Day 10 Monday 23rd July Reeth to Catterick
Distance 16 Miles .......... Ascent 900 Feet

Leave Reeth, over Reeth Bridge cross the meadows to Grinton Bridge. Follow the River Swale downstream by track, footpath and minor road to Marrick Priory. Climb up the Nun’s Steps through the woodland to Marrick. Cross the fields to Ellers and continue across fields to Marske. Marske. Cross more fields towards Applegarth Scar and through Whitecliffe Wood to Richmond. Leave Richmond by Castle Bridge and follow the River Swale to eventually go under the A1. Reach Catterick Bridge and the racecourse.

An easy day's walking and plenty of interest in Richmond.


Stay in Richmond (bus or taxi to/from Catterick)

I am booked into the Black Lion, Richmond. Single ensuite £52.50 b&b

Click image for details or for other accommodation follow the Sherpa Van link

Signed up for this day: David Brawn, Keith Case, Nigel Williams

Some notes on the day

Set out for Richmond very much refreshed by the rest day. Nothing unusual happened, following the normal route with the Enid Blyton family, the Americans and another couple. Just outside Richmond Dave met us and gave us our lunch – the first example of his excellent support services. In Richmond went to the Black Lion where we were staying and had too much beer (4 pints of Timothy Taylor Landlord). Continued on and walked out on to Catterick Bridge on the northern side of the river (rather than the more normal southern side). Dave met us at the Farmers Arms and took us back to the Black Lion. Had a meal and several more pints of Landlord, went to the Ship Inn in Frenchgate and had a couple more pints of Landlord and then back to the Black Lion for several more pints. Probably our heaviest drinking day of the trip.


Black Lion Hotel Richmond - website
Accomodation and baggage transport
Sherpa Van Website - Catterick
Packhorse website
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