Walks To Thrill The Soul - Richmond Walking And Book Festival
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015
Next month’s Richmond Walking and Book Festival, held in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, has something to thrill the soul of everyone who loves the outdoors, whether keen walkers or just someone who enjoys a gentler stroll in beautiful countryside.
Why not try the 9 mile walk around Penhill in Wensleydale. Scheduled for Saturday 3rd October, the walk starts in the lovely village of West Burton - famous for its waterfalls - and crosses wild grouse moors before dropping down to the peaceful valley of Coverdale and the village of Carlton. Climbing back onto the moors, the walk crosses the eastern flank of Penhill and returns to West Burton via High Lane, looking down on Wensleydale’s patchwork of fields far below.
And for those who don’t want to walk too far, there is a new 3 mile walk this year looking at the Archaeology of Braithwaite Hall in Coverdale. The fields and moorland surrounding the 17th century hall contain a rich archaeological record. Join the National Trust’s regional archaeological consultant for a circular walk across this fascinating landscape looking at sites of interest with a special focus on the hall’s industrial heritage. And if even this is a little too energetic there are always the Richmond Ghost Walks on the 29th September and 1st October, or Exploring
Richmond on 29th September and 4th October.
Organiser Trevor Thurlow says “Both the walking and book events are proving popular. There really is something to suit everyone in this year’s programme.”
The full programme is now available on the festival’s own website at www.booksandboots.org, and is supplemented by a printed brochure available in many local outlets.
Events can be booked online, by post or in person via the Festival box office at the Castle Hill bookshop in Richmond.