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CORONAVIRUS [Latest: Checked and updated 3rd November 2021. The Memorial Hall has re-opened. New safety guidelines from August 2021 onwards are in place. ] See Memorial HallEvents and Church tabs for updates.

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The parish magazine [monthly] is Skelsmergh, Selside and Longsleddale Church and Community News. See the Church tab to arrange to receive it [for delivery or by post]

Selside Parish and Memorial Hall, Cumbria

Welcome to our community website. Selside is a scattered rural community with no village centre, comprising around 100 households. Kendal is the nearest town, 5 miles to the south. The parish straddles the A6 road from Kendal to Penrith.

Selside lies at the south-eastern edge of the Lake District National Park. It is traditional hill-farming and sheep-farming country. We have a community hall available for functions, a church, and a primary school. This website also serves the parish of Fawcett Forest and part of the parish of Whinfell.

The community is a healthy mix of people with strong local roots and “off-comers” who have moved into the area through work or retirement. We welcome visitors to a range of holiday accommodation in delightful scenery, with access close by to attractive valleys and hills.

Selside Memorial Hall Selside Memorial Hall

Elsewhere on the website:

◊ View the diary of community events

◊ Find out more about booking Selside Memorial Hall

◊ Look at our listings of local holiday accommodation

◊ Read about Selside Parish Meeting and local community issues

◊ Find out about visiting Selside and links to information about the wider area.

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