16th - 25th
September 2022

Thursday 22 Sept 2022

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W15: Swale Watershed Challenge Walk 5 - Swinner Gill, Rogan's Seat & Gunnerside - new

Leave Station car park at 9.00am Start at Public Car Park Muker  (GR: SD 911 978 ) at 10.00am 15 Miles. Hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

This walk starts with a steady climb up the side of Kisdon Hill, which we skirt around and on to Catrake Force below Keld. We cross the Swale and follow the track up past Crackpot Hall and into the unmistakable Swinner Gill. A steep climb takes us onto the moor top and then along to Rogan's Seat at 672 metres. We descend through peat hags to reach the Blackethwaite dams, left behind by Swaledale lead miners. A tricky section gets us into the top of Gunnerside Gill and we follow this down through the lead mining scars and ruins. We then head west high above Ivelet and back round to Muker.

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W16: Coverdale’s “Dairy Days”

Leave Station car park 9.15am. Start at Carlton in Coverdale Village Hall (GR: SE 069 847) at 10.00am. 8 Miles. Moderate. £7

As an early sell out in 2021 we thought this was one to repeat in 2022. Based on a Yorkshire Dales National Park community history project this 8-mile walk explores some of Coverdale’s dairying heritage from ancient times to the present day as well as sampling the delights of the Coverdale countryside, it’s pretty villages and monastic past. Starting from Carlton, the principal village, the route takes us up onto the moor below Penhill before making a circuit of both sides of the valley. Whilst often a gentle ramble the route does involve a couple of steeper sections when we access vantage points from which, weather permitting, there are exceptional views across the dale.


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W17: Barningham Moor – new

Leave Station car park 9.15am.  Start at pull in parking on moor edge south-west of Barningham (GR: NZ 080 101) at 10.00am. 7 Miles. Moderate. £7

This walk on Barningham Moor promises open skies and good views north towards the valley of the Tees. We will use tracks and cross open moorland. During the walk we will see something of the rich archaeological history of this area including examples of Rock Art, and the remains of a bronze age village and stone circle.

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E12: Annabel Streets and '52 Ways to Walk’

The Station, Richmond DL10 4LD. 11.00am - midday. £8 plus £2 for an optional walking masterclass either from 9:30am to 10:00am or 10:15am to 10:45am. Café/restaurant, bookstall, disabled access.

Annabel Streets writes highly researched fiction and non-fiction and is a founder of the blog https://agewellproject.com/ . ‘52 Ways to Walk - The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellbeing and Joy, One Week at a Time’ is her second book on the subject of walking.  It examines the science of different ways of being on foot - from walking at altitude and in forests, to going backwards and barefoot – and everything in between.  Explore what happens to our bodies and brains when we use vista vision, nasal breathing, fractal-finding and the perfect gait.

Join Annabel for an optional 30-minute Walking Masterclass – this will be active and mobile...and very hands-on.

And why not make a day of it? Our 4.5 mile walk ‘H2: Iron Banks and Park Wood’ sets off from the Station at 13.00pm and is part of the Ramblers Wellbeing Walks.  An ideal way to spend your afternoon after learning the benefits of walking in the morning!

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H2: Iron Banks and Park Wood - new

Start at the picnic tables at The Station. 1.00pm. 4.5 Miles. Easy. Free just turn up on the day.  

Our afternoon start time and starting point for this walk will allow people to go to this morning’s book event at the Station and take part in this walk as well. The morning talk is by Annabel Street on her book “52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellbeing and Joy, One Week at a Time”. What better way to make a day of it than join this afternoon walk organised as part of the national Ramblers Wellbeing Walks.  We will walk along both banks of The Swale past the ruined Easby Abbey until we reach the Coast to Coast path. We follow this through the lovely Iron Banks wood where part of the route is perched high above the river. We cut back across the fields through Park Wood and can then look back on the fine views of Richmond before descending the cycle track back to The Station.

E13: Oliver Condy and ‘Symphonies for the Soul’- in conversation with James Naughtie

Influence Church, Richmond DL10 4AS. 7.30pm. £15. Refreshments, bookstall, disabled access.

Oliver Condy, author of ‘Symphonies for the Soul: Classical Music to Cure Any Ailment’ is a musician and editor with 20 years of experience in music publishing. A former Editor of BBC Music Magazine, where he oversaw more than 200 issues, Oliver will be joined on stage by James Naughtie, one of the country's best-known broadcasters, a Radio 4 presenter of ‘Today’ for 21 years and ‘Bookclub’ since the programme began in 1998. He is also a writer, with books about music and politics, an account of travels in the United States over 50 years, and three espionage novels. ‘The Spy Across the Water’, will be published later this year.

Their conversation will include musical pieces chosen for the occasion by Oliver Condy.

This event is run in partnership with Richmondshire Concert Series

Sponsored by: Millgate House

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