Our village hall provides a place for the whole community of Littondale to gather. It is the central hub where the people of the five villages of the dale can meet, celebrate, share and experience a range of activities and performances.

The space is well used by various community groups and a wide range of events are held throughout the year with the aim of providing something for everyone, residents of the dale and visitors alike.

The hall, with kitchen and bar, is available to hire for your own event and those special occasions including parties, weddings, christenings, birthdays.

If you would like to hire the hall please contact:
Sarah Paul 01756 770282 / carrfarm2021@gmail.com

Littondale is a peaceful valley in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Its settlements – Hawkswick, Arncliffe, Litton, Halton Gill, Foxup and Cosh – are sited along the shortest river in England, the Skirfare.

This sheltered, fertile valley has been occupied for over 5,000 years and is rich in Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements, mainly on the hill tops above the dale, where traces of circular dwellings and small, square fields remain. Anglian and Viking settlers cleared the trees and established farms along the valley bottom. The villages of Arneclif, Hocheswic and Litone were recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086. In the 12th century, the monks of Fountains Abbey were given much of Littondale, except for two oxgangs (a small area of land that an ox could plough in a season) and pasture for 300 sheep, which were given to Sawley Abbey.

Littondale was formerly known as Amerdale, probably named for Amer, one of the first Anglian farmers to settle here. 


Foxup & Cosh

Halton Gill



Nether Hesleden

Amerdale Hall needs your help.

To ensure that the Hall can continue as the Dale’s community hub for residents and visitors alike into the long term, we urgently need to replace the roof, update the kitchen and insulation, install cost-effective, eco-friendly heating and an accessible WC.

Plans have been drawn up for this vital and exciting redevelopment: now we need your support to raise the funds to make these plans a reality.

How you can help

If you would like to apply to join the small group of volunteers who manage the Hall, please contact the Chair on (01756) 770050.

To become a more sustainable resource for our community we need:

  • New roof
  • Accessible WC
  • New kitchen
  • Insulation
  • Improved heating from renewables