Books and boots, walks and words... Come and join our unique festival with nine days of book events and guided walks in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Our festival provides the opportunity for a fantastic break; combining day time walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors. You create your own programme; do as little or as much of either or both.

The Festival is centred in the lively and picturesque market town of Richmond which boasts everything you need to ensure a wonderful day or longer stay, whether a solo traveller or a group of friends.

Our walks programme features walks of varying lengths which take us out into the some of the most stunning scenery England has to offer in the Yorkshire Dales and less well visited areas around Richmond.  We also offer shorter town based walks of local interest and a programme of health walks.   With at least 3 walks per day to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.  Each Festival we run a varied programme of evening talks and events alongside the walking programme. 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's also some more participatory events - Poetry Open Mic and Book club discussions

We hope to welcome you to Richmond in 2017 for the 13th Richmond Walking & Book Festival. The small group of volunteers who run the Festival are busy putting the programme together for 2017.  As soon as we have the details we'll add them to the website.  We expect to have confirmed the walk programme by the end of April, with the other events following in May and June. 

The tickets will go on sale on the 1 July 2017. 

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