W22: Aysgarth Falls and Penhill Beacon (new)
Leave Lidl car park 9.00am. Start at Aysgarth YDNP car park at 9.45am. 12miles. Moderate / Hard. £7.
The last major walk of this year's Festival & it is not one 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.
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.
E10: Joanne Harris - author of 'Pocket Full Of Crows' (publ Oct 2017), Chocolat & Different Class
7.30pm, The Hall, Clark Building, Richmond School, tickets £8 available after July 1st on-line or from Castle Hill Bookshop tel 01748 824 243.
More details to follow soon.
T9: 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.