W3: Swaledale Challenge Day 1 (new)
Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start at Fremington 9:30am. 9.5 miles. Moderate. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)
Leaving the meadows of Fremington far below we climb up the old miners' track to Fremington Edge and walk along the edge westwards with lovely views of Reeth and Arkengarthdale before descending through the old quarries to Storthwaite Hall and along the side of Arkle Beck to The Stang Bridge. We then return to Fremington along valley paths through the meadows with many fine examples of Yorkshire Dales stiles, squeezes and barns.
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W4: Around Penhill
Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start West Burton village green 10.00am. 9 miles. Moderate. £7.
Starting at the lovely village of West Burton, we cross wild grouse moors before dropping down to the peaceful village of Carlton. Climbing back onto the moors, we cross the eastern flank of Penhill and return to West Burton via High Lane with Wensleydale's patchwork of fields below us.
W5: Along the Tees to Egglestone Abbey
Leave Lidl car park at 9.30am. Start Whorlton village green 10.00am. 6.5 miles. Easy./Moderate. £7.
A pleasant walk from the village of Whorlton along the north bank of the Tees, over fields and through woodland to the picturesque riverside ruins of Egglestone Abbey. After taking lunch there, we retrace our steps back to Abbey Bridge, then along the south bank to the 'Meeting of the Waters', by the fortified manor of Mortham Tower and finally back over the fields to Whorlton.
T2: Richmond’s Wynds and Lanes
Meet at Castle Hill Bookshop at 2.30pm. Free but please book a place. Donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.
Local historian and author Mark Whyman leads this walk which explores Richmond’s Wynds and Lanes. Offering big views, intriguing nooks, secret places and a chance to hear of the people who lived in them. The walk is mostly on pavements, but also has some steep slopes and steps.
E3: An Evening with Best-selling author, Val McDermid.
Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond, DL10 4DW * 7.30pm * Tickets £6, £8 & £10 FROM THE GEORGIAN THEATRE Box Office 01748 825 252, www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk * Book stall * Bar * Disabled access
Dubbed the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid has sold over 15 million books. Perhaps best-known for her Wire in the Blood series starring Robson Green, her new novel, Insidious Intent, is published in August following her recent best-seller Out of Bounds.
Val is also a regular on TV, radio and in print. Her recent projects include two BBC Radio 4 dramas, chairing the Wellcome Book Prize - and captaining the 2016 winning University Challenge alumnae team!
Val will be discussing her writing, her inspirations and the fatal attraction of crime fiction.