Please note that this year's Richmond Walking & Book Festival is taking place a week later than usual from Saturday September 28th to Sunday October 6th 2019.

This is because Yorkshire, the Northern Dales and Richmond are welcoming cycling's UCI Road World Championships during the last week of September and, besides the potential competition for accommodation and road closures that could affect the walkers, we don't want to steal their thunder!

Our festival will provide an opportunity for a fantastic break; combining daytime walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors. You create your own programme; do as little or as much as you choose, of either or both.  The Festival is centred in the lively and picturesque market town of Richmond which boasts everything you need to ensure a wonderful day or longer stay, whether a solo traveller or with a group of friends.

Our Walks Programme features walks of varying lengths that take you out into some of the most stunning scenery England has to offer, in the Yorkshire Dales and other less well visited areas within easy reach of Richmond.  We also offer shorter town-based walks of local interest and a programme of Health Walks. With at least 3 walks per day to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. 
 
So, we hope there is something for everyone and we look forward to seeing you here!

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We're pleased to say that our Author Programme is complete and speakers include Rachel Reeves MP, TV Vet Julian Norton, Ed Kluz, celebrity vicar...
Sunday 29th September will see the Elite Men's Road Race following the route of the Tour de France Grand Depart - which means the roads of...
The programme of walks for the 2019 Festival is nearly complete and will be on the website shortly. We have the usual wide range of Main Programme...
We're very pleased to announce that we have authors already confirmed for this year's Walking & Book Festival so you can look forward to...
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