W3: Swaledale Challenge Day 1 (new)
Meet Lidl car park 9.00am. Start at Fremington 9:30am. 9.5 miles. Moderate. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)
Leaving the meadows of Fremington far below we climb up the old miners track to Fremington Edge and walk along the edge westwards with lovely views of Reeth and Arkengarthdale before descending through the old quarries to Storthwaite Hall and along the side of Arkle Beck to The Stang Bridge. We then return to Fremington along valley paths through the meadows with many fine examples of Yorkshire Dales stiles, squeezes and barns.
W4: Around Penhill
Meet Lidl car park 9.15am. Start West Burton village green 10.00am. 9 miles. Moderate. £7.
Starting at the lovely village of West Burton, we cross wild grouse moors before dropping down to the peaceful village of Carlton. Climbing back onto the moors, we cross the eastern flank of Penhill and return to West Burton via High Lane with Wensleydale's patchwork of fields below us.
W5: Along the Tees to Egglestone Abbey
Meet Lidl car park 9.30am. Start Whorlton village green 10.00am. 6.5 miles. Easy./Moderate. £7.
A pleasant walk from the village of Whorlton along the north bank of the Tees, over fields and through woodland to the picturesque riverside ruins of Egglestone Abbey. After taking lunch there, we retrace our steps back to Abbey Bridge, then along the south bank to the 'Meeting of the Waters', by the fortified manor of Mortham Tower and finally back over the fields to Whorlton.
T2: Richmond’s Wynds and Lanes
Meet at Castle Hill Bookshop at 2.30pm. Free, but donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.
Local historian and author Mark Whyman 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 some steep slopes and steps.
E2: Val McDermid in Conversation
7.30pm, Georgian Theatre Royal DL10 4DW, tickets £6, £8 & £10 from the Georgian Theatre ONLY, tel 01748 823 710 or via www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk