Sunday 23 Sept 2018

W3: The High Fells Challenge Day 1 - Yokenthwaite Moor (new)

Leave Nuns Close car park at 9.00am. Start at Marsett Bridge (GR SD903862) 10.00am. 10 miles. Hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

Yockenthwaite Moor has a reputation as a huge bog, but we know the route to avoid most of it. This walk starts in the beautiful setting of Marsett on Semerwater, climbing sharply to Stalling Busk where we join the Pennine Journey long-distance path as far as the Grey Horse. Here we set off skirting the bog, to the 2,110ft summit of Yockenthwaite Moor, with views into Wharfedale. We then trek across the fell side and down Billinside Moor, following the lovely Raydale back to Semerwater and Marsett. 

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W4: Grassholme Reservoir Teesdale (new)

Leave Nuns Close car park at 9.15am. Start Middleton-in-Teesdale Tourist Information Centre at 10.15am. 8 miles. Moderate. £7.

Join us to enjoy one of a series of walks in Upper Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sponsored by the Upper Teesdale Tourism Network. This is a beautiful walk with fantastic views, initially climbing past Kirkcarrion on the Pennine Way, then dropping down through meadows to Grassholme Reservoir, an excellent picnic spot. After walking on the bank-side path we join a road briefly before dropping down through fields to the Tees Railway Walk for a gentle walk back to Middleton-in-Teesdale. 

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W5: Jervaulx & The Three Bridges

Leave Nuns Close 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, and follows the banks of the River Ure to 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 River Ure as we make our way back to Cover Bridge. 


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T1: Richmond's Wynds and Lanes

Meet at Castle Hill Bookshop at 2.30pm. Free but please book a place. Donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.

Former Mayor of Richmond, Clive World, leads this walk which explores Richmond's Wynds and Lanes. Offering big views, intriguing nooks, secret places and a chance to hear of the people who lived in them. The walk is mostly on pavements but also has some steep slopes and steps.  

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Yorkshire Tea & Tales with local storyteller, Rhoda Fraser

Richmondshire Museum DL10 4JA, 4.00pm, tickets £8 and include tea made with local produce & must be booked in advance from 07775 618 472: *please let Rhoda know if you have any food allergies when booking your ticket*.

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E2: Salley Vickers and The Librarian

7.30pm, Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond DL10 4DW, £6, £8 & £10 from 01748 825 252 &, bar, Book Stall, disabled access

Salley Vickers, author of The Cleaner of Chartres and Miss Garnet's Angel, talks about her latest book, The Librarian.

Described as a 'charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England', Sylvia moves town to start a new job as a children's librarian. Falling in love with an older man, plus connections with his daughter and a neighbour's son, will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat. How will everyone's lives, and the library, alter as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to?

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