This book explores the hidden nooks and crannies of this scenically dramatic and diverse county.
'Slow guides take time to point the way.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'If you live here, I am sure you will find many a fact, snippet or bit of information you never knew and it will, therefore, make living here more interesting.' '... a most helpful and inspiring guide.' Bill Spence, Yorkshire Gazette and Herald 'Slow North Yorkshire is a personal guide to exploring this diverse part of the country' Ryedale Gazette & Herald 'An ideal companion. Slow North Yorkshire offers a mix of practical information, inspiring itineraries and intriguing historical asides.' The Independent 'The Slow guides are the perfect travel companion - warm, witty and stuffed with insider knowledge. I can't think of a better way to unlock the joys of Britain.' Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slow
AUTHOR FOREWORD CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CHAPTERS 1. THREE PEAKS COUNTRY Getting there and around, The sounthern fringe, The Cumbrian corner, Ribblesdale 2. CRAVEN AND WHARFEDALE Getting there and around, Craven, Mid Wharfedale, Upper Wharfedale 3. SWALEDALE Getting there and around, Upper Swaledale, Mid Swaledale: around Reeth, Lower Swaledale: around Richmond 4. WENSLEYDALE Getting there and around, Upper Wensleydale: Hawes, Gayle and Hardraw, Mid Wensleydale: Askrigg to West Witton, Lower Wensleydale: Wensley to Bedale 5. NIDDERDALE, HARROGATE AND AROUND Getting there and around, Upper Nidderdale: Nidd Head to Pateley Bridge, Easter Nidderdale, Knaresborough and Harrogate, North from Harrogate to Masham 6. THE CLEVELAND AND HAMBLETON HILLS Getting there and around, The Cleveland Hills, The Hambleton Hills, The western dales 7. ESKDALE AND THE CLEVELAND COAST Getting there and around, Eskdale, The Cleveland coast: Sandsend to Skinningrove 8. EASTERN MOORS, FORESTS AND BEACHES Getting there and around, The southern moors and forests, Dalby Forest and Levisham Moor, Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough, South from Scarborough: Filey Bay 9. HOWARDIAN HILLS AND RYEDALE Getting there and around, An abbey road - Ampleforth, Byland and Coxwold, Lower Ryedale, The 'Street' villages, Castle Howard and around, Malton and the Derwent Valley 10. YORK Food and drink, Getting around, Around the Minster, Mercantile York: trade, debt and industry, Across the Ouse INDEX
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Mike Bagshaw is a freelance travel and nature writer. For many years he was a teacher of outdoor education and has explored the nooks and crannies of the county by bike, foot and canoe.