Our walk takes us north alongside the River Ure up to Low Ellington, then along a mixture of tracks, lanes and quiet roads through the villages of Ellingstring and Healey. We continue to walk on field paths before joining a stretch of the Ripon Rowel Walk which takes us back to the pretty Market Town of Masham.
This is a circular walk
Richmond Walking & Book Festival (http://www.booksandboots.org) provides a unique mix of daytime walks and evening talks to both inspire and invigorate you:
Be invigorated: explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in autumn - enjoy daily walks for amblers, ramblers and serious walkers led by friendly 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 edge of the northern 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.
Our walks should provide something for everyone, but since your enjoyment and safety are paramount, please note that walk routes may be subject to change by the Leader on the day taking account of weather conditions or conditions underfoot. Only in the most adverse conditions will the walk be cancelled.
Please note - In the interests of other walkers, wildlife and livestock, dogs are not allowed on any festival walks.
All our walks are led by unpaid volunteers who provide their time for the pleasure of passing on their love and knowledge of our wonderful countryside.