North West Ambulance Team – Come and meet us and share your experiences!

Have you had reason to call 999?

Have you had an accident or illness which required an ambulance?

Have you been in an ambulance as a patient or relative/friend?

The Patient Experience Team at North West Ambulance Service, are offering us the opportunity to share our feedback regarding our experiences of using North West Ambulance Service.  This is an important issue for us as we live in such a rural area.

Please let us know if you can attend a meeting on Tuesday 17th October at 2pm at Millhouse Village Hall.  They would like to hear about your experiences, good, bad or indifferent.

If you or a relative or friend have used the service this year please could you let us know if you would be willing and able to attend this meeting as we would like a rough idea of numbers.

Please contact

Philippa Groves

NFG Village Agent for Castle Sowerby & Mungrisdale

Phone 016974 78555


or any village agent will be able to give you more details.


Surplus Apples

Surplus Apples Scheme 2017

If you know of any surplus apples that would otherwise be going to waste then please let us know. You can deliver them to our drop off points or we can help pick and help collect.  These schemes have worked very well in the past and have helped save waste as well as make our own very healthy and delicious blend of apple juice, jams and chutneys.


Every donor of apples will be given a bottle of juice and the remainder will go on sale and after costs the proceeds will be donated to the Northern Fells Group. Please remember that it takes a supermarket carrier bag full of apples to make a litre of juice.


In the past bottles of NFG apple juice, jams and chutneys have been bought as unique local Christmas presents.


If you are interested in helping collect/deliver apples we would be very happy to hear from you too.


Collection points are The Old Rectory, Caldbeck and the Men-in-Sheds Workshop in Caldbeck on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am- 2pm,


Please contact the coordinator Anne Cartmell on 016974 78484 or any Village Agent

Ukulele – new venue

The Ukulele Group is now meeting every Monday evening at 7.00pm at The Old Crown Pub in Hesket Newmarket!

Come and join us – bring your instrument – beginners welcome!

Hesket Newmarket Show

Come and visit us at the Hesket Newmarket Show on Saturday September 2nd

Cards for sale! Information about all our activities!

Spinning Open Day

Northern Fells Group Spinning & Wool-crafts Open Day at Millhouse Village Hall on Bank Holiday Monday was a huge success with nearly 100 people attending a splendid and and attractive woven lengths were among the items on display and for sale.

There were spinning demonstrations throughout the day and people were encouraged to have a go! Some hilarious results from the felting table were keeping everyone amused whilst others were very colourful event.  Carol Hine who runs the fortnightly sessions was herself amazed when everything was in place at how much the group has achieved in such a short space of time.  Beautiful felted items, lovely colourful rugs, gorgeous knitted garments, ingenious needle felted animals impressed with their achievements and most went home very happy with a finished piece.  Much interest and lengthy discussions ensued over weaving on the loom and peg looms on display.  There were great chances to learn to crochet and needle felt and many people were very keen to try, one of our first visitors in her eighties said she wanted to start a new hobby and left saying she was coming back to have a go at everything, it was all so interesting and fun. Several new people have expressed an interest in joining the group when it starts back on September 6th and fortnightly thereafter.

Everyone involved worked hard but all said they had enjoyed the day and met so many interesting people; we even had visitors from abroad who were very complimentary about our Cumbrian hospitality.

Light refreshments were available all day lovely homemade scones and cakes which were all donated and produced around £130 for the group for hall costs and further projects.  In fact two new fleeces had been purchased before the end of the day and now the group has its eye on a further weaving loom.

If you would be interested to join us please contact Philippa Groves to find out more about our next sessions or call on 016974 78555


Top of Page