W10: Wensleydale Medley Day 3 – Majestic Wensleydale (new)
Leave Co-op car park at 9.00am. Start West Burton Village Green at 9.45am. 9 miles. Moderate. £7.
This is a walk for the connoisseur that shows Wensleydale off in all of its majestic glory. Starting from the lovely village of West Burton we steadily climb up the ancient Morpeth Gate track with glorious views unfolding down the length of Wensleydale, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all of the Yorkshire Dales. Now dropping down to West Witton we are soon walking beside the River Ure through classic glacial landscapes as we follow the river past a number of impressive waterfalls to St Andrew's Church at Aysgarth. Here we have the opportunity to view some of the carvings which were brought from Jervaulx Abbey at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century. After viewing the Upper Falls we make our back over field paths to West Burton.
W11: High Farms of Arkengarthdale
Leave Co-op car park at 9.15am. Start at CB Inn Arkengarthdale at 10.00am. 9 miles. Moderate. £7.
We start by strolling through the meadows by Arkle Beck, then climb up through the sheep pastures to the hill farms where a living has to be earned against the elements at over 1,000ft above sea level. Arkengarthdale’s wonderful scenery includes scars and “hushes” from once major mining operations and we see the remains of one of the few lead mines to remain open into the 20th century.
W12: Marske Circular
Leave Co-op car park at 9.30am. Start Marske village (GR: NZ104005) at 10.00am. 6 miles. Moderate. £7.
This is a walk rich in variety. Leaving the village we follow a quiet, shaded route through woodland before crossing Marske Beck by an ancient packhorse bridge and making our way to Helwith and its Manor House. Ascending Skelton Moor we enjoy beautiful views of the beck, in the valley below, and distant views of Richmond Castle. Returning to Marske there is time to view this attractive village with its pretty church, which dates back to the 12th century, and learn the history of Marske Hall.
T4: Exploring Richmond
Meet outside the Town Hall at 12.00 noon. Free, but 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.
T5: Ghost Walk
Meet at the Turf Hotel, Victoria Road at 6.00pm. Adult £3.00. Child £2.00. 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.
E5: Book Event - Little Toller Publishers & 'The Art of Re-Publishing Nature Classics'
Little Toller Publishers & 'The Art of Re-Publishing Nature Classics'.
Venue & Time: Richmond Cricket Club DL10 4AR; Disabled access; 7.30pm
Little Toller Publishers will be talking about the process of re-publishing classics of nature writing and rural life including 'ring of Bright Water' and Hoskins' 'Making of the English Landscape'. Designed in the spirit of the early editions, these exquisite books include a new Introduction written by a contemporary writer in the same field as well as a stunning new cover illustration.