Day 9: Day Off in Richmond


We took a well deserved day off in Richmond today – which was GREAT despite the rain.  In fact, we were glad the rain day was today, and not tomorrow when we have some miles to put away.

So, we took care of some function stuff like banking and laundry.  Not many banks or washing machines on route, I might add.  Then it was off to explore the streets of Richmond.

The Market Square in Richmond

The Market Square in Richmond

The town is our largest enroute with a large-ish market square, lots of pubs, shops and, of course, banks etc.  But the biggest attraction was that it has a castle, museum and some interesting places to poke around.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

View of town from Castle walls

View of town from Castle walls

Our B&B - Willance House - where we are staying for two whole nights!

Our B&B - Willance House - where we are staying for two whole nights!

After exploring the museum and castle in the rain (great views!) we headed over to the old railway station that has been converted into a movie theater and watched Harry Potter.  Perfect!  It was great to do something completely different.

Tomorrow we are crossing the Vale of Mowbray which is a flat stretch of farmland between the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors.  At 23 miles its going to be a long one… praying for fine weather!  Rumour is that the pub in Ingleby Cross has an internet connection, so will post again from there if we can.

3 thoughts on “Day 9: Day Off in Richmond

  1. Just love reading your updates and looking at the photos. Having lived quite close to where your trekking in the North of England, it’s great to see familiar landscapes.

    You are two very gutsy ladies!

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  2. Fantastic photos. So sorry we couldn’t come and meet up with you both in Richmond, its looks so beautiful. Only 3 more days left! Really enjoying reading all your news. What does Carla think of our cream teas? xxx

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