20th - 29th
September 2024

 Swaledale View

About Us

Our Festival is run by a Charitable Organisation, Richmond Walking and Book Festival (registered charitable number 1191688), with a small dedicated team of Trustees and other local volunteers, and with the support of the Swaledale Outdoor Club. It provides a unique mix of daytime walks and evening talks to both inspire and invigorate you:

Be inspired: meet celebrated authors, discover new ones and engage in a full programme of morning and evening book events.

Be invigorated: explore the beautiful Northern Dales in autumn - enjoy daily walks for amblers, ramblers and serious walkers led by friendly guides, keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the Dales.

We have a great selection of graded walks to choose from each day, you can embark on an ambitious climb one day and enjoy an historical stroll the next. Some of the talks may relate to the local area you're visiting and some may take you off in into completely different subjects.  There are also often more participatory events such as a Poetry Open Mic and Book Club discussions.

Richmond is on the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It is very compact with shops, restaurants, accommodation, a Norman castle, the River Swale within walking distance and, of course, the Dales, very close by.

Easily accessible by road or rail, Richmond is just off the A1 at Scotch Corner and a bus ride from Darlington Railway Station on the East Coast mainline.

Please note - in the interests of other walkers, wildlife and livestock, dogs are not allowed on any festival walks.

If you have any questions about the Festival then please contact: info@booksandboots.org

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