W19: Swaledale Challenge Day 6 (new)
Start from Lidl car park at 9.00am. 12 miles. Moderate / Hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)
The final stage of our 6-day challenge walk consists of a circular route starting and ending at Richmond. The walk follows Wainwright's Coast to Coast route as far as Marske. We then cross to Downholme village and return to Richmond enjoying outstanding views of Lower Swaledale and the Hambleton Hills. A fine circuit with a variety of woodland, field and moorland paths providing a fitting conclusion to our 66-mile journey through glorious Swaledale.
Generously supported by Purple Creative.
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W20: Leyburn Shawl & Wensley
Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start Leyburn (Grove Square car park) at 9.45am. 7 miles. Moderate. £7.
Walking west we retrace the escape path of Mary, Queen of Scots, enjoying magnificent views of Lower Wensleydale with its rich patchwork of woodland, villages, parkland and high moors. We return through the pretty village of Wensley, once the capital of the lower dale.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Castle Hill Bookshop DL10 4QP, 1030am-12.30pm * Free, donations welcome
Come and enjoy coffee and cakes to support a very worthwhile cause. Why not browse our bookshop while you are here? We donate 10% of the shop's takings this Friday to Macmillan Cancer Support.
W21: Foxglove Covert Nature Walk
Leave Lidl car park at 9.30am. Start at Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve field centre, Catterick Garrison at 10.00am. 3 miles. Easy. £7. * Please note, that photo identification is required to gain access to the nature reserve.
Come and join one of the Reserve Managers to explore the 100-acre Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve located at Catterick Garrison. There are many different habitats which are home to over 2300 species of flowers, fungi, birds and insects. Worth bringing your binoculars if you have some.
Generously supported by Foxglove Covert.
T8: Exploring Richmond
Meet outside the Town Hall at 12.00 noon. Free, but please book a place. Donations to the Richmond Mayor’s Charities most welcome.
Your costumed guide, a Richmond policeman of 1842, takes you for a walk back in time. Lasts just over an hour.
E12: Lonely Planet's Yorkshire Author, Neil Wilson - 'It's Filthy Work But Someone Has To Do It'
Richmond Town Hall DL10 4QL * 7.30pm * Tickets £6 * Travel & Yorkshire Book stall * Fair Trade refreshments * Disabled access
Neil Wilson has been writing travel guidebooks for almost 30 years, mostly for publisher Lonely Planet. It's a job that has taken him to many corners of the world and has provided the opportunity to indulge in some of his favourite pastimes – including walking – while pretending that it was 'work'. Here he talks about the life of a guidebook writer and revisits some of the more memorable walks that his travels have taken him to.
Generously supported by the Richmond Fairtrade Forum