North Yorkshire

Route: The Richmond Drummer Boy Walk

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 22nd October 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 4.8 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

Weather: overcast with light rain

I parked in the public car park at The Green near the centre of Richmond and walked up the cobbled streets to Richmond Castle, owned by English Heritage. The castle is well preserved and after wandering round for a while I climbed up to the top of the keep, from where there were breathtaking views over Richmond and the surrounding countryside

After leaving the castle, I walked to the nearby marketplace to start the walk. To read about the Drummer Boy Legend (and for a description of the walk) click here

The easy path followed the bank of the River Swale as far as Easby Abbey, then returned to Richmond along the other bank. The waterfalls were in good form and provided a great finish to the walk

I’d like to repeat this walk in better weather as it was full of interest and beauty. The overcast sky and constant rain today were far from ideal for photography, and the pictures below don’t really do justice to the walk

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