Tuesday 26 Sept 2017

W9: THREE TICKETS LEFT (as of Sat Sept 9th): Swaledale Challenge Day 3 (new)

Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start Surrender Bridge (GR SD988999) at 9.45am. 9 miles. Moderate. £7. (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

Starting at Surrender Bridge, we follow the miners' track to Level House. From here we cross another miners' moonscape before enjoying stunning views of Gunnerside with its heather moors, green meadows, mining buildings, levels and hushes. After a steep descent into Gunnerside village it is up again to the route high above Feethams and back down to Surrender Bridge. 

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W10: THREE TICKETS LEFT (as of Sat Sept 9th): Grinton Smelt Mill & Maiden Castle

Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start at the road Junction (GR  SE047978) below Grinton Lodge YH  at 9.45am. 7.5 miles. Moderate. £7.

This is your chance to explore some fine examples of lead mining in Swaledale as we see hushes, flues and smelt mill remains and recreate the atmosphere of intensive lead ore processing at Grinton Smelt Mill. The walk takes us out over Harkerside with the chance to see where miners toiled for the ore on the bleak moor, harnessing the power of nature to drive water down hushes to reveal the lead ore seams. We will enjoy spectacular views of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale before visiting the Iron Age Maiden Castle. 


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W11: The Historic Environs of Richmond (new)

Start from Lidl car park at 9.30am.  6.5miles. Easy. £7.

The walk will take us up to the old Richmond Racecourse then through Coalgarthdale to the old lead road and Richmond Beacon. We will then drop down to the banks of the River Swale pausing at the picnic tables for a refreshment break. Passing remains of Richmond's industrial past we will finish with a tour of the old Railway Station, now housing a restaurant, cinema, shops and an art gallery. 

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T4: Exploring Richmond

Meet outside the Town Hall at 12.00 noon. Free, but please book a place. Donations to the Richmond Mayor’s Charities most welcome.

Your costumed guide, a Richmond policeman of 1842, takes you for a walk back in time. Lasts just over an hour.

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E6: The 10th Anniversary of The Station

Townsend Suite, The Station, Richmond DL10 4LD * 3.00pm * Tickets £5 each * Disabled access * Booking recommended as space is limited


The Station celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its rebirth in November 2017. This is a talk and slide show on the history of The Station from its time as a railway station to its closure and re-opening as a venue for food, film and art.

The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the Station starting at 4pm.

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E7: Festival Reading Group Event

Richmond Library, DL10 4AE * 7.30pm * Tickets £10 includes book, £3 without book * Book stall * refreshments * Disabled access

What goes on in the heads of novelists who write about sociopaths and murderers? What divides those who imagine killing someone from those who actually kill? Could someone like the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith, creator of some of the most chilling characters in 20th-century literature and author of Carol and The Talented Mr Ripley, have ever crossed that line?


Jill Dawson explores these questions in a seamless blend of fact and fiction in which Highsmith is both subject and protagonist. Set in 1964, Highsmith hides out in a Suffolk cottage to write and to escape both fans and a stalker. She has another motive too...


Generously supported by CRACCL (Catterick, Richmond & Colburn Community Libraries)

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