W22: Leyburn to Bolton Castle Round (new)
Leave Nuns Close 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)
Leave Nuns Close 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)
Leave Nuns Close car park at 9.30am. Start car park at east end of racecourse on Washton Road at 9:45am. 9 miles. 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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Alice in Wonderland Workshop with local story-teller, Rhoda Fraser
10.30am, Richmond Community Library, Queens Road, Richmond DL10 4AE, 01609 534 580, free
Dressed as Alice, story-teller Rhoda Fraser will bring to life the story of Alice in Wonderland and explore the idea of where an underground passage may lead and what adventures may be told.
Sponsor: CRACCL (Catterick, Richmond & Colburn Community Libraries) and North Yorkshire County Council
T6: Richmond’s Best Buildings
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.
E11: Stable Lass – Riding Out & Mucking In with Gemma Hogg
7.30pm, Richmond Methodist Church, Queens Road, Richmond DL10 4AE, £6, refreshments, Book Stall, disabled access
Being a stable lass is extremely hard work with long, back-breaking hours and often treacherous weather but to Gemma Hogg, assistant trainer, and former stable lass, at Micky Hammond Racing in Middleham, North Yorkshire, it is one of the most rewarding jobs possible.
In Stable Lass, Gemma takes us into the closed world of a top racing yard including the elation of having several winners in one day, the almost-indescribable grief of losing a beloved horse and heart-warming stories of loveable and cantankerous thoroughbreds – and colleagues.