W22: Aysgarth Falls and Penhill Beacon (new)
Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start at Aysgarth YDNP car park at 9.45am. 12miles. Moderate / Hard. £7.
This fabulous walk is one that strong walkers will not want to miss. After viewing the Upper Falls, where a memorable scene from 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' was filmed, we make our way alongside the River Ure through classic glacial landscapes to West Witton, passing a number of impressive waterfalls along the way. A long and steady climb takes us up to the highpoint of the day, Penhill Beacon with its impressive views across and down the length of Wensleydale. After dropping down to the classic Yorkshire Dales village of West Burton, stopping to view Cauldron Falls as we enter the village, we finish our walk by following field paths back to Aysgarth. A great day out.
W23: To Blakethwaite and Barf End
Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. start Gunnerside Bridge 10.00am. 8 miles. Moderate. £7.
A welcome return for this popular walk. We visit a landscape of scars and hushes formed by years of lead mining, enjoying varied and spectacular views as we rise from Gunnerside Village and up the gill as far as Blakethwaite Dam. We make our return across Merrifield and Barf End, before dropping down steeply to our starting point.
W24: A Reeth Ramble
Leave Lidl car park at 9.30am. Start Reeth Village Green at 10.00am. 6 miles. Easy / Moderate. £7.
Taking a high route west from Reeth, we are treated to excellent views of mid-Swaledale before descending to Healaugh and the the riverside. Downstream, we enjoy a look at the 'Cathedral of the Dale' before returning to Reeth.
E13: Joanne Harris - author of 'Pocket Full Of Crows' (publ Oct 2017), Chocolat & Different Class
Richmond School Main Hall, DL10 7BQ * 7.30pm * Tickets £8 * Book stall * Fair Trade bar * Disabled access
Written in three frenzied weeks following a visit to Skye, A Pocketful of Crows is a short novel, loosely inspired by the Child Ballad, no 295, The Brown Girl. A dark and magical story of love, jealously and revenge, a nameless Faërie girl defies her people and follows her heart after falling in love with a human...
Born to a French mother and English father, Joanne Harris studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at Cambridge and taught for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels, including Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.
Generously supported by the Richmond Fairtrade Forum and Cordilleras House
T9: Richmond’s Best Buildings
Meet at Castle Hill Bookshop at 2.30pm. Free, but please book a place. 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.