Welcome to the Darley Village website

The Parish of Darley and Menwith is situated in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, midway between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge. It has around 1200 inhabitants living in some 450 houses in what is known as a ribbon village. Many of the houses line Darley Main Street which stretches for over 1.5km, and others are on lanes leading off this street, or in the surrounding area. It is a thriving village with several community groups catering for all needs.

Coronation Events in Darley Memorial Hall are being organised under the banner of Focus on Darley to give the village the opportunity to celebrate over the Bank Holiday weekend.  There will be a Coronation Ceilidh on Saturday 6 May from 7pm and a Coronation Cream Tea on Monday 8 May.  Watch out for more details about volunteering to help or buying tickets.

Cosy Cuppa Fridays have been established as part of the Warm Spaces Initiative.
All are welcome at Christ Church Community Centre every Friday between 10a.m. and noon to enjoy a cuppa, chat to others, pick up a book or play a board game.

Darley Community Library is now open on Saturdays 10-12 noon, Mondays 5.30 - 6.30pm (term-time only and not Bank Holidays),  Tuesdays 10.45 - 12.15

Regular Darley Film Nights will resume in the Autumn

Latest village newsletter is  now available   Next one due end March 2023

Darley Who-Dun-it Trail A circular route (about 1.5 hours) from Darley Shop has been devised, taking in the river bank and parts of the village. Download by clicking on the title link at the start of this item.  You can also pick up a printed copy from Darley Shop.  Happy Sleuthing!


Forthcoming Events

Latest News

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - FREE Farming for Resilience Events: Northern Protected Landscapes

Published: 24 May 23

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is holding a number of FREE Farming for Resilience Events: Northern Protected Landscapes events Read More...

North Yorkshire Council - Let's Talk Transport Consultation

Published: 24 May 23

North Yorkshire Council is consulting on transport within the county and has asked for views and information from residents. Read More...

Nidderdale Sunday Bus Services 2023

Published: 24 May 23

The Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company has provided information to the Parish Council regarding bus services running on Sundays Read More...

Planned closure Menwith Hill Road 2 May - 21 August 2023

Published: 25 Apr 23

Menwith Hill Road (between the B6451 and Cold Cotes Road/Stumps Lane) will be closed from 2 May - 21 August 2023 as part of work to remodel the main entrance to RAF Menwith Hill. Read More...

Parish Assembly 2023 minutes and Organisations Report

Published: 24 Apr 23

The Darley and Menwith Parish Assembly was held in Darley Memorial Hall on Monday 24 April 2023. Read More...

Nidderdale Plus and Mind Harrogate - Nidderdale Men's Group

Published: 1 Mar 23

Nidderdale Plus Community Hub, in partnership with Mind in Harrogate, are to host the Nidderdale Men's Group which is being funded as part of the Warm Spaces Initiative. Details are below. Read More...


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