Kirsten leads the (woodland) way for Learning Curve autumn season

Forest fire

By Betsy Everett

From foraging for food to French conversation and first aid, the autumn programme for the Learning Curve in Askrigg is just about finalised.

Life and sports coach, Kirsten Civil, leads three workshops on Woodland Ways on Wednesday, September 13 and 20 from 10am-noon, ending with the National Park’s Truckle in the Trees on September 27 from 2-4pm.

Over the weeks there will be a chance to forage for food (safely), cook it on an open fire, use beech nuts to make coffee, while enjoying a walk on the wild side, identifying trees and animal tracks. The cost of each workshop is £10.
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The Red Cross will lead a free, one-hour workshop on staying safe at home (when you’re not out foraging for food) on Monday, September 18 from 10.30am at the Wensleydale Sport and Leisure Centre and a six-week course on Conversational French with Brian Davies will start on Wednesday, September 27, from 7.30-9pm. The cost is £40 for the full course.

Maths for (baffled) Parents starts on Monday, October 16, for four weeks, from 7.30-9pm and the cost for this course is £30.

There will also be a series of three one-off talks on the NHS, local transport and planning matters. Can we get involved in the decisions on these major issues and if so, how? And if we do, does it make any difference?

The full programme will be available from this weekend.

For details of all these and other sessions in the term contact Jan Hale at the Wensleydale Sport and Leisure Centre, Askrigg, DL8 3BG, call 01969 650060 or 07968 606571, or email