This week's dip into What's On Richmond has pulled out the Richmond Wander - a fabulous way to learn about the military past of this town, from Norman battlements to prisoners of conscience and modern times, with trains and boats and planes thrown in! Even if you have visited Richmond many times before, you’re sure to learn something new.
The Wander starts from the Green Howards Museum; the walk lasts about an hour, and is led by a knowledgeable guide. It is suitable for all ages although, as the Museum's website coyly puts it, "you can’t go very far in Richmond without encountering a hill..."
The Wander is at 14:00 on Tuesday 5 July. Tickets are £3. You can book here, or call 01748 826561.
Making the pennies go further
Save money; eat better, cheaper; stay warmer and travel further for less - what's not to like?
Richmond Climate Action Partnership is running a day of demos, talks and displays at Tennants of Leyburn, on Friday 1 July, where you can pick up leaflets and friendly advice, get tips on how to manage your energy use, learn about food banks, community gardens and window-box vegetables, and learn the truth about electric bikes, electric cars and community buses. The Energy Saving Trust will be there, along with representatives of Home Start Richmondshire, Citizens' Advice, food banks and others.
Details at Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership.
Richmond's ever-popular Walking and Books Festival is back with a bang, after two years of Covid interruptions.
The programme of 40 events runs 16-25 September - a beautiful Goldilocks time of year in the northern Yorkshire Dales (neither too hot nor too cold). Walks range from easy strolls to really-rather-serious yomps over hill and dale, and there are a few 'specials' as well, such as Town walks (including one led by a Victorian policeman) and Well-being walks.
For people of a more sedentary persuasion, or walkers who simply want to take time out, the Festival also has a series of fascinating author talks, on pilgrim paths, crime-busting, the Brontës' walks, history, trees, love, archaeology, refugees - basically life, the universe and everything... There'll also be talks and activities for children, a poetry open-mic session and a bookfair. Phew!
For details of all this fun, visit booksandboots.org. Tickets are on sale from today!
Artisan Market back Sunday 19 June
The very popular Little Bird Artisan Market returns to Richmond' just two weeks after its last appearance. And no wonder the traders are dashing back - the fair is hugely popular! You'll find food, drink, crafts and gifts of all kinds among the 50 or so colourful stalls in the Market Place. No mass-produced goods; everything is small-scale and locally crafted.
Plan to spend a happy hour browsing and tasting your way round the market before enjoying the rest of the town's attractions: castle, waterfall, walks, museums, ancient alleyways and more...
And don't forget to visit Richmond Information Centre in the Victorian Market Hall, where you can explore our wide range of maps and guidebooks or simply get advice.
It's garden time! There's a Summer Plant Fair at Kiplin Hall on Saturday 18 June, and the Big Plant Sale in Richmond Market Place - but first, our random dip into What's On Richmond has pulled out a Summer Open Day, run by one of our very favourite local charities.
Just the Job supports adults with learning difficulties in a wide range of horticultural activities, and the group has a lovely garden at Quarry Road in Richmond. There'll be plants and planters for sale, time to wander round the orchard, a chance to watch greenwood bodgers at work - and refreshments. Details in the poster below.
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