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The North York Moors National Park is justly famous for its magnificent purple acres of heather moorland, but the boundaries of this beautiful region embrace an incredibly diverse range of distinctive features, including: dramatic craggy escarpments; broad pastoral dales and deep, wooded valleys; precipitous sea-cliffs, rocky bays and golden sands; colourful woodlands and dark coniferous forests; lazy, meandering rivers and sparkling moorland streams; remote sleepy hamlets, bustling market towns and quaint fishing villages; glorious abbeys, churches and castles; numerous nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; and, hoary relics of ancient civilisations and fascinating remains of former industries. The vast network of public bridleways and footpaths, old drovers' roads, paved packhorse trods, forsaken railway track beds, forestry tracks and waymarked trails make this one of Britain's finest walking locations. In the first of two volumes, Jack Keighley describes and illustrates 30 circular walks which collectively incorporate every type of landscape to be found within the Park. The walks range from 4 to 8 miles, making them ideal as half-day 'family rambles'.
Introduction About this book Walking in the National Park The Walks 1. The Summit of the North York Moors 2. Danby Beacon and Clither Beck 3. Goathland and the Roman Road 4. Boggle Hole and Ravenscar 5. Roseberry Topping 6. Bransdale 7. Rievaulx Abbey and Old Byland 8. Kepwick and the Drove Road 9. Lastingham and Spaunton Moor 10. A Bird's-Eye View of Guisborough 11. A Trip into Thorodale 12. Lower Glaisdale 13. Whisper Dales 14. St. Gregory's Minster 15. The Littlebeck Valley 16. Osmotherley and Beacon Hill 17. Captain Cook's Coastline 18. Crosscliff and the Bridestones 19. Across Hograh Moor 20. Sinnington and Appleton-Le-Moors 21. The Heart of Rosedale 22. Three Cleveland Heights 23. Hole of Horcum 24. A Woodland Walk from Helmsley 25. Heather Moors of Upper Ryedale 26. Sandsend and Kettleness 27. Great Fryup Head 28. Lowna and Harland Moor 29. Ingleby Incline 30. Gormire Lake and the White Horse
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.