Graveyard trail - Rathmell

24 October 2022

Discover the extraordinary families and forgotten life stories of the people who lived around Rathmell, and who are buried in local graveyards.

Graveyard trail - Rathmell 

Monday 24 October, 2.30 - 4.30pm | FREE, donations welcome 

YDMT have teamed up with Settle Graveyard Project to bring you a series of graveyard trails to uncover the forgotten life stories and fascinating characters of people who lived around Long Preston, and who are buried in local graveyards. Each of our trails uncovers a different story...

'Rags and Riches on a Rathmell Ramble' -

A gentle potter around the village of Rathmell discovering the fortunes of its ancestors. This will be a light hearted, entertaining celebration of some local characters of bygone days. It will start at the Rathmell Reading Room (BD24 0LE) on Rathmell Main Street and finish at Rathmell Old School (BD24 OLA) on Hesley Lane. Light refreshment at the finish.  

The trails are led by local historian Sarah Lister, whose latest book ‘Meandering down the Ribble’ (available to buy from our online shop) explores the lives of people who lived, worked and died in the Long Preston area. A must for anyone looking for an exciting and interactive glimpse into the history of this iconic area. 

The trails are being delivered for free as part of Deeper Connections, Long Preston Floodplain project that enhances the important wet grassland habitats of the Ribble floodplain and helps people to discover and protect this unique landscape. We'd welcome your donations to help support our work.   

Please book in advance 

To book your place please contact or call us on 015242 51002. 

If you are arriving by car please avoid parking on the main road and use the village car park on the Main Street towards Settle, opposite the Reading Room.  


Entertainment, Talks & Presentations

Booking Details

Email or call 015242 51002 to book your place.