Thursday 29 Sept 2016

W16: Wensleydale Medley Day 5 – Across to Colsterdale

Leave Co-op car park at 9.30am. Start at East Witton (GR: SE 145860) at 10.15am. 9 Miles. Moderate £7.

Another walk of contrasts for the final day of the Wensleydale Medley. We pass coniferous forest, cross wild moorland with gritstone crags and drop into the remote valley of Colsterdale to the splendidly named Gollinglith Foot. We follow the beck downstream and cross over more moorland to Wensleydale, bypassing Ellingstring and following field paths back to East Witton, with its long village green and ancient church.

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W17: Muker to Keld Classic (new)

Leave Co-op car park at 9.00am. Start at pay & display car park Muker at 10:00am. 5 miles. Easy. £7.

A scenic circular walk from Muker to Keld and back in conjunction with Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust. We’ll pass several points of interest and projects that YDMT have supported or been involved in, including: The Muker Literary Institute, the paved paths through meadows at Muker (opened by Prince Charles), a couple of bridges, and repairs to Crack Pot to stabilise the structure.

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W18: Scar House & How Stean Gorge (new)

Leave Co-op car park at 9.15am. Start at Scar House Reservoir car park (GR: SE 070766) at 10.15am. 8.5 Miles. Moderate. £10 includes entry fee to visit How Stean Gorge.

Join us for this classic Nidderdale walk, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which takes us from the impressive dam at Scar House Reservoir, set high above Middlesmoor, down to “Yorkshire’s Little Switzerland”. Here we enjoy a visit to How Stean Gorge, a spectacular limestone ravine carved out over thousands of years by water flow, crossing and re-crossing footbridges and following the narrow paths through the gorge. Now following the Nidderdale Way we pass Goyden Pot and Manchester Hole as we make our way back to the start of our walk.

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'Written Locally' (new) with John Dickinson

Come and listen to local author, John Dickinson read from his book, 'A Yak in the Fridge'.

Castle Hill Bookshop, 10.00am-midday, Free entry.


H4: Scorton Lakes & Bolton On Swale

Start 10:15am Community Café on Scorton Village Green. 4.7 miles. Easy. Free

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.


'Written Locally' (new) with Paul Hewitt

Come and listen to local poet, Paul Hewitt, read his work.

Castle Hill Bookshop, 2.00-4.00pm, Free entry.


T7: Ghost Walk

Meet at the Turf Hotel, Victoria Road at 6pm. Adult £3.00. Child £2.00. Payment to your costumed guide. More details on 01748 818156. 

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


E7: Poetry Open Mic compèred by Richmondshire Writers

Poetry Open Mic compèred by Richmondshire Writers.

Venue & Time: Richmond Cricket Club DL10 4AR; Disabled access; 7.30pm

Tickets: £3

Come and join in this community event…

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North Country Theatre presents 'Wish House'

Locally-based North Country Theatre presents 'Wish House'.

Venue & Time: Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond DL10 4DW; 7.30pm

See Wednesday's insert for more information


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