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Cicerone Guides: Walks in Dales Country

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Jack Keighley

71 pages, Illus, maps

Cicerone Press

Spiralbound | Dec 2001 | #120818 | ISBN: 1852843233
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NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

About this book

Contains over 30 circular walks ranging from 4.5 - 8.5 miles, both within and beyond the Yorkshire National Park.

'Walks in Dales Country which details 30 walks, ranging in length from four miles to eight, covers some of the country's most scenic areas and a range of attractions from fells, caves, limestone scars, river gorges, waterfalls, picturesque villages and ancient churches, castles and abbeys. Easy to read, the book, which is produced in larger format than his previous walking guides, is packed full of excellent maps and line drawings plus intriguing extra touches for which Mr Keighley has become renowned by his followers. His sense of humour results in extra advice not usually to be found in other guides covering the area - the route around Blubberhouses suggests: 'The walks calls for two perilous crossings of the A59 racetrack. An ability to sprint to Olympic standard would be advantageous.' Pinhaw Beacon -'a fence-style and wall-stile await you with evil intent. The former has coat-ripping spikes of barbed wire. The latter is an awkward little b*! where your beloved author once nearly broke his neck.' The hand-printed pages offer easy to follow route instructions, parking advice, excellent directions, map references and additional points of interest in an almost "I Spy" classic style. Keld, Barbon, Burtersett, Jervaulx and Fountains Abbeys, Pateley Bridge, Grassington, Malham, Rylstone, Ilkley and Thornton in Craven are among the areas covered.' (Lancashire Life 2002)


Contents

Introduction About this Book Walking in the Dales The Walks Road Map of the area showing the Starting Points The Walks 1. The Splendours of Malham 2. Upper Arkengarthdale 3. Blubberhouses 4. Drumaldrace 5. Marble Steps Pot 6. Azerley Park 7. Dent and Gawthrop 8. Swinner Gill and Kisdon 9. The Monk's Road 10. Lead Mines of Nidderdale 11. Maiden Castle 12. Lower Bishopdale 13. The XII Apostles 14. Jervaulx Abbey and East Witton 15. The Heart of Wharfedale 16. The Ascent of Little Whernside 17. Hell Gill 18. Pinhaw Beacon 19. Majestic Ingleborough 20. A Circuit of Thruscross Reservoir 21. Three Craven Villages 22. Fountains Abbey and Sawley 23. Semerwater and the Roman Road 24. Hare Head and Bolton Priory 25. Coverdale 26. John O'Gaunt's Castle 27. Barbondale 28. Airton and Bell Busk 29. Redmire Force and the Templars' Chapel 30. Horse Head

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Biography

Jack Keighley is a Lancastrian who for many years has lived in Yorkshire and has derived great pleasure from walking in the Dales- one of England's most beautiful and spectacular natural areas.

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