Marsett sits in Raydale above Semerwater and we follow a leafy lane to the holiday complex at Raydale House. From here a steep shooting track takes us up Billingside Moor and over the grouse moor crossing the 2,000 feet contour. We are on the edge of Yockenthwaite Moor, reputed to be the boggiest in the Dales (For those who joined us in that year - Remember 2018!). We turn North West however and cross the dramatic Jeffery Pot Scar at 1,995 feet. We traverse the head of Bardale Beck to the Roman Cam High Road which climbs Wether Fell (Drumaldrace) at 2,014 feet. We follow the Roman Road until we reach the steep path which drops back down to Marsett with fine views of Semerwater.
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.