a shorter walk there are opportunities to make your own way back to Birstwith from time to time. It is proposed to go in an anti-clockwise direction with a lunch stop at Kettlesing (at the pub or bring your own picnic) before finishing at The Station. The walk will be at a pace to suit those taking part. If you bring dogs you must keep them under control. You will need clothing and footwear appropriate to the weather and something to drink and eat (which can be purchased at the village shop before we set off). For more details please contact Adrian Dixon on 01423 770116 or 0771 618 7621 or e-mail