Richmond Walking & Book Festival

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Be invigorated: explore the beautiful Northern Dales in autumn - enjoy daily walks for amblers, ramblers and serious walkers led by friendly volunteer guides, keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the Dales.

Be inspired: meet celebrated authors, discover new ones and engage in a full programme of evening book events, and the occasional afternoon talk.

We have a great selection of graded walks to choose from each day, you can embark on an ambitious climb one day and enjoy an historical stroll the next. 

Richmond is on the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It is very compact with shops, restaurants, accommodation, a Norman castle, the River Swale within walking distance and, of course, the Dales, very close by.

Easily accessible by road or rail, Richmond is just off the A1 at Scotch Corner and a bus ride from Darlington Railway Station on the East Coast mainline.

Please note - in the interests of other walkers, wildlife and livestock, dogs are not allowed on any festival walks.

If you have any questions about the Festival then please contact: