Swaledale Festival 2023 has now finished. thank you for your support! We will be back in 2024 from Saturday 25 May to Saturday 8 June. Programme information will be shared on this page in January, so check back in.

Writing the Dale Poetry Walk and Workshop

Monday 29 May 2023 11:00 - 15:00

Event No: 7

Gifted Dales poet leads walking and writing workshop

Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall

Join the award-winning Dales poet Mary-Jane Holmes on this walking and writing workshop, exploring the beautiful landscape and architecture of Swaledale as focus and inspiration for artistic projects and wellbeing. There will be gentle to moderate walking, discussions, and fun writing exercises. It is open to everyone, whether you’re interested in poetry, fiction or memoirs, or simply curious about the creative writing process. Please bring a picnic and water. No dogs please.

Adult £15, Under 25 £3

Generously supported by Anthony and Sue Jordan.

Places are limited so please book in advance. If a walk is sold out, you can call our office to add your name to the waiting list. Please let us know as early as possible if you are not going to use your walk ticket; we can’t offer refunds but someone else may be able to take your place. You’ll need sturdy boots, waterproofs and a hat. Coins for ticket machines may be needed. Published durations are approximate.