W25: A Penhill Circular - new
Leave Station car park at 9.15am. Start West Burton Village Green (GR: SE 018 867, What3Words: ///retiring.attitudes.much) at 10.00am. 10 Miles. Moderate/Hard. £7
From West Burton we make our way to the impressive waterfall at the edge of the village before starting our climb to the panorama path round the flank of Penhill. We climb steeply to gain the ridge of Penhill and make our way to the famous beacon site at the end of that ridge before our descent east and then south across Melmerby Moor. We gain height again as we head west along a moorland track, descending again down Thupton Gill into the Walden Valley and our return along the beckside path to our start.
W26: Grinton and Harkerside - new
Leave Station car park at 9.30am. Start Reeth Village Green (GR: SE 038 993, What3Words: ///canoe.carpentry.divisions ) at 10.00am. 9 Miles. Moderate. £7
From Reeth we follow field paths along the valley to Grinton before beginning a steady climb up the side of the valley to the impressive remains of Grinton Smelt Mill. We make our way over Harkerside Moor to the hillfort of Maiden Castle with its interesting stone corridor-like entrance way before descending back into the valley to cross the Swale at Reeth Swing Bridge to return to our start.
T3: Richmond Town Guided Walk
Meet outside the Town Hall at 2.15pm. Free, just turn up on the day. Donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.
This walk around the central area of Richmond lasts for between one hour and one and a half hours and remains on level ground, as far as is possible in Richmond!
E19: Sir Nick Young and "My Years with the British Red Cross’"
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond DL10 4DW | 7:30pm | £12 from www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk | Bar, bookstall, disabled access
Sir Nick Young’s memoir is a fascinating and candid account of his thirteen successful years as chief executive of the British Red Cross (2001-2014). During this critical period he led the organisation’s response to a financial crisis, the Iraq War, the Asian Tsunami, the London bombings, a kidnapping, the fighting in Syria, media challenges, and numerous earthquakes, floods and other disasters. Nick shares the strains and the moments of personal fulfilment, relief and humour, as he played a key role in the humanitarian response to some of the 21st Century’s most dramatic and dangerous events.
Nick will be in conversation with Peter Barron, Editor of the Northern Echo for 40 years and Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham
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