September 2, 2019

UCI Cycling Championships in Masham

Click here for the latest news on the UCI Cycling Championships coming through Masham this month.

August 30, 2019

Masham Town Hall requires a Permanent Caretaker

7 hours per Week, £9.5 per hour
Hours flexibe and by arrangement, mainly early mornings.
Job description available from Mashamshire Community Office (7 Little Market Place, Masham HG4 4DY)
Application deadline: Wednesday 4th September
Please contact Nick Reed (Administrator) on 01765 689702/ if you have any questions regarding this position.
Masham Town Hall Community Charity is a registered charity number 1146402 and a limited company number 07188671.
Rehistered Office: Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham, N. Yorks HG4 4DY

Can You Help?

Masham Wednesday Welcome Centre needs Volunteers.
12.30 – 3.30 every week at Masham Methodist Church.
Volunteers come weekly, fortnightly or monthly – whatever suits you.
Why not call in and see us in action, or give Joy Rayden a ring on 01765 689310

June 16, 2019

Sculpt – Dramatic Art in Sacred Spaces

126 days. 7 artists. 7 churches (Healey, Masham, Mickley, North Stainley, Snape Castle Chapel, Well and West Tanfield. 1 trail of discovery from 25th May – 28th September 2019.
A free and exciting art event for the whole family. Follow the trail through beautiful countryside discovering dramatic art installed in historic churches. Sculpt is a new kind of art experience. Seven inspirational artists were asked to answer the brief “A Response to Space”. They have been asked to deliver drama, work on a large-scale, install captivating sculptures that everyone can understand and show how contemporary art can take centre stage and engage through the audacity of the work. There’s a treasure hunt for children at each church. Sculpt is dramatic art, not passive and this is the first event of its kind in the UK. It takes place at the same time as Yorkshire Sculpture International, making Yorkshire the top destination for sculpture in the UK in 2019.

June 14, 2019

“Temporary” Closure of Post Office

Masham is currently without a Post Office. The nearest is now the one in West Tanfield open 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12.00 noon on Saturday. A larger range of services is available at Bedale & at Ripon.

May 22, 2019


The Swinton Estate has opened up 200 acres of historic Parkland to members of the public with four exclusive walks on the iFootpath website and App. Walkers are able to access eight miles of private paths in return for a nominal charge that also includes printed maps of the routes and a souvenir packet of wild seeds.

The contribution supports the vital conservation and sustainability of the Grade II listed Parkland, landscaped by William Danby in the 1760s, and accompanies the Estate’s ongoing investment in restoring its buildings and features. The Parkland was left to grow wild for 25 years prior to current owners, Mark and Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, buying the castle back into the family in 2000.

Only accessible to guests of Swinton Park hotel until now, the new Parkland walks feature a summer flower meadow, four acre walled garden, bird hide and children’s play area and offer spectacular views of the lakes and gardens, follies and bridges, standing stones, waterfalls and moorland Dales. The walks can be accessed via the Estate Shop and entry costs £5 per person, £2.50 per child or £12 for a family of four. Under fives go free and all dogs are welcome as long as they are kept under control. An annual pass is also available for £50, which includes a free guest. The iFootpath App is available for £1.99. Guests of Swinton Park hotel and Swinton Country Club & Spa members will continue to enjoy complimentary access.

iFootpath also features another six walks on the wider Estate, which can be accessed free of charge. Furthermore, Swinton offers over 50 miles of public footpaths and permissive access to the woodlands at Druid’s Plantation, Nutwith and Ellington Firth. Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, Proprietor of the Swinton Estate, commented, “We are passionate about the conservation and accessibility of the Parkland in equal measure and want to make sure that everyone can participate in the continued preservation and enjoyment of this beautiful space for years to come.”

Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon, Yorkshire HG4 4JH. Tel: 01765 680900