W19: Wensleydale Challenge – Leg 6 – Raydale, Jeffrey Pot and Wether Fell - new
Leave Station car park at 9.00am Start Marsett Village Green by the bridge (GR: SD904863) at 10.00am. 11 Miles. Hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)
Marsett sits in Raydale above Semerwater and we follow a leafy lane to the holiday complex at Raydale House. From here a steep shooting track takes us up Billingside Moor and over the grouse moor crossing the 2,000 feet contour. We are on the edge of Yockenthwaite Moor, reputed to be the boggiest in the Dales (for those who joined us in that year - remember 2018!). We turn north west however and cross the dramatic Jeffery Pot Scar at 1,995 feet. We traverse the head of Bardale Beck to the Roman Cam High Road which climbs Wether Fell (Drumaldrace) at 2,014 feet. We follow the Roman Road until we reach the steep path which drops back down to Marsett with fine views of Semerwater.
Sponsored by: The Sirius Group www.thesiriusgroup.com
W20: Muker and Keld – River Trust Walk and Talk - new
Leave Station car park at 9.00am. Start Muker car park (charges) (GR: SD910978) at 10.00am. 6 miles. Moderate. £7
This year our walk led by staff from the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust moves up towards the source of the Swale. The aim will be to look at the river system between Muker and Keld, taking us up one of the most picturesque valleys in this part of the Dales. We walk up one side of the valley to Keld, visiting the impressive waterfall at Kisdon Force. We return on the other side of the valley, visiting the ruins of Crackpot Hall on the way downstream.
Sponsored by: The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust www.ydrt.org.uk
W21: A Turner Trail: Cotterdale and Mossdale from Hawes - new
Leave Station car park 9.15am. Start Hawes Dales Countryside Museum car park (charges) (GR: SD 875899) at 10.00am. 10 miles. Moderate. £7
Some years ago Welcome to Yorkshire completed a project on JMW Turner’s legacy and the viewpoints that he sketched or painted on his many visits to the area. We will follow one of the walking routes developed at that time which takes us to a couple of the viewpoints he painted, and in particular Mossdale Falls which he sketched on his 1816 visit. Needless to say there are many other grand vistas in this beautiful part of Wensleydale, not least a chance to visit the lovely remote valley of Cotterdale, and the villages of this part of the Dale.
E13: Jane Hatcher and ‘The Richmondians’
The Station, Richmond DL10 4LD; 11.00am - midday; £5; Café/restaurant; Bookstall; Disabled access
Richmond writer Jane Hatcher is bringing out a book to coincide with the 950 celebrations in 2021. Called ‘Richmondians’, it celebrates men and women who have been connected with the town of Richmond in a variety of ways over its 950-year history.
The talk will discuss how she chose them, and why, and how she compiled their brief biographies. What, if anything, have the individuals left behind them in the town today? How do their stories reflect life in Richmond in their day?
In partnership with Richmond 950 www.richmond950.co.uk Sponsored by: The Station www.thestation.co.uk
E14: Tim Clissold - ‘China and its Poetry’
Richmond Town Hall, DL10 4QL; 7.30pm; £10; Refreshments; Bookstall; Disabled access
Local resident and China expert, Tim Clissold shares observations and experiences from years of living in China and working in its business community, both reflected in his first two books, 'Mr China' and 'China Rules'.
According to ‘The Beijinger’, Tim’s bi-lingual third book, 'Cloud Chamber', gives “a Westerner's look at Chinese poetry, placing the poets and their work into the context of Chinese history and society through the eyes of a foreigner”, thus providing insights into a culture often felt elusive to western eyes.