W19: Cautley Spout & The Calf (new)
Leave Co-op car park 9.00am. Start Cross Keys Inn (GR SD698969) 10.00am. 8 miles. Hard. £7.
The walk starts at the Cross Keys Inn and crosses the River Rothy before heading to Cautley Spout, one of the highest waterfalls in Northern England. After a steep climb up the side of the falls a high level traverse of the Howgill Fells follows, taking in Calders and The Calf, the two highest fells in the Howgill range. We head back towards Cautley Spout, but take in Yarlside with a final steep descent to the Cross Keys, not for a pint, but maybe a cup of tea as the Inn is teetotal!
W20: Baldersdale & Battle Hill (new)
Leave Co-op car park 9.15am. Start Cotherstone Church (GR NZ013194) 10.15am. 11 miles. Moderate. £7.
This is an opportunity to walk in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty seldom visited by the Festival. We leave Cotherstone along the disused Barnard Castle to Middleton-in-Teesdale railway track to head up Baldersdale to explore the south shore of Hury Reservoir. Now joining the Pennine Way we climb up to Goldsbrough, enjoying far-reaching views, before crossing the MOD’s Battle Hill Ranges as we make our way back to Cotherstone.
W21: Hudswell & Hag Wood Nature Walk
Leave Co-op car park at 9.30am. 6.5 miles. Moderate. £7.
Join the local National Trust Ranger for a walk through Hudswell and Hag Woods. We’ll be identifying flora and fauna as we go and discussing the management of these woodlands and riverside meadows. Though on woodland tracks on the edge of Richmond, these are steep in places with some steps.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
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. The kettle will be on from 10.30am.
T8: Exploring Richmond
Meet outside the Town Hall at 12.00 noon. Free, but 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.
E8: Book Event - Biographer, John Bevis & 'The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography'
Biographer, John Bevis & 'The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography'.
Venue & Time: Richmond Cricket Club, DL10 4AR; Disabled access; 7.30pm
Brothers Richard and Cherry Kearton, sons of a Swaledale farmer, are widely regarded as the founding fathers of nature photography. They took the first ever photograph of a birds nest with eggs in 1892, published the first photographic nature book and were famous for their extraordinarily inventive photographic hides, including the Stuffed Ox and the Artificial Rubbish Heap. John Bevis, a lifelong Kearton fan, is author of a new appreciation of their lives and works, entitled 'The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography'.
North Country Theatre presents 'Wish House' in Hawes
Locally-based North Country Theatre presents 'Wish House' .
Venue & Time: Dales Countryside Museum, DL8 3NT; 7.30pm
See Wednesday's insert for more information