5 Yorkshire festivals to visit this Autumn

Walking & Outdoors festival takes place in the Yorkshire Wolds in September Photo: John Holtby

Walking & Outdoors festival takes place in the Yorkshire Wolds in September Photo: John Holtby - Credit: Archant

The great outdoors, literature and even some Eastern spices, the end of summer doesn’t mean that festival season is over.

10th - 18th September

Walking & Outdoors festival

The Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival is now in its 6th year, with a vast array of of outdoor pursuits including cycling, special interest and historical walks, horse riding, Nature Safaris, Bushcraft, Nordic walking, specialist guided walks, sat nav treasure hunt, boating or canoeing or even a Buddhist experience.

Various locations in Yorkshire Wolds.

www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com Festival programme

10th - 25th September.

South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival

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The South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival has over almost 140 events across the South Pennines and West Yorkshire this September.

Highlights include a photography walk with Ray Green, a Saltaire Sculpture Trail and Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Ramble.

Various locations in West Yorkshire.

www.walkandridefestival.co.uk Festival programme

15th - 29th September

World Curry Festival

The festival is now in its 6th year, and celebrates all things spicy in the city thats has now been named Curry Capital of Britain for a record-breaking fifth year in a row.

Highlights include: Street Food on Broadway, a food exhibition at Kala Sangam Arts Centre and As audience with ken Hom.

Various locations in Bradford and Leeds.

www.worldcurryfestival.com Festival programme

25th September - 4th October

Richmond Walking & Book Festival

The Richmond Walking & Book Festival is now in its 12th year and provides a unique mix of daytime and evening walks and talks.

There are walks around Wensleydale, Jervaulx Abbey to name a few and series of events that cover topics as far ranging as Charlotte Bronte to Swaledale Mining.

Various locations in and around Richmond

www.booksandboots.org

30th September - 16th October

Ilkley Literature Festival

The Ilkley Literature Festival has been in existence for over 40 years, with over 200 events taking place over 17 days.

Highlights include: Beyond Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brobte Festival and talks by Sir Ton Robinson, Nick Clegg and Alan Titchmarsh.

Various locations in and around Ilkley.

www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk Festival programme

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