W7: Wensleydale Medley Day 2 – Wensleydale Waterfalls
Meet Co-op car park 9.00am. Start Bainbridge Village Hall at 9.45am. 8 miles. Moderate. £7.
This is a popular and very picturesque walk. We cross the River Ure and climb the fell-side to view two of Wensleydale’s biggest, but lesser-known waterfalls, and the remains of a mill they once powered, hidden in a wooded gill. Dropping down to Askrigg, still associated with BBC’s James Herriot series, we cross meadows to reach Nappa Hall and Mill before following the riverside path to Worton. After climbing up to Worton Scar we return to Bainbridge along a limestone edge with views of a Roman fort, the shortest river in England and yet another waterfall now powering a recently-installed Archimedes screw-driven hydro-electric plant.
W8: The Feldom Wander
Leave Co-op car park at 9.15am. Start at Feldom Gate (GR: NZ126030) at 9.30am. 9 miles. Moderate. £7.
Always the first walk to be fully booked due to the appeal of its special access to rarely walked MOD land. A mixture of heather moorland, scattered woods and deep cut valleys, this is an Army training area, not otherwise known to the rambler, rich in wildlife and archaeology – including ancient rock art and cup & ring marks. Who knows what else we will find?
W9: Jervaulx and The Three Bridges
Leave Co-op car park at 9.30am. Start at Cover Bridge pub car park (GR SE144871) at 10.00am. 7 miles. Easy / Moderate. £7.
The walk starts at Cover Bridge near Middleham, follows the banks of the River Ure and continues through Jervaulx Park and its ancient abbey, before crossing the river to the pretty village of Thornton Steward. From there we pass by the oldest church in Wensleydale before re-crossing the Ure back to Cover Bridge.
'Written Locally' (new) with Felicity Manning
Come and listen to local poet, Felicity Manning.
Castle Hill Bookshop, 10am - midday, Free event
H1: Druggon Hill
Start 10.15am outside Tesco, Catterick Garrison. 5 miles. Easy. Free.
Crossing the golf course, this walk then follows little used paths across army land with fine views of The Hambleton Hills, and passes the unusual conical Druggon Hill. It progresses through Scotton and lovely woodland paths back to the camp centre & Tesco’s.
T3: Richmond’s Best Buildings
Meet at Castle Hill Bookshop at 2.30pm. Free, but donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.
Richmond has a wealth of good buildings, often hiding interesting stories. On this walk local historian and author Mark Whyman, talks about some of them.
H2: Richmond, Sandbeck and Hudswell Woods
Start 6.30pm outside Richmond swimming pool. 3.5 miles. Easy. Free.
This lovely walk starts at Richmond Swimming Pool and follows the old railway line and new green cycle route towards Catterick Garrison, before crossing open fields with surprise views of Richmond and its Castle before descending into the pretty Sandbeck and Flowery Dell returning through Hudswell Woods.
E4: Book Event - Historian, Juliet Barker: 'Celebrating Charlotte Brontë'
Historian, Juliet Barker: 'Celebrating Charlotte Brontë'.
Venue & Time: Richmond School Sixth Form Centre DL10 4BQ; Disabled access; 7.30pm
‘Immoral’, ‘Subversive’, 'Vulgar’: just some of the reviews which greeted the publication of Jane Eyre in 1847. We might have changed our opinion of the book, but we’re still intrigued by its author. To celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, the acclaimed biographer of ‘The Brontës’, Juliet Barker, explores how and why the spinster daughter of a Yorkshire parson came to write one of the most sensational and best-loved novels in the English language.
Fairtrade bar & Book stall