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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' 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'.
Little Fryup Dale Scugdale and the Carlton Moor The Valley of the Murk Esk North from Robin Hood's Bay Silton Forest and Oakdale Thornton Dale and Howl Dale Wood A Stroll along Roppa Edge Byland Abbey Hutton- Le- Hole and Douthwaite Dale The Exquisite Hills of Hawnby Raincliffe Woods and Forge Valley Captain Cook's Monument Around the Head of Farndale Ampleforth and Gilling East Three Crosses Walk Scawton and Cold Kirby The Charms of Coxwold Danby Dale Spout House and Fangdale Beck Dramatic Newton Dale Egton Grange East Moors Swainby, Faceby and a Lost Village A Ramble from Roxby Paradise Cloughton Wyke and Hayburn Wyke Blakey Topping and Malo Cross Hob on the Hill Langdale Rigg and Forest Autumn in Riccal Dale
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.