Wednesday 27 Sept 2017

W12: Swaledale Challenge Day 4 (new)

Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start Reeth village green at 9.30am. 11 miles. Moderate. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

The 4th day of the challenge walk starts from the green in Reeth and makes its way up through hay meadows on the south bank of the River Swale before crossing it at the pretty Isles Bridge. We then make our way above Low Row and Riddings once more to Surrender Bridge, negotiate the splendidly named Cringley Bottom before traversing Calver Hill, above the intake wall and finally  descending back to Reeth.   


W13: Bainbridge and Addlebrough (new)

Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start at Bainbridge Village Hall at 10.00am. 10 miles. Moderate. £7.

From the lovely village of Bainbridge, where the Rose & Crown Hotel dates back over 500 years, we gradually climb the flanks of Addlebrough enjoying superb views of Raydale and Semer Water. The River Bain rises from Semer Water and as England's shortest river at 2 miles in length gives our starting point its name. From the summit we make our way down to valley level walking through the meadows to the village of Askrigg, famous for its association with the 'All Creatures Great & Small' TV series. From Askrigg it is then just a short and pleasant walk back to Bainbridge. 



W14 Hudswell & Hag Woods Nature Walk

Start from Lidl car park at 9:30am. 6.5 miles. Moderate. £7

Join the local National Trust Ranger for a walk through Hudswell & Hag Woods. We'll be identifying flora and fauna as we go and discussing the management of these important woodlands and riverside meadows. As we pass through the village of Hudswell there will be an opportunity to visit the community run George & Dragon - the CAMRA Pub of the Year 2017. Though on woodland tracks on the edge of Richmond, these are steep in places with some steps. 

W15: The Reeth Round Robin Photowalk (new)

Leave Lidl car park at 9.45am. Start at Reeth village green at 10.15am. 6 Miles. Moderate £7.

Be sure to bring your camera and join Digital Swaledale's John and Sylvia on their Reeth Round Robin Photowalk with stunning views of both Harkerside and Fremington Edge. Starting at Reeth we head up towards Calver Hill and Healaugh with  excellent views across to Harkerside providing plenty of opportunities to get your cameras out. Heading west we  drop down through Dagger Stones Woods and along past Thiernswood Hall. With the autumn colours just about here, more photo opportunities will present themselves. Heading down to the River Swale we follow it back towards Reeth before crossing the Swing Bridge and following the footpath towards Grinton and St Andrew's Church. After enjoying some great photo opportunities to capture images of Fremington Edge, The White House and Calver Hill we head back to Reeth and our starting point.


H3: Catterick Racecourse

Start 10:15am from the Porch of St Anne’s Church Catterick Village. DL10 7LN. 2.5 miles. Easy. Free

Come and explore the precious turf of Catterick Racecourse. The management kindly let us use the racecourse tracks to explore this interesting venue. Refreshments afterwards at the village cafe. 

T5: Newbiggin Walk (new)

Meet at Castle Hill Bookshop at 2.30pm. Free, but donations to St. Mary’s Parish Church most welcome.

Author and historian Jane Hatcher selects just one of Richmond’s historic streets to tell its story, looking at its houses, and revealing some tales of its inhabitants.

E5: Tony Rossiter discussing 'How To Write Like a Best-Selling Author'

2.30pm, Townsend Suite, The Station, Richmond DL10 4LD, tickets £5 available after July 1st on-line or from Castle Hill Bookshop tel 01748 824 243.

Booking highly advised as seats limited.

More details to follow soon.

E6: Hugh Thomson - 'One Man & A Mule - Across England with a Pack Mule'

7.30pm, Richmond Town Hall DL10 4QL, tickets £6 available after July 1st on-line or from Castle Hill Bookshop tel 01748 824 243.

More details to follow soon.

North Country Theatre First Night of 'Nightmares in Norfolk'

Details to follow soon.

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