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Richmond Walking and Book Festival

Richmond Walking and Book Festival takes place in the last week of September and features a packed schedule of guided walks and other outdoor activities all around the Yorkshire Dales. There are also book events at weekends and evenings where you can meet authors and browse the excellent book fair.

The Festival is centred on the lively and picturesque market town of Richmond which boasts everything you need to ensure a wonderful day or longer stay, whether a solo traveller or a group of friends. The walks programme offers at least 4 walks to choose from each day.

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Find loads of great walks, cycle rides and more...

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