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We have one week left in September starting Friday 19 September, which coincides with the popular Richmond Walking and Book Festival. Now in its tenth year, the event is centred on the nearby picturesque market town of Richmond and invites visitors to discover new authors as well as to enjoy the stunning Swaledale countryside and its deep-rooted history.
The opening night - Saturday 20 September - includes a talk from mountaineer Alan Hinkes who is the only Briton to have climbed all fourteen 8,000 metre peaks in the world. Later in the week, Lady Justice Hale, President of the Supreme Court of the UK and named the fourth most powerful woman in the UK by Radio 4's Woman's Hour, will talk about the work of the Supreme Court.
There is also a full programme of guided walks with at least four routes to choose from each day. Many of these are local to The Old Vicarage, including Swale Gorge, Nuns Steps to Marrick and Grinton Smelt Mill & Maiden Castle. New this year is the chance for walkers to complete the Swaledale Marathon in four circular stages with certificates being given out for those who complete all four.
All this and more provides the perfect opportunity for a fantastic break that combines culture and the great outdoors. To book this week, call 01748 884348 or book online via this website.