Books and boots, walks and words... Come and join our unique festival with nine days of book events and guided walks in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

We hope to welcome you to Richmond in 2018 for the 14th Richmond Walking & Book Festival.

Wednesday Sept. 19th: We are very sorry to say that the talk by Salley Vickers on Sunday September 23rd, 7.30pm has had to be cancelled due to illness.

Tickets can be refunded from the Georgian Theatre Royal on 01748 825 252 and if you have any other queries, please do call us at Castle Hill Bookshop on 01748 824 243, email:

We're so sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment, and hope you still enjoy the rest of the Festival. Best wishes from the Festival organisers.

Our festival provides the opportunity for a fantastic break; combining day time walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors. You create your own programme; do as little or as much of either or both.  The Festival is centred in the lively and picturesque market town of Richmond which boasts everything you need to ensure a wonderful day or longer stay, whether a solo traveller or a group of friends

Our walks programme features walks of varying lengths which take us out into some of the most stunning scenery England has to offer in the Yorkshire Dales and less well visited areas around Richmond.  We with also offer shorter town based walks of local interest and a programme of health walks. With at least 3 walks per day to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. 
So, we hope there is something for everyone and we look forward to seeing you here!

The full programme of walks is now available by visiting the "Programme at a glance" page of the website. The book events programme will be added shortly. Tickets for all walks and book events will go on sale on 1 July 2018.

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