Tickets for the 2023 Richmond Walking and Book Festival ('Books and Boots') are on sale.
This year the popular Festival runs 15-24 September. That is generally (don't sue us!) a wonderful 'Indian Summer' time of year - warm but not too hot, and with plenty of dry, sunny days in which to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales.
27 guided walks are on offer, from modest strolls around Richmond's medieval lanes to high-level, day-long yomps around Swaledale, Wensleydale, Teesdale and further afield. Related events include a visit to Britain's only maker of walking boots, and an introduction to navigation for anyone who hasn't come to grips with those fancy new-fangled paper map thingies...
The walks are complemented by 21 talks and presentations on new fiction, travel, exploration and the environment. Related events include a book-binding workshop, an open-mic poetry evening, and a How to get Published session.
Many visitors come for a few days or a week, to enjoy both aspects of the Festival. Take a look at the programme here - booksandboots.org/Programme/Whole-Programme - and come on in. The hills are lovely!
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