Sunday 30 Sept 2018

W25: Walden & Coverdale Round (new)

Leave Nuns Close 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. 


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W26: Sunday Lunch Walk (new)

Leave Nuns Close 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.


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T7: Richmond Town Guided Walk

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. 


E12: Deeds Not Words with Helen Pankhurst

2.30pm, Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond DL10 4DW, tickets £6, £8 & £10 from theatre Box Office: 01748 825 252,, bar, bookstall, disabled access

One hundred years after the Fourth Reform Act, which saw propertied women over 30 gain the vote for the first time, suffragette descendent and campaigner Helen Pankhurst charts how the lives of women in the UK have changed over the last 100 years.

At this last event of the Richmond Walking & Book Festival she celebrates landmark successes, little-known victories, where progress has stalled or reversed, looking into politics, money, identity, violence, culture and social norms.

Combining historical insight with inspiring argument, Deeds Not Words reveals how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far we still have to go and how we might get there.

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