Programme at a glance 2018

T3: Richmond Town Guided Walk

26 September 2018

Meet outside the Town Hall at 11.00am. Free just turn up on the day. Donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.

Join one of a group of enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteers who provide guided walks on Wednesdays and Sundays from the beginning of June to the end of September each year. The walks last for between one hour and one and a half hours and remain on level ground, as far as is possible in Richmond. 


T4: Ghost Walk

26 September 2018

Meet at the Friary Gardens, Queens Road DL10 4DW at 2.00pm. Adult £4.00. Child £3.50. Under 5s Free. Payment to your costumed guide. More details on 07775 618472. 

Dressed in period costume, Yorkshire story-teller Rhoda Fraser reveals stories and legends of Richmond passed down through the generations, plus some “scary stories” from more recent times.


W16: The High Fells Challenge Day 5 - Rogans Seat & Water Crag (new)

27 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start Gunnerside village hall at 9.45am.13miles. Hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

Day 5 takes in 2 of the best side valleys in Swaledale and the challenging Swinner Gill. We leave Gunnerside village along the unfenced lane, admiring the Swaledale fields and characteristic barns on our left before turning into the steep sided valley under Kisdon Hill. We soon start to climb Swinner Gill pausing to see The Kirk, before a breathless pull up to Lownathwaite, to be faced by the lead mining lunar landscape of Gunnerside. From here a good track leads to Rogans Seat at 2,205ft and on to Water Crag 2,192ft. These tops are pretty featureless but are prime grouse shoots. We retrace our steps to Lownathwaite, and then descend into Gunnerside Gill and the Miners detritus at Lownathwaite Mea.  From here sheep tracks lead onto old miners tracks down the splendid Gunnerside Gill to the village.  


W17: "My kingdom for a horse"

27 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start Middleham Castle (GR: SE128884) at 10.00am. 8 Miles. Moderate. £7.  

A repeat of one of our most popular walks in 2017. Enjoy a mixture of history and horse racing as our walk takes us through the glorious Coverdale countryside to the pretty and interesting Coverham Church.  After lunch we will return over the famous High Moor Gallops to Middleham with the opportunity to view the 'Middleham Jewel' as we complete our walk. 



W18: Upper Swaledale Barns Walk (new)

27 September 2018
Leave Lidl car park at 9.30am. Start Keld - Ruskins Farm car park at 10:30am. 5miles. Moderate. £7.

Field barns and other historic buildings are a characteristic feature of the Yorkshire Dales and particularly so in Swaledale. Starting from Keld this walk across the upper dale focusses on some of these buildings, their previous use and the memories which local people have of them …….. whilst, of course, enjoying all the wider aspects of this world class landscape.

A short walk of 5miles but including some steep ground, uneven paths and stiles.

 


H4: Scorton Lakes & Bolton-On-Swale

27 September 2018

Start 10:15am Community Café on Scorton Village Green. DL10 6DT. 4.7 miles. Easy. Free, just turn up on the day. 

This route explores the recently landscaped gravel pit lakes at Scorton, great for bird life. It passes through the village of Bolton-On-Swale with its famous grave of Henry Jenkins who apparently lived to 169. We go on through the pleasant undulating farmland back for a cuppa or lunch in the cafe.


T5: Ghost Walk

27 September 2018

Meet at the Friary Gardens, Queens Road DL10 4DW at 2.00pm. Adult £4.00. Child £3.50. Under 5s Free. Payment to your costumed guide. More details on 07775 618472. 

Dressed in period costume, Yorkshire story-teller Rhoda Fraser reveals stories and legends of Richmond passed down through the generations, plus some “scary stories” from more recent times


W19: The High Fells Challenge Walk 6 - High Pike Crag & Ravenseat (new)

28 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start Ravenseat Lane End (GR NY858015) at 10.00am. 11.5 miles. Hard. £7. (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

Our final day ends with a cream tea with a TV celebrity. We start at Ravenseat Lane End and after a warm up along the unfenced lane, we follow the good track up Little Sled Dale to our first fell of the day - Archy Styrigg (Gregory Chapel) at 2,280ft. We follow the ridge north over High Seat 2,326ft and onto High Pike 2106ft. A steep descent down Careless Bank takes us back to the unfenced lane which we follow down Birkdale Common heading off left over the boggy rise, with Nine Standards Rigg over our left shoulders, and down to Ravenseat Farm. This is the 2,000 acre working farm home of Amanda Owen - "The Yorkshire Sheperdess" providing a welcome stop for tea and scones to celebrate your completion of The High Fells Challenge.  


W20: Marske Circular (new)

28 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start Marske Village (GR NZ104005) at 9.45am. 7 miles. Easy / Moderate. £7.

From the pretty village of Marske we first walk to Downholme Bridge spanning the River Swale then head in a westerly direction along farmland paths and tracks to reach the impressive remains of Marrick Smelt Mill. Next we cross a stretch of moorland before  descending to the beautiful valley of Marske Beck and so back to into the village and an opportunity to visit the ancient St Edmund’s church. 

 


W21: Hudswell & Hag Woods Nature Walk

28 September 2018

Start from Lidl car park at 9:30am. 6.5 miles. Moderate. £7

Join the local National Trust Ranger for a walk through Hudswell & Hag Woods. We'll be identifying flora and fauna as we go and discussing the management of these important woodlands and riverside meadows. Though on woodland tracks on the edge of Richmond, these are steep in places with some steps. 

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W22: Leyburn to Bolton Castle Round (new)

29 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start Leyburn (Grove Square car park) at 9.30am. 11 miles. Moderate. 

Walking west we retrace the escape path of Mary, Queen of Scots, over the famous Leyburn Shawl to Bolton Castle, enjoying magnificent views of Lower Wensleydale with its rich patchwork of woodland, villages, parkland and high moors along the way. We then return via Redmire and pastoral fields to the Bolton Hall Estate where amidst glorious parkland we pass through the pretty village of Wensley before making our way back to Leyburn




W23: The Reeth Round Robin Walk (new)

29 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start at Reeth village green at 9:45am. 6 Miles. Moderate £7.

Starting at Reeth we head up towards Calver Hill and Healaugh with excellent views across to Harkerside. Heading west we drop down through Dagger Stones Woods, enjoying the early autumn colours, and along past Thiernswood Hall to Healaugh. Heading down to the River Swale we follow it back towards Reeth before crossing the Swing Bridge and following the footpath towards Grinton and St Andrew's Church, before heading back to our starting point.  


W24: Aske Hall & Willance's Leap (new)

29 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.30am. Start car park at east end of racecourse on Washton Road  at 9:45am. 9 miles. Easy / Moderate. £7.

Leaving the site of the old racecourse we cross over the golf course before passing the Georgian Aske Hall, owned by the Marquess of Zetland and enjoying an impressive parkland setting. Following the bridleway we next pass Gillingwood Hall before meeting the ancient Jagger Lane and making our way to Willance's Leap. After hearing the famous legend of Robert Willance's tragic fall and the horse who saved his life, we return to the racecourse and view the old grandstand. 

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T6: Richmond’s Best Buildings

29 September 2018

Meet at Castle Hill Bookshop at 2.30pm. Free, but please book a place.  Donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.

Richmond has a wealth of good buildings, often hiding interesting stories. On this walk former Mayor of Richmond Clive World, talks about some of them.


W25: Walden & Coverdale Round (new)

30 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start West Burton village green at 10.00am. 12.5 miles. Moderate / Hard. £7.

This is a walk that strong walkers will not want to miss on the final day of this year's Festival. We start from West Burton, considered by many to be one of the prettiest villages in Yorkshire with a big open green and a lovely waterfall. After making our way along the little-known Walden valley we climb up and over the fell to the lovely dale of Coverdale with great views to all sides. Re-crossing the fell back into Wensleydale we finish our walk beside Cauldron Falls - much loved by Yorkshire Dales photographers. 


 


W26: Sunday Lunch Walk (new)

30 September 2018

Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start Wensley - Three Horseshoes car park at 9.45am. 7 miles. Easy . £7.

This is a relatively easy stroll in rolling Wensleydale countryside for our now traditional end-of-Festival Sunday Lunch Walk . We take in the remains of the largest lead mine in the Dale, a quiet village, a remote church and great views of Bolton Castle and Addlebrough.  We’ll just take a short drinks break, then finish with our Sunday Lunch at the Three Horseshoes, Wensley.  Gradients are generally gentle, but there are a couple of short road stretches and some stiles.

 


T7: Richmond Town Guided Walk

30 September 2018

Meet outside the Town Hall at 2.15pm. Free just turn up on the day. Donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome. 

Join one of a group of enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteers who provide guided walks on Wednesdays and Sundays from the beginning of June to the end of September each year. The walks last for between one hour and one and a half hours and remain on level ground, as far as is possible in Richmond. 

 


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