Landscape Character Assessment

Anyone who knows Casterton will be delighted by a new tool that has just become available (November 2020) from Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority


Casterton is part of the stunning, evocative landscape of the Yorkshire Dales which are designated as a national park in recognition of their exceptional scenic beauty. The sweeping moorland summits, carved by intimate dales and dramatic limestone features are traced with patterns of stone walls, barns, settlement and industry that reveal a legacy of land use dating back through the centuries. This is a landscape of national importance, which forms part of our collective identity.


A detailed analysis of the Dales Landscape has now been made available by the  Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. It contains sections on all the principal landscapes, with charts showing their geology, history , principle sights/sites, and a wealth of photographs. There is a specific section on the Lune Valley and an Annexe with much useful information about, and photographs of, Casterton.


There is much to be enjoyed in the website which can be found by visiting

and scrolling through the index to find the section you want.

or clicking here

In December 2020, a joint parish council group CANS (Councils Against Noise and Speed) was set up in response to resident complaints about the disturbance caused by motorcyclists breaking noise and speed and limits in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lune Valley.


CANS represents parish councils in Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Cumbria (see below) and is a campaign group which aims to ensure the law is being enforced on noise and speed limits.


We are encouraged by the Chief Constable of North Yorks, Lisa Winward’s proposal to hold several ‘days of action,’ at the beginning of the 2021 season. These include ‘an uplift in the number of safety camera vans and an uplift in traffic officers for stopping vehicles and the conducting of physical examinations for construction and use offences.’


With the support of the YDNPA and local MPs, Rishi Sunak, Tim Farron, Julian Smith and David Morris, the CANS campaign will press the police and highways authorities to sustain and develop these and other measures so that everyone can enjoy the unique beauty and tranquillity of the National Park.


Hamish Wilson


Chair of CANS (Garsdale Parish Councillor)


The following councils  have representatives on CANS: Kirby Lonsdale, Casterton, Barbon, Middleton, Sedbergh, Garsdale, Hawes and Abbotside, Ingleton, Ireby and Leck, Burrow-with-Burrow, Melling with Wrayton. Nick Cotton (Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale County Councillor) and Kevin Lancaster (South Lakeland District Councillor) are also members.


Concern About Motor Cycle Nuisance in the Parish


Casterton Parish Council

Vacancy for a Councillor


Click here for notice of vacancy

Casterton Community Trust


The count of the ballot to elect 4 Trustees, delayed due to the pandemic, will take place in Casterton Village Hall  on Tuesday June 22nd at 7.30pm