Thursday 28 Sept 2017

E7: Bob Longridge - Robert Stephenson Trust 'Rocket Man & Cousin Jacks'

2.30pm, Townsend Suite, The Station, Richmond DL10 4LD, tickets £5 on sale from July 1st from website and Castle Hill Bookshop, tel 01748 824 243.

More details to follow.

W16: Swaledale Challenge Day 5 (new)

Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start Reeth at 9:30am. 12 miles. Moderate / hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

This is your chance to visit an area where lead mining had taken place for at least 1,800 years and the site of the only 'manor' in the dale. We start by climbing up to  Fremlington Edge, enjoying fine views across mid Swaledale before crossing heather moorland to Hurst. We then plunge down into deep and beautiful valleys to emerge at Marske and our return route via Marrick to Reeth. 


W17: "My kingdom for a horse" (new)

Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start Middleham Castle (GR: SE128884) at 10.00am. 8 Miles. Moderate. £7.  

Enjoy a mixture of history and horse racing as our walk takes us through the glorious Coverdale countryside to the pretty and interesting Coverham Church.  After lunch we will return over the famous High Moor Gallops to Middleham with the opportunity to view the 'Middleham Jewel' as we complete our walk. 

W18: Swale Gorge

Leave Lidl car park 9.30am. Start Farmers Arms - Muker at 10.15am. 5.5 miles. Easy / Medium. £7.

A classic short circular walk from the picturesque village of Muker, traversing the dramatic Swale Gorge, then on to the remote and historic hamlet of Keld. From there we head back towards Muker along a high level track over the flanks of Kisdon Hill with glorious views of the surrounding fells. 


H4: Scorton Lakes & Bolton On Swale

Start 10:15am Community Café on Scorton Village Green. DL10 6DT. 4.7 miles. Easy. Free

This route explores the recently landscaped gravel pit lakes at Scorton, great for bird life. It passes through the village of Bolton On Swale with its famous grave of Henry Jenkins who apparently lived to 169. We go on through the pleasant undulating farmland back for a cuppa or lunch in the cafe.

T6 A March Through Richmond Castle's Military Past (new)

Meet at Richmond Castle's Main Gate at 2.30pm. Free - thanks to the support of National Lottery players through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Join English Heritage's Lead Historian, for this project,  and discover the castle's history from 1854 to WWII. Learn about its rejuvenation by the military after centuries of decline and hear stories of those who worked or were detained here. 

E8: Jo Baker - author of 'Longbourne' and 'A Country Road'

7.30pm, venue to be confirmed, tickets £8 on sale from July 1st on website and from Castle Hill Bookshop, tel 01748 824 243.

More details to follow.

T7: Ghost Walk

Meet at the Turf Hotel, Victoria Road at 6pm. Adult £4.00. Child £3.50. Under 5's Free. Payment to your costumed guide. More details on 01748 818156. 

Dressed in period costume, Yorkshire story-teller Rhoda Fraser reveals stories and legends of Richmond passed down through the generations, plus some “scary stories” from more recent times

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