18th - 26th
September 2021

Saturday 18 Sept 2021

W1: Grinton, Apedale and Harkerside Moor - new

Leave Station car park 9.15am. Start at parking area at the junction of the Leyburn and Redmire roads near to Grinton YHA (GR: SE047978) at 9.45am. 10 Miles. Moderate. £7

Our walk climbs steadily uphill as we make our way to the top of Greets Hill. Throughout the walk we will see remains of the lead mining industry that was so important in this part of the dale, and a fine example of an area supporting the more modern land use for sheep rearing and grouse shooting. From Greet’s Hill we make our way down to Dent’s Houses in Apedale where we turn west along the old Apedale Road to the head of the Dale. From here we swing round for a return across Harkerside Moor. Most of the walk is on shooting tracks giving easy to moderate walking with great moorland views throughout.

Sponsored by: Altberg www.altberg.co.uk

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W2: Visit to Altberg Factory and walk to Willance’s Leap

Meet at Altberg Factory shop on Gallowfields Trading Estate DL10 4TG at 10.00am. 6.5 Miles. Moderate. £7  

Our traditional start of Festival event is back by popular demand. Altberg is the last remaining boot manufacturer in England, and we will start the day at the factory to see how the boots are designed and made - for walking, the army and biking. There’s time for a cup of tea and a look round the excellent factory shop before a walk along Whitcliffe Scar with great views over lower Swaledale to hear about the famous but gruesome legend of Willance’s Leap.

Sponsored by: Altberg www.altberg.co.uk

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E1: ‘Castle Fun at Richmond Library’ with Karen Langtree & Gill McLean

Richmond Library DL10 4AE; 10.30am – 11.30am; Free of charge; Book at Richmond Library – details to be confirmed; Disabled access

Meet Yorkshire authors, Karen Langtree and Gill McLean, and see how they created ‘The Knights of the Wobbly Table’.

Suitable for 7-11 year-olds who bring their own grown-up.

In partnership with Richmond 950   www.richmond950.co.uk

Sponsored by: CRACCL & NYCC

E2: ‘Researching for Horrible Histories’ with Henri Ward

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond DL10 4DW; 7.30pm ; £10 from www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk; Bar; Bookstall; Disabled access

Henri has worked in television and publishing for the better part of a decade, working as a researcher and producer on the popular TV adaptation of the bestselling book series Horrible Histories, as well as helping prominent historians research their own books.

In his talk, Henri will reveal some of his favourite parts of the research process, the fine line he treads between telling a good story and making sure everything is 100% accurate, dispelling historical myths, and some of the pitfalls that come with the territory.

In partnership with Richmond 950   www.richmond950.co.uk

Sponsored by: Goosewing Gallery, Richmond Indoor Market.   www.goosewinggallery.co.uk

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