W13: High Fells Challenge 2 – Leg 4 – Great Knoutberry – new
Leave Station car park at 9.00am Start at Widdale Bridge (GR: SD827879) at 10.00am 9 Miles. Hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)
Today we tackle one of the less well-known Fells starting in Widdale near Hawes. A good track takes us gently up the fellside and around the foot of the summit, before we climb over Pikes Edge to reach the summit of Great Knoutberry at 2,205ft. We descend across boggy ground to the pretty Widdale Great Tarn and on to Widdale Fell, before descending through the managed plantation back to Widdale.
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W14: A Masham Circular - new
Leave Station car park 9.00am. Start at Masham Market Place (GR: SE225807) at 9.45am. 11 Miles. Moderate. £7
A walk offering plenty of interest and fine views. We will be in the Nidderdale AONB reaching good viewpoints of Colsterdale, the Nidderdale moorland and Leighton Reservoir. From the Market Place in the lovely town of Masham we walk upriver alongside the River Ure via Marfield Wetlands Nature Reserve, across to the picturesque village of Fearby and then ascend to the mysterious Druids Wood and Temple before returning via Sole Beck, Lobley Hall and the Swinton Estate.
W15: Hudswell and Hag Woods Nature Walk
Start at Station car park at 9.30 am. 6.5 miles. Moderate. £7
Join the local National Trust Ranger for this popular walk through Hudswell and Hag Woods. We’ll be identifying flora and fauna as we go and discussing the management of these important woodlands and riverside meadows. Though on woodland tracks on the edge of Richmond, these are steep in places with some steps.
SPONSOR: The National Trust
H2: Pallet Hill Pond
Start at Booth Hall, Catterick Village. GR SE 241981.DL10 7LD at 11.15 am. 1.5 Miles. Easy. Free just turn up on the day. Optional soup lunch at the end (Small charge).
This short walk takes us around the Village Green and past the Manor House, before circling the Gravel Pit pond and returning to the Booth Hall for a soup lunch served by volunteers.
T3: Exploring Richmond
Meet outside the Town Hall at 12.00 noon. Free but donations to the Richmond Mayor’s Charity most welcome.
Your costumed guide, a Richmond policeman of 1842, takes you for a walk back in time, lasting just over one hour.
E5: Cicerone Publishers - 50 Years of Writing Guidebooks
7.30pm; Richmond Town Hall, DL10 4QL; tickets £7 each; FairTrade Bar; bookstall; disabled access.
Cicerone, one of the UK’s leading outdoor activity guidebook publishers, is 50 years old this year and their celebrations include the publication of a commemorative book 'Fifty Years of Adventure'.
After many years of climbing and running on the roads, their Business Development Manager, Joe Williams, realised he wasn't any good at either of these and has since found that he is better at mountain ultra running. Hear him talk about Cicerone's work, a selection of their books and a love of the outdoors.
SPONSORS: Cordilleras House & Richmond FairTrade Forum