We are pleased to be able to share the provisional programme for the 2021 Richmond Walking & Book Festival
Planning is well underway for the 2021 event which will run from 18th to 26th September 2021, and with Covid restrictions easing we are looking forward to providing you with a full schedule of events.
We will be updating the website with further details of our exciting programme over the weeks ahead, including our book events.
At this stage we are publishing our provisional walking programme. This provides our usual eclectic mix of old favourites and a wide range of new walks to tempt you out into the beautiful countryside and history of our area. We are also providing walks at all levels - from gentle strolls round the town of Richmond to challenging walks on the high fells. This year our themed programme of Challenge Walks features six walks in our "Wensleydale Challenge" which will run from the Sunday to the Friday of Festival week. We are also revisiting High Cup Nick on the opening Saturday, and we will feature a linear 15 mile walk from Castle Bolton to Richmond on the final Saturday of the Festival. 2021 is the 950th Anniversary of Richmond Castle and this latter walk, along with others in the programme, will be part of our support for this event, as we will visit or pass close to a number of castles in the area and be able to share some of their history with you as part of the walk. Full details are set out in the individual walk descriptions. For those looking for something less strenuous we have the usual wide range of shorter/moderate graded walks throughout our area. Truly something for everyone.
Please note that the provisional programme may be subject to detail changes over the next few weeks in advance of booking opening in July. Covid restrictions have meant that final route checking is still needed on some of the walks.
We look forward to seeing you later in 2021.
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