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Richmond Walking & Books Festival

posted Jul 21, 2014, 9:06 AM by Craig Archibald   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 9:30 AM ]
Tickets for this year's Richmond Walking & Book Festival are now available. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, there are again some great literary events and favourite walks plus the new Swaledale Marathon (in four stages, and no you don’t have to run!) with something for everyone no matter what interests you or how fit you are.

Find out more in the brochure which is now available, like the tickets, from Castle Hill - or online at

Just a few highlights of 2014 – broadcaster and journalist Ed Stourton will be interviewed about his book ‘Cruel Crossing’ which documents the stories of those who took the dangerous routes across the Pyrenees to escape Hitler’s Europe into Spain. Also in the mountains, Yorkshire climber Alan Hinkes is the only Briton to have climbed all fourteen 8000 metre peaks, the most dangerous mountains on the planet. Alan will give an illustrated talk about his book, ‘8000 Metres’, which details these epic ascents in ‘The Death Zone’.

There will also be local tales of WW1 hospitals, the story of Swaledale, walking to Istanbul and folk music.