Saturday 5 Oct 2019

W22: Both Sides of Swaledale – A Downholme Circuit - new

Start Station car park 9.00am. 13 Miles. Moderate. £7

This circular walk follows Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route as far as Marske. We then cross to Downholme Village and return by a lovely permissive footpath, which is little known as it is not marked on the map because it lies on MOD land. The whole walk gives astounding views of Lower Swaledale and the Hambleton Hills. A fine circuit with woods, fields and moorland.

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W23: Fremington Edge and Calver

Leave Station car park 9.15am. Start Reeth Village Green (GR: NY892012) at 9.45am. 10 miles. Moderate/Hard. £7

This is a classic walk in this part of the Dale giving great views of both Swaledale and Arkengarthdale – but there is plenty of height to be gained – hence the grading. From Reeth we climb up to Fremington Edge and walk along the top, before dropping down to Storthwaite Hall and on to Arkle Town. We follow the track to an old quarry below Cringley Hill then down to Fore Gill Gate. We climb again to the top of Calver Hill before descending back to the finish in Reeth.

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W24: The Historic Environs of Richmond

Leave Station car park 9.30am. 6.5 miles. Easy. Duration approx. 3.5 hours.  £7

Starting with a tour of the Grade II listed Richmond Railway Station, we follow the old railway line to visit the impressive ruins of Easby Abbey, one of the best-preserved monasteries of the Premonstratensian 'White Canons'. The neighbouring parish church contains rare 13th century wall paintings. Passing through the delightful hamlet of Easby, with its Georgian Country House, we walk through rural fields and along farm tracks following the line of the Iron Age Scots Dyke, a linear earthwork extending from the River Tees to south of the River Swale. The elegant country park of Aske Hall provides a contrast to the farmland scenery before we return to Richmond.

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Children's Event at Richmond Library - 'Dora the Explorer'

10.30am, Richmond Community Library, Queens Road, Richmond DL10 4AE, Free but donations to CRACCL welcome, Booking at Richmond Library essential, 01609 534 580.

Children's story time with activities, most suitable for 5-11 year olds.

S1: A Memory Walk at Catterick Racecourse

Start at Catterick Racecourse, Catterick Bridge, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 7PE.

10.45am for an 11.00 am start. 2km and 5km walks available. Easy. The walk is free to enter, but is intended as a sponsored walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.  


Dementia Friendly Richmondshire are behind this local Memory Walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society as part of the national fundraising campaign. Two walks are available. Refreshment and toilet facilities will be available.


We are asking for help by people signing up to take part in the walk and gathering their own sponsorship funding by using the Just Giving or sponsorship form options available on the Alzheimer’s Society website, .   Sponsorship forms will also be available to collect at Castle Hill Bookshop. The Group are hoping to raise valuable funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, as well as raising awareness around dementia within our local communities. To join the walk or find out more information please contact 

E9: 'The Lost House Revisited' with Ed Kluz

7.30pm; Richmond Town Hall, DL10 4QL; tickets £7 each; FairTrade Bar;  bookstall; disabled access.

Richmond-born artist, Ed Kluz, has a fascination for the sites of lost buildings and the architecture of once-celebrated grand houses. Studying old engravings, plans and descriptions to build a mental picture of a house, he conjures up vanished buildings in all their pomp and, rather than setting them in re-created landscapes, illuminates them with theatrical lighting.


Hear how Ed achieves this and creates stunning images of magnificent, bold and grandiose buildings of the past.


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